About Person-centred Practice

Learn more about our centre's aims and objectives.

Vision for the PcPRC is to be a world-leading centre in research and development that has as its focus the enhancement of knowledge and expertise in person-centred practice.

We will do this as a team by:

  • Working openly
  • Keeping practice at the core of our work
  • Valuing individual strengths, experiences and commitments
  • Nurturing newness and individual development
  • Celebrating achievements
  • With our partners we will:

  • Have a clear purpose
  • Work collaboratively
  • Value reciprocity
  • Share expertise
  • Deliver outcomes
  • Celebrate success
  • Our strategic objectives

  • Ensure that the activities of the PCPRC are practice focussed
  • Continue to grow local, national and international collaborations
  • Achieve at least 6 high quality international peer-reviewed publications each year
  • Submit at least 4 research grants each year and generate income from other sources
  • Further develop our reputation in academic enterprise
  • Capitalise on the expertise of visiting scholars linked with the Centre
  • Develop a collaborative and participatory framework for doctoral students who will work with the Centre
  • Provide education and learning opportunities for advancing knowledge and expertise in person-centred practice (including the translation of PcPRC activities into pre and post registration nursing curricula)
  • Promote the PcPRC and publicise its activities

  • Person-centred practice research centre: work strands

    Our research and development themes integrate our combined expertise in gerontological nursing/practice, person-centred practice and practice development/participatory research methodologies.  We work with our collaborators to develop research topics, research proposals and key agendas for practice development.

    Caring for older people and their families

    Leader: Dr Assumpta Ryan

  • Focuses on family caregiving, entry to long-term care, leadership support and practice development in care homes, domiciliary and community care for older people, dementia and the use of technology to support older people and their carers.
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external individuals, research centres and organisations to improve the quality of care provided to older people and their families.
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  • Methodology development

  • Focuses on practice development research, action research and practitioner inquiry across a variety of clinical specialties
  • Continuing to advance methodologies for participatory research
  • Providing safe, supportive and challenging thinking spaces