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EDI Strategy

PPI Ignite Network @ UCD, as part of the National PPI Ignite Network, are committed to developing an environment and practices underpinned by the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all the activities of the PPI Ignite Network. 

EDI Framework

The National PPI Ignite Network developed an EDI Framework by drawing on the (opens in a new window)Irish Human Rights Equality Commission’s Framework for Building a Culture of Equality and Human Rights in the Workplace.

In UCD, we are using this framework to actively implement the PPI Ignite Network's (opens in a new window)EDI  strategy.

EDI Training & Resources at UCD

Did you know UCD has a wealth of information on EDI policies, training and support? UCD also has a growing number of EDI initiatives, EDI subgroups and UCD EDI Employee Networks. All this and more can be found on the UCD EDI website. Although most of these resources are not PPI-specific, the underlying principles are universal. We strongely recommend anyone involved in PPI to explore the resources and training offered by UCD EDI.

Voice & Agency 4 All seminar series

PPI Ignite Network @ UCD works towards an environment underpinned by the principles Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all our activities. To help understand how we can implement the principles of EDI in our work, we have organised a seminar series, called Voice & Agency 4 All. This series is organised in collaboration with the (opens in a new window)national office of the PPI Ignite Network. 

PPI and homelessness

Listen back to the seminar Involving people experiencing homelessness in research.


Prof Thilo Kroll (UCD) and Sinead Casey (on behalf of Dublin Simon Community) speaking on the project (opens in a new window)Co-development of a mental health service for young people experiencing homelessness.

Daniel Hoey, Kathleena Twomey and Laurie O'Donnell (Focus Ireland) speaking about (opens in a new window)Peer research in housing and homelessness. 

With a welcome by Katherine McSharry (UCD Library) and an introduction by Dr. Emma Dorris (PPI Ignite Network @ UCD).

Disability, Agency, and PPI in Research

Listen to a panel discussion with Jacqui Browne, James Cawley and Stacey Grealis about Agency, Disability and PPI.

Moderated by Dr. Emma Dorris with an introduction by Prof Thilo Kroll.

In this video you will hear from disability advocates and PPI contributors about what we mean by voice and agency, and what lessons we put into practice to improve diversity for PPI in Research.

Contact PPI Ignite Network @ UCD

UCD Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4009 | E: ppi@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)