Citizen-Researcher Alliance for Primary Care Cancer Research in Ireland


Research Area:

Cancer / Primary Care

What is the research about?

Our initiative focuses on enhancing cancer care research within primary healthcare settings in Ireland through a citizen science approach. We aim to combine the expertise of our researchers with insights from patients and the public to improve prevention, detection, and initial management of cancer.

PPI Contributors will be involved in:

Setting the Research Question

·         defining research priorities and questions

Reviewing Research Materials:

·         Involved in reviewing and refining research materials to ensure clarity, relevance, and cultural sensitivity.

Participating in Data Analysis:

·         Contributing to data interpretation, ensuring results are understandable and applicable to real-life contexts.

Giving Feedback on Dissemination Materials:

·         Providing insights to make sure that research findings are communicated effectively to a non-specialist audience.

Co-authoring Outputs:

·         We will offer opportunities for PPI contributors to co-author research papers and presentations

Opportunity for:

Person living with condition / Member of the public / Parent or carer / Social care experienced person / Service user

Involvement Opportunity Details


Time commitment:

Length of Meetings: Half-day sessions; Number of Meetings: 3 face-to-face meetings throughout the year

Contact between meetings:

Continuous engagement through our digital platform, with opportunities for feedback, discussion, and updates on research progress.

Length of involvement:

12 months

Start date for involvement:




Online / In Person

If online, explain how:

We will facilitate online engagement through Microsoft Teams for collaborative work and document sharing, and regular email communication for updates and scheduling.

If in person, explain where:

In-person meetings will take place with the PRiCAN Research Group. Department of General Practice, RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

Other ways of communicating:

dedicated online portal / Email / video conferencing

Funding available for:

PPI contributor’s time / Travel and other expenses

If no funding available, explain why:

Not applicable

Other Information

Stage of the research study/ programme:

Research started

Is this opportunity for PPI in a PhD:


Closing date to contact researchers:


Research Team

Contact person:

Professor Patrick Redmond


RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Contact email:

Researcher background:

Primary Care Researchers

Research funder:

Irish Cancer Society


Interested in this PPI Opportunity?

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