Pieta Blog - Our search is on for research students!

Our search is on for research students!

Date: 15th February 2017

We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic students who are interested in research.

Pieta House has a small but busy research department. For the past five years it has been researching evidence-based methods to improve our service, support our clients and encourage people to come and see us when they need to. As part of our research, we’ve been lucky to work with fantastic university students on final year, master's and doctorate projects.

This gives us a chance to work with enthusiastic people who have exciting new ideas. It also gives students a chance to work with a skilled research team, gain real-world research experience and boost their CV. Now, we’re launching the Pieta House Research Certificate. This is an acknowledgement of excellence in research awarded to students who work with us to make a significant contribution to a project. Under the guidance of the research department, students conduct a piece of original research, giving them the chance to learn a range of skills essential for a career in research. We’ll also work with university supervisors to help students use their research for their college thesis.

Types of skills students will gain:

  • Literature reviews
  • Transcription
  • Database analysis
  • Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • SPSS experience

Who can apply:

  • Postgrads (MSc and PhD)
  • Undergrads
  • Hdips
  • Conversion students

Research interests:
At Pieta House we’re particularly interested in better understanding the mental health needs of marginalised communities in Ireland, such as the experiences of immigrants, the Traveller community, people who have experienced sexual assault, the LGBT+ community and individuals with disabilities. We’re also interested in internal projects that focus on improving our services for clients and supporting our staff.

Get in touch:
If you want to add to your CV while also helping us to conduct innovative research that will benefit the community, contact our Research Coordinator, Dr Cat Hughes, at cat.hughes@pieta.ie Please include a CV and a cover letter stating your research interests.