About CP-Life Research Centre

Cerebral Palsy Lifespan Health and Well-being (CP-Life) Research Centre was established in 2023 as part of a Programme of Excellence launched by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Ireland, which aims to establish Ireland as an international leader in cerebral palsy care and research. The programme is being funded with the incredible generosity of a group of private donors, including John and Patrick Collison.

CP-Life Research Centre is located within the School of Physiotherapy at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dublin, Ireland. We have a strong focus on research translation through the development and evaluation of evidence-based practices and supports for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Our vision

That people with cerebral palsy and their families have the support they need to thrive across the lifespan

Our mission

To generate and translate evidence into improvements in services and supports for people with cerebral palsy through high quality research and innovation

Our goals

To conduct high quality multidisciplinary programmes of research that puts the needs and voices of people with cerebral palsy at the centre

To effectively translate research into practice at a clinical and health systems levels

To collaborate and partner with those using, providing, funding and planning health and support services