GEMS Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Anne Mac Farlane, led a successful bid to receive a €350k ‘PPI Ignite’ award under a new scheme offered by the Health Research Board and Irish Research Council to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. 

The bid was co-designed with representatives of the Limerick City Community Development Project, University Hospital Limerick Patient Liaison Group, HSE Community Care and Care Alliance Ireland as well as a number of UL colleagues from the HRI and Campus Engage.  This funding will be used to further integrate Public and Patient Involvement into the Health Research Institute and the University, and will support researchers across a range of disciplines to mainstream PPI in their research.