LauraLynn is committed to building research capability through innovation and collaboration nationally and internationally. All research activity at LauraLynn is approved by the Research Ethics Committee (REC) prior to its commencement.

The REC meeting is scheduled for:

  • September 21st, 2021 at 4pm (Closing date for completed applications: September 7th, 2021)

Application forms and guidelines are below. For any other queries related to conducting research in LauraLynn please contact Fiona Woods (

LauraLynn REC Membership:

  • Patricia Lawler, Chairperson and Member of the LauraLynn Board of Directors
  • Dr Paula Lane, Lecturer, Health Sciences, Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Dr Joanne Balfe, Consultant Paediatrician, Tallaght University Hospital & LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
  • Fergus Ryan PhD, mACSLM TUD
  • Fiona Woods, Head of Clinical Education LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
  • Niamh McEnerney, Practice Development Coordinator, LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
  • Niall McGuinness, Independent Data Management Ltd., Cork
  • Tracey McKenna, Director of Children & Young Persons Services, St Michael’s House

For any queries relating to the LauraLynn REC application process, please contact Fiona Woods, Head of Clinical Education. Email: