Professor Patricia Kearney
Professor Patricia Kearney is the UCC co-lead for the National PPI Ignite Network. She is a member of the National Network Steering Committee and co- leads work package 2 which is focussed on embedding PPI scholarship into undergraduate and postgraduate education. At UCC site level, Patricia works closely with Dr Emmy Racine, PPI Ignite Network@ UCC Programme Manager to build capacity for high-quality PPI within UCC and amongst wider society, and embed PPI into institutional policies and practices.
Patricia is a Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health in UCC. Her research interests include chronic disease prevention and management, lifecourse epidemiology and clinical trials. She leads the ESPRIT (Evidence to Support Prevention Implementation and Translation) research group at UCC with a transdisciplinary group of researchers in epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, implementation science and health psychology.