Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research
November 4th 2014
The Gibson Hotel, Dublin


The theme of this first meeting of the Irish Health Research Forum was Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in research. PPI ensures the active involvement of the public in all forms of research by bringing together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research, with the aim of advancing it as an essential part of the process by which research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated.

PPI Document

A document was produced following this Forum along with Researcher Testimonies on PPI and both are available to view here.

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Forum Presentations


Keynote Address 

Frances Spillane, Assistant Secretary, Department of Health  

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Introduction to Patient and Public Involvement

Dr. Angela Coulter, Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Boston

Senior Research Scientist at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

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Current Best Practices - Four Perspectives

Simon Denegri, Chair, Involve, and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)      

National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research.

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Dr. Sonja McIllfatrick / Paddie Blaney – All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care Research.               

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Professor Mary McCarron – Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

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Mogens Horder – Professor Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Chair of action group on PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) of the Joint Programming Initiative of Neurodegenerative Disease

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Impact & Benefit
Professor Jennie Popay, University of Lancaster              

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