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Ronaldo Munck is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Engaged Research at Dublin City University and a member of the Council of Europe Task Force on The Local Democratic Mission of Higher Education. Professor Munck was the first Head of Civic Engagement at DCU and drove the ‘third mission’ alongside teaching and research. His own work in this area includes the co-edited volumes Higher Education and Civic Engagement: Comparative Perspectives, Higher Education and Community-Based Research & The Local Mission of Higher Education: Principles and Practice.
Kate Irving is currently working in Dublin City University, where she is Professor of Clinical Nursing, a joint appointment between DCU and the CHO9. She completed her PhD in 2001 at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. This thesis was entitled: Case studies in restraint use. Kate has a significant leadership role Irish dementia policy development and successfully led the national Dementia training initiative: Dementia Skills Elevator, aiming to develop dementia skills capacity in services and communities.