Funded PhD, supported by the HRB CRF (Clinical Research Facility) UCC

Project Title: PPI in clinical trials for vulnerable populations

This HRB CRF (Clinical Research Facility) UCC fully funded PhD involves a multistakeholder collaboration between CRFC, PPI Ignite Network @ UCC and the INFANT Research Centre.

The PhD will address conceptual and implementation aspects of PPI in the context of clinical trials in neonates/children. The work will be embedded within one or more ongoing CRF/UCC trials. The PhD will inform ongoing CRFC best practice implementation of PPI in clinical trials for diverse patient population groups, as well as develop the theoretical and PPI implementation competence of the successful PhD scholar.

Funding arrangement: Full time four years.

Supports: Placement in INFANT.

UCC PhD supports and training.

Supported by PPI Ignite Network @ UCC

Registration: Full time

Stipend: €19,000

The PhD will be supervised by Professor Geraldine Boylan, Professor Patricia Kearney, Site Lead PPI Ignite @ UCC and Dr Emmy Racine, Programme Manager, PPI Ignite @ UCC.

To apply please send a statement of interest (<200 words) and a brief (2 page max) CV to Professor Patricia Kearney, PPI Ignite @ UCC. Email:

CLOSING DATE: Thursday July 27th