Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin
PPI Ignite network

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity PPI Ignite Office is led by Prof Mary McCarron with Programme Manager Michael Foley. 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. Trinity is leading on the quality improvement aspect of the PPI network and on encouraging a culture of impact. It also has an ambitious plan for the encouragement, development and celebration of PPI within Trinity itself and on the promotion of inclusive, diverse PPI activity.

PPI Ignite network

Local Partners


Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID)

The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability is an international and multi-disciplinary research centre examining key issues in ageing and the life course, informing policy and debate at the national and local level.


The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland, the overarching aim of which is to make Ireland the best place in the world to grow old.


Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) is dedicated to protecting the world’s ageing populations from threats to brain health. It strives to improve brain health for populations across the world, reaching into local communities and across its global network.

Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Facility​

Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Facility

The Clinical Research Faculty at St James Hospital is a state-of-the-art research facility supporting world class research across a wide range of clinical conditions. It is central to the clinical research activity taking place on campus. It supports and conducts a wide range of studies from observational studies to complex clinical trials.

Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery​

Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery

Trinity School of Nursing & Midwifery is ranked 1st in Ireland, 46th in the World in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021. It offers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prof Louise Gallagher​

Prof Louise Gallagher

Professor Louise Gallagher is Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the HSE/ National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght. She has a particular interest in autism genomics and engages with neurodiverse communities in her Public and Patient Involvement work.

Prof Linda Hogan​

Prof Linda Hogan

Professor Linda Hogan is an ethicist with extensive experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-religious contexts. Her primary research interests are inter-cultural and inter-religious ethics, social and political ethics, human rights and gender. She is interested in framing the ethical conversation around Public and Patient Involvement.
Dr Deirdre Daly​

Dr Deirdre Daly

Dr Deirdre Daly is an Assistant Professor in Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She is Principal Investigator on the Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland (MAMMI) study and other related maternity care studies. Public and Patient Involvement plays an integral part in her work.

Dr Catherine Darker

Dr Catherine Darker

Dr Catherine Darker is Associate Professor in Health Services Research, based in the Institute of Public Health, Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests lie in translating evidence into practice, using theories, evidence and methods for changing the behaviours, known as Implementation research. She is an advocate for public and patient involvement.

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