UCD Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Ignite Program

Health and Well-being

UCD Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Ignite Program

Project synopsis

The UCD PPI Ignite team are actively embedding PPI in health and social are research, education and training, professional practice and administration across UCD’s structures. We are working with people who are seldom heard to develop research, education and support at UCD to include them from the start. We are learning together to make PPI in health and social care research and education meaningful and effective.

SAGE-Support and Advocacy for Older People;
Disability Federation of Ireland;
Dublin Simon Community;
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland;
HEAL: Health Education And Libraries,
Dublin City Council, Dublin;
Ireland East Hospital Group;
Spinal Injuries Ireland;
Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford;
Family Carers Ireland;
St Vincent’s University Hospital

Co-design and Capacity Building

This project is currently ongoing, with an anticipated end date of November 2020.

The planned outputs are:

  • Research: To capture best PPI research practice and transfer them into practice to enable immersion.
  • Capacity and Capability: To support and develop ongoing training and education that builds PPI Capacity both within UCD and externally with our partners.
  • Knowledge Mobilisation and Network Formation: To establish/ provide networks, structures and processes to facilitate meaningful and reciprocal knowledge exchange.
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • New knowledge
  • Societal Engagement
Higher Education Institution:

University College Dublin

Funding Source:

Health Research Board
[PPI- 2017-004]

Academic Contact:

Professor Thilo Kroll (UCD)
School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems