Launch and Symposium Invitation: Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research

4 th Floor, DCU Invent building
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Lucy Whiston
Launch and Symposium Invitation: Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research


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 ( 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.


9:30 Registration

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

Further information

Lucy Whiston, Reserach Fellow, DCU PPI Ignite, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University or