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Panel Members

Wednesday 4 March 2020: Panel discussion

'Meaningful PPI in the generation of knowledge to inform the development of effective and integrated health services'

Panel Chairperson

Dr Anne Cody

Head of Pre-Award, Health Research Board

Biography Dr Anne Cody

Anne Cody, PhD, MSc Bus Practice Head of Pre-Award, Health Research Board

Anne has a background in cell biology and spent ten years as a researcher in Germany and Ireland. She has been working with the Health Research Board’s research funding function in a variety of roles over the last 15 years. She is responsible for the Pre-Award side of research funding, ensuring implementation of the strategy within a changing environment through funding calls and other activities. She is also a member of a number of national groups and works with other funders internationally to ensure value in research. Anne is particularly interested in creating synergies between initiatives and in developing the HRB’s approach to Public and Patient Involvement (PPI).

Professor Linda Hogan

Professor of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin

Biography Professor Linda Hogan

Professor Linda Hogan is an ethicist with extensive experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-cultural contexts. In 2015 she established the Trinity Ethics Initiative and is founder of Trinity EthicsLab. From 2011-16 she was Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and as such had overall responsibility for education and research at the university, where she coordinated strategic planning, research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, quality and the student experience. Professor Hogan has lectured on a range of topics in ethics and religion, including Ethics in International Affairs; Ethics of Globalisation; Biomedical Ethics; and Comparative Social Ethics. She has held posts at Trinity College Dublin and at the University of Leeds, where she was a member of the Centre for Business Ethics. She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and a Board member of the Coombe Hospital, Science Gallery Dublin and the Marino Institute of Education. She is currently Chair of the Governing Body of Marino Institute of Education. She has also been appointed to the Editorial Boards of international journals including Feminist Theory; the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She has worked on a consultancy basis for a number of national and international organisations, focusing on developing ethical infrastructures. Her most recent monograph is Keeping Faith With Human Rights, Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2016.

Professor Mary McCarron

Professor of Ageing & Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin

Biography Professor Mary McCarron

Mary McCarron, PhD, MA, RNID, RGN, BNS. F.T.C.D is Professor of Ageing and Intellectual Disability and Director of the Trinity Centre for Excellence in Ageing and Intellectual Disability. Professor McCarron is a committed ageing research leader and an international expert in the fields of intellectual disability & ageing, dementia, and palliative care. She is the founder and Principal Investigator for the first ever Longitudinal Comparative Study on Ageing in Persons with Intellectual Disability (IDS-TILDA) to be conducted in Ireland or internationally. This study is a supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). She also leads a large longitudinal study on dementia in people with Down syndrome spanning over 25 years. Her award winning approaches on environmental design and technology innovations are improving quality of life for people across the continuum of dementia. Professor McCarron is setting up a National Memory Service of people with an Intellectual Disability. She has been recognized internationally PPI and in 2019 was awarded the inaugural HRB impact Award.

Dr Derick Mitchell

Chief Exeuctive, The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI)

Biography Dr Derick Mitchell

Dr Derick Mitchell is the Chief Executive of IPPOSI. Derick has over ten years’ experience of working in patient engagement, scientific communications, multi-stakeholder management and advocacy at both the national and European level. Derick leads IPPOSI’s participation in EUPATI - a unique initiative to develop an EU-wide Patient Training Academy. He is also a member of a number of national committees including the eHealth Ireland committee, the Medical and Life Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy as well as the oversight group on implementation of the National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland. Derick has a PhD in Molecular Medicine from University College Dublin, as well as a BSc in Biotechnology from NUI Galway

Dr Pim Valetijn

Vice President of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy

Biography Dr Pim Valetijn

Dr. Pim Valentijn is Vice President of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy and as a Senior Researcher affiliated with Maastricht University.

Pim is one of the world's most influential thinkers on value-based integrated care. He is the inventor of the Rainbow Model and a highly regarded keynote speaker. His scientific research focuses on the added value of innovative care models and the steps that are needed to achieve better health, better care and lower costs. In short: he links science to practice.

With research, consultancy and teaching, he helps to build future-proof solutions that revolutionize how providers deliver care. His motto is: Together we can do it better and cheaper!