Over the next two months the PPI Ignite Network at DCU, in collaboration with the PPI Ignite Network National Programme Office, are coordinating the second seminar series on Public and Patient Involvement in Research with Children and Young People (Translating Rhetoric into Reality). In this three-part seminar series, national and international speakers will share their experiences of, and planning for, PPI in research with children and young people.
In the first seminar of the 2022 series, Dr Louca-Mai Brady (University of Hertfordshire) will discuss practical techniques and participatory methods for embedding children and young people’s involvement in health and social care research. Dr Brady is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC). She has worked in the field of children and young people’s involvement for many years, as a researcher, facilitator and advisor. Her research interests include young people's participation in health and social care research and services, disability and qualitative and participatory research methods.
In the second seminar, Dr Peter McCarthy (University College Dublin (UCD)) will provide guidance on how he and his colleagues at the National Children's Cancer Service convened the Young Person's Advisory Group (YPAG) to co-produce research that is relevant, responsive and ‘real’ to the lives of young people with cancer. Dr McCarthy is a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Children’s Cancer Service (NCCS) at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and UCD. He is currently completing a PhD in the genomics of childhood leukaemia and he is also a Special Lecturer in Paediatrics at the School of Medicine (UCD). This seminar will be delivered in collaboration with Barretstown, one of the local partners of the DCU PPI Ignite Network
Finally, for seminar three, Dr Sadhbh Whelan (The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth) will discuss her work examining the lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children. Dr Whelan joined the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in February 2018 as the Child Protection Information Manager. In the early part of her career, Dr Whelan worked as a practitioner in frontline services, in the areas of child protection and homelessness. In Dr Whelan’s seminar there will be a particular focus on planning for the inclusion of public and patient involvement in studies with younger people. This session will be delivered in collaboration with Tusla (Child and Family Agency).
Further details and registration links can be found here:
- Seminar 1—28th April 2022
Practical techniques and participatory methods for embedding children and young people’s involvement in health and social care research https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/301851876087
- Seminar 2—11th May 2022
Process of establishing the Young Person's Advisory Group at the National Children's Cancer Service https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/301853490917
- Seminar 3—26th May 2022
Research and data project examining the lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children: planning for the inclusion of public and patient involvement https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/301855135837
The PPI Ignite Network at DCU is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Irish Research Council (IRC). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.