Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland recently established a Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel to support the work of the organisation in a range of spheres. Members of the Advisory Panel comprise a wide range of experts in the clinical, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, policy and related academic fields. 

Name Title and organisation
Dr. Cora O’Neill Lecturer in Biochemistry, University College Cork
Professor Brian Lawlor Psychiatrist of Old Age, St. James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin
Professor Ian Robertson Trinity College Dublin Institute of Neuroscience
Dr. Mary Cosgrave Psychiatrist of Old Age, St. Ita’s Hospital and Beaumont Hospital
Professor Eamon O’Shea Economist, National University of Ireland, Galway
Mary Manning Interim Director HSE National Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (Dementia Education Programme)
Dr. Sean Kennelly Geriatrician, Tallaght Hospital
Dr. Henry O’Connell Consultant Psychiatrist,  Laois Offaly Mental Health Service
Dr. Siobhan Hutchinson Neurologist, St. James’s Hospital
Dr. Regina McQuillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St. Francis Hospice and Beaumont Hospital
Dr. Kate Irving Memory Works and Lecturer in Nursing Studies, Dublin City University
Anne Quinn Advanced Nurse Practitioner, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Clonmel
Adrian Lewis Senior Occupational Therapist, St. James’s Hospital
Aine O’Riordan Senior Physiotherapist, HSE Primary, Community and Continuing Care, Dublin North City
Dr. Mary McCarron Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Des O’Neill Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College Dublin
Matthew Gibb Senior Social Worker, St. James's Hospital and Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
Dr. Tony Foley GP, Kinsale and Genio Project Lead
Dr. Dominic Trepel Health Economist, University of York
Dr. Shaun O’Keeffe Geriatrician, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway
Eleanor Edmond Capacity Consultant,
Associate Professor Suzanne Cahill Director Dementia Services and Information Development Centre  and The Living with Dementia Programme, TCD
Dr. Judy Walsh Barrister and Department of Equality Studies, UCD
Dr. Deirdre Madden UCC, Medical Law and Ethics
Dr. Frank Marmion GP (Orchard/Blackrock)
Professor Murna Downs Head of Bradford Dementia Group
Dr. Una MacConville Sociologist, University of Bath
Dr. Michelle Kelly Psychology, NUI Maynooth 
Professor Sabina Brennan NEIL Reseach Programme, TCD, Dublin 2


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About Alzheimer Ireland

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