Workshop Title: Public and Patient Involvement (PPI): Achieving Equitable Change and Collaborative Working in Research with Seldom Heard Voices
Capacity: Max. 25
Room: B006, Health Science Centre (View Programme)
About this workshop
In this workshop, we will examine the value basis of PPI, ways of inclusive working in research, and present support tools to facilitate PPI. We will draw on case examples from areas such as homelessness, disability and ethnic minority health to exemplify modes of engagement throughout the research cycle. These examples will be taken from different health- and social care settings from in and outside Ireland. The work will illustrate the potential for tangible practice and policy change.
This workshop will be hosted on behalf of the PPI Ignite National Network at UCD https://www.ucd.ie/ppi/. It is part of a national effort to implement PPI in all of health and social care research in Ireland https://ppinetwork.ie/.
Public and patient involvement in health research has gained momentum in Europe and North America over the past 15 years, and in many social science disciplines, participatory action and engaged research has had a much longer tradition. There is some criticism that many PPI initiatives and research projects claiming PPI leave out key stakeholder voices. We will introduce some practical planning instruments that facilitate working and also discuss how institutional barriers may be overcome. Finally, we use codesign techniques to provide participants with a first-hand experience of how creative solutions to can be found to tackle complex challenges in partnership.
The workshop is open to:
- Health and social care researchers who wish to learn more about PPI
- Graduate students and early career researchers
- Members of support and advocacy organisations involved in research
- Research administrators
- Health and social care professionals and managers involved in research