We are excited to share news of this upcoming IASLT Research SIG lunchtime webinar and of our collaboration with the PPI Ignite Network. Dr Ruth Mc Menamin and Martha Killilea from NUI Galway will be sharing their knowledge and experience of public and patient involvement in SLT clinical research. The learning will be invaluable for SLTs planning or involved in research.
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€10: IASLT and IASLT SLT RESSIG member
€15: IASLT member
€60: non IASLT/non SLT REESSIG member
is a co-lead for the PPI Ignite Network @ University of Galway. She has been a member of the PPI Ignite steering committee and a PPI catalyst @ University of Galway since 2018. Ruth is a lecturer above the bar in the Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Galway. Ruth’s experience and expertise of connecting and empowering people to develop PPI practice in research and scholarship make her particularly suited to co-lead work package 1 (Building national PPI capacity across communities) with colleagues in DCU and HRCI. In collaboration with PPI contributors and other colleagues, Ruth has co-designed, co-delivered, and co-evaluated PPI training locally, nationally and internationally. This training and the structured PPI PhD module at University of Galway is supporting researchers to embed PPI in their research and become PPI influencers in their own networks. Ruth is a member of the Executive Committee of the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs) which includes 253 members from 40 countries, representing 43 languages. As the Early Stage and Junior Stage Research officer Ruth is responsible for offering networking and training opportunities for 140 members. This work and her role as a guest editor on a special issue in the journal Aphasiology is providing collated resources and good examples related to PPI in aphasia research and scholarship to an international audience.
is the Programme Manager of the PPI Ignite Network @ University of Galway. Martha has been involved with PPI Ignite since 2018, and became the programme manager in April 2021. Martha contributes to each of the work packages within the PPI Ignite Network. She also works with researchers and the public and patients to ensure that the voice of the patient shapes and influences our health and social care research, enhancing the quality, relevance and impact of the research being conducted in University of Galway.
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