People have expert knowledge about their own health and illness. It is essential that this knowledge is respected and included in health research. Professor MacFarlane and her inter-disciplinary team in the Graduate Entry Medical School are working on projects in Ireland, Europe and in North America to identify best practice to promote the meaningful involvement of patients and the public in health research.
The Health Research Institute (HRI) is a cross faculty institute that brings together researchers from UL and its partner institutions with a focus on convergent and translational health research. The mission of the HRI is to conduct outstanding transformative research in order to improve the health and well-being of individuals, patients, communities and populations.