Five things older LGBTQ+ people need you to know

Megan Oglesby and Sinéad Hynes wrote and published a short article on the RTÉ Brainstorm website based on the results of the Diversifying Dementia Services research. Read this article linked HERE

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Why I became a patient researcher - RTÉ Brainstorm

Robert Joyce, embedded patient researcher on the COB-MS trial, wrote and published a short article on the RTÉ Brainstorm website. Read his article linked HERE

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Improving the quality of health research with patient-researchers

Robert Joyce, embedded patient researcher on the COB-MS trial, was invited to expand on his Open Letter on the HRB Open platform, through an interview published on the HRB blog. Read about his views on how patients might improve the quality of health research through meaningful involvement and participation. Article linked HERE

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Build-a-Box Campaign  

The Build-a-Box Campaign was chosen as a feature project by Campus Engage- see here.

The Build-a-Box programme, developed in the ‘Community Engagement’ module, aimed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups. Genuine partnerships that are of mutual benefit to the students and community partners are critical for this programme's success. Students are exposed to real-time community issues. They learn to respond to the needs of their partners with empathy and respect, and contribute to creative and sustainable solutions to everyday problems, ultimately building the foundation for life-long partnership skills.

Interview with GCN


Daithí Cee, a PPI contributor and activist, and Sinéad sat down with Ian Smith from Gay Community News to talk about the Diversifying Dementia Research project, funded by the Irish Research Council, planned in conjunction with Alzheimer Society. 

Read the article HERE on the GCN website.

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PPI Excellence Award

COB-MS research project announced as joint winner of PPI Excellence in research 

February 25th 2021

We are thrilled as a team to be joint winners of the PPI Excellence in research award 2021. More information in the video below, with a longer video on the PPI Ignite Youtube site.


Please see: for more information on PPI-focused aspects of our trial.