Supporting Patient and Public Involvement activities in maternal and neonatal clinical trials


Research Area:

Clinical Trial Design/ Maternal and Child Health/ patient and public involvement

What is the research about?

What is the aim of the project?
• The aim of this project is to develop a model for supporting PPI activities in maternal and neonatal clinical trials, specifically focused on PPI recruitment and evaluation of PPI experience and perception of PPI impact.

How will PPI contributors be involved in the project?
• We would like to invite PPI contributors in be involved in different aspects of the project, including:
Taking part in two or three meetings with the lead researcher and other PPI contributors, online or in-person (whichever format suits them best), to:

1) Review and provide feedback on the project’s objectives and the design and methods used in the study.
2) Co-create an interview guide that will be used to conduct interviews with stakeholders in maternal and neonatal trials.

The meetings will take place from March 2024 onwards. Contributors can choose how many meetings they take part in.

We would like to invite people who have experience of taking part in PPI in trials focused on maternal or neonatal health, or women and parents of neonates who have participated in maternal and neonatal trials, to take part in this project.

Opportunity for:

Person living with condition / Member of the public / Parent or carer / Service user

Involvement Opportunity Details


Time commitment:

3 x 1-hour meetings, online or in-person

Contact between meetings:

After each meeting, the lead researcher will email PPI contributors a summary of what was discussed. Contributors can decide to opt out of this communication.

Length of involvement:

3 months (excluding optional study updates from the lead researcher through email)

Start date for involvement:




Online / In Person

If online, explain how:

Online meetings will be held through Zoom.

If in person, explain where:

If you would like to take part, you can attend meetings online or in-person, whichever suits you best. If you would prefer to meet in-person, meetings will be held in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.

Other ways of communicating:


Funding available for:

PPI contributor’s time

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:

Kathleen Hannon


Trinity College Dublin

Contact email:

Researcher background:

PhD student, with a research background in maternal health

Research funder:

Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN)


Interested in this PPI Opportunity?

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