Principal Investigator NEX Project
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus

Academic biography

I qualified as a general nurse and midwife and worked in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Africa before returning to Ireland to complete a Higher Diploma in Public Health Nursing and an MSc in Community Health. In line with my interests in community health and ageing I subsequently undertook a PhD in Health Services and Population Health Research funded by the HRB (2007-2011). This work focused on formal home care provision for older adults and was followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology (2013-2016) at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College. 

My current role is focused on ageing with a particular emphasis on technology to support older adults to live independently at home. I am a funded investigator at the Centre for eIntegrated Care at DCU and PI on the NEX project funded under the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (https://www.dcu.ie/ceic/nex). 

Research interests

The NEX project involves a collaboration between the Centre for eIntegrated Care, the INSIGHT centre for data analytics and industry partners Davra and Danalto. This project is focused on the co-design and development of technology to support older adults to remain living independently in their own homes. Further information can be found on the website (https://www.dcu.ie/ceic/nex).