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School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
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Academic biography

Kate 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. Kate has led several European research consortiums in dementia prevention and approaches to care and support. Kate currently teaches the practice development module in Dementia and Ethics in Nursing on the under graduate curriculum.  

Research interests

Kate’s research interests include Dementia prevention/delay (Principle investigator FP7 Funded: Innovative Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence), timely intervention in dementia care (Partner in FP7 funded Dem@care Ambient assisted living for dementia and JPND Actifcare, care pathways post diagnosis). Feasibility of a dementia register for Ireland (NGO commissioned). Dementia and sensor technology (Partner Demcare FP7 Funding).