NUI Galway is hosting an information and education day, for the public, including members of community groups and of patient organisations, who are interested in finding out more about how to work with researchers to guide and influence research, known as Public and Patient Involvement (PPI). A series of workshops will explore how research works and how the people likely to benefit from new treatments can be directly involved in and can shape decisions made to produce them.
Dr Andrew Hunter (QUESTS Co-Chair) and Dr Louise Murphy (QUESTS Training and Communication Working Group Lead) will facilitating a workshop on “Conducting research interviews: Building your PPI skills”. Research data is often collected through interviews, usually conducted by researchers. Sometimes, people from the population about whom the research is being conducted can become interviewers- this is called peer interviewing. This workshop will provide training to the public on how to become peer interviewers and an opportunity to try out some of the skills learned.
Registration for this information and education day is now open – REGISTER HERE. All workshops will be delivered in plain English.