Public and patient involvement (PPI) in research is research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them (www.invo.org.uk). At this symposium the Health Research Board (HRB) funded PPI Ignite project at DCU will be launched. This DCU project aims to support and promote capacity building at an organisational level for high quality PPI in health and social care research. This overall project and initial symposium is important for health and social care researchers to engage with, as the HRB, alongside many international funding bodies, move towards the active involvement of public and patients as peer reviewers and the inclusion of PPI as a critical evaluation criterion for the successful funding of health and social care research in the future.
10.00 Opening address
Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University
10.10 Why, and when, should you involve the public and patients in your research?
Olive O’Connor. Public Representative, Founder MediStori
10.30 A case example of involving the public and patients throughout all stages of the research process: The Services after Hospital: Action to develop REcommenDations (SHARED) study
Carole Mockford, Public and Patient Involvement Research, University of Warwick
11.10 Sustainably embedding meaningful public and patient involvement in health and social care research at DCU, and beyond
Veronica Lambert, HRB PPI Ignite Lead for DCU, School of Nursing & Human Sciences
11.40 Panel Discussion
11.55 Closing comments
Anne Cody, Head of pre-award, Health Research Board
Lucy Whiston, Reserach Fellow, DCU PPI Ignite, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University
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