Lead Sites

PPI Ignite network

Seven Universities at Our Core

At the centre of the PPI Ignite Network are seven Universities (Lead Sites), providing the training, support and guidance to help researchers involve public and patients, right from the start of a research idea. We also work with the public and patients and with patient and community organisations, to help develop a shared understanding of PPI.  

With the national office, the seven Universities are working together to ensure there is shared learning, a sharing of resources and expertise and a focus on excellence in what Ireland can deliver in terms of high quality, meaningful public and patient involvement in health and social care research, as we work to bring about change, where required,  to institutional and national policies and procedures to facilitate involvement.     

PPI Ignite network

Programme offices

Check out who is involved at each University.



The PPI Ignite Network at DCU is led by Professor Veronica Lambert with Programme Manager Dr Lucy Whiston and a Community of Practice including our DCU local partners and representation from Schools and Departments from across DCU.



University of Galway  aims to bring about a culture change in health and social care research so that those that are most likely to be impacted by the research findings will be involved in, and shape that research.


The PPI Ignite Network at RCSI is led by Dr. Michelle Flood. Involving patients and public in healthcare research (PPI) is central to RCSI’s ultimate purpose ‘to work in service of patients’. 



Trinity has committed, at a strategic level, to the pursuit of engaged research approaches across the university; the involvement of patients, carers and members of the public in health-related research is core to that commitment.



The aim of PPI Ignite Network@ UCC is to build capacity for high-quality PPI within UCC and amongst wider society and embed PPI within institutional policies and practices.



The PPI Ignite Network @ UCD team are actively embedding PPI in health and social care research, education and training, professional practice and administration across UCD’s structures.



The PPI Ignite Network @UL aims to build on the success of PPI Ignite (2018-2021) in transforming institutional health research culture through its objectives of training and development, networking, and policy change.

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