Public and patient involvement in research – why bother?

The ESMAC Early Career Network board are delighted to announce our next event in our ongoing webinar series. This event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and is open to all.

Title:                     Public and patient involvement in research – why bother?
When:                  22 March 2024 at 12:00 GMT/13:00 CET (duration 1 hour)

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Public and patient involvement (PPI) is becoming more and more important in research and aims to involve the public and patients in planning and doing research throughout a research project. Inspired by the motto ‘Nothing about us, without us’, PPI seeks to place the patient centrally within the research process, enabling more impactful, feasible and relevant research outputs. PPI is becoming an increasingly important topic in our field. While differences exist between countries, increasingly funders are requiring PPI to be included within research proposals, projects and dissemination. But how do you include PPI in your research? Do you routinely involve members of the public and/or patients as equal members of your research team? Do you think the opinions and insights of a patient or member of the public would add value to your research team? If you were to include PPI within your research, what steps would you take to make this happen?


  • Dr Manjula Manikandan PhD MSc (Appl. Physio), BSc (Physio), postdoctoral researcher in the CP-Life Research Centre, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin
  • Jessica Burke MA (Psych.) MSc (Clin. Neurosc.) BA. Researcher, CP-Life Research  Centre, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

On behalf of ESMAC ECN we hope to see you at this meeting. For any questions, please contact