University College Cork

PPI Ignite network

University College Cork

PPI Ignite Network@ UCC is led by Professor Patricia Kearney, with programme manager Dr Emmy Racine. 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. To achieve this aim PPI Ignite Network@ UCC works collaboratively with students and colleagues from across the University’s colleges and research centres, local partner organisations and individual PPI contributors.

PPI Ignite network

Local Partners

All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care​

All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is a leading organisation with national and international influence driving excellence in palliative care. AIIHPC is a collaborative of hospices, health and social care organisations and universities on the island of Ireland.

APC Microbiome Ireland​

APC Microbiome Ireland

APC Microbiome Ireland is a world leading SFI research centre, with over 300 researchers and clinicians based in headquarters UCC and Teagasc as well as partner institutes MTU, NUIG, UCD, NIBRT, UL and TCD. APC nurtures a strong international network of academic, community and industry relationships and collaborates extensively with these stakeholders to explore how to harness and manipulate microbes for the good of human and planetary health.

Cork City of Sanctuary ​

Cork City of Sanctuary

The Cork City of Sanctuary (COS) movement is committed to making Cork a place of welcome, support and safety for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants and persons of migrant origin, where diversity is recognised and celebrated. Places of Sanctuary Ireland is a network of groups in towns, cities and local communities which share the objectives of promoting the integration, inclusion and welfare of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants, by encouraging every sector of society to make a practical commitment to becoming places of welcome and safety.

Cork Kerry Mental Health Engagement Office​

Cork Kerry Mental Health Engagement Office


HRB Clinical Research Facility- Cork​

HRB Clinical Research Facility- Cork

The HRB Clinical Research facility at UCC is co-funded by the Health Research Board and the College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork with the dual purpose of facilitating high quality conduct of Patient Focused Research in UCC and it’s affiliated Hospitals in the South and South-West Hospital Group and mitigating all elements of risk in the conduct of such research to all parties involved.

Family Carers Ireland​

Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland is the national charity supporting the 500,000 family carers across the country who care for loved ones such as children or adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses, mental ill-health or addiction. Our vision is an Ireland in which family carers are properly recognised, supported and empowered.

INFANT Research Centre ​

INFANT Research Centre  

The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) is Ireland’s first translational research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood. Founded on over a decade of awarding winning collaborative research and core funding from Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI), INFANT is now home to a truly diverse multidisciplinary team of close to 100 whose work encompasses a wide variety of closely integrated research themes, spanning bench to bed and cot-side. INFANT is hosted by University College Cork and co-located with clinical partners Cork University Hospital and Cork University Maternity Hospital.

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