SCIENCE ESPRESSO 4: PROACT PROJECT

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 18:30
FREE - PLEASE REGISTER
Science Gallery

Please note that Professor John Dinsmore will be unable to host this talk - instead, we will be joined by Caoimhe Hannigan and Emma Murphy.

Science Espressos are a series of talks running alongside the SPARKS exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin throughout January and February, offering visitors the chance to get up close and personal with experts representing different areas of health research. 

The fourth talk in the series takes place at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 6th February and features Caoimhe Hannigan and Emma Murphy. They will look at advancing proactive digital integrated care for older persons self-managing with multimorbidity. 

Caoimhe Hannigan is a Research Fellow and Project Manager for the ProACT project in the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. Caoimhe has a background in psychology; she holds a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College and is also a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Ulster. She has significant experience in the design and implementation of research related to cognitive function, health and well-being in older populations. Before joining ProACT, she worked on a number of large-scale research projects related to health, ageing and dementia in Trinity College Dublin and St James Hospital in Dublin.

Emma Murphy is a research fellow on the ProACT project. Previously she was awarded an Irish Research Council postdoctoral research fellowship investigating the potential of inclusive technology to support older adult learners. Emma has significant experience in the design and evaluation of user interaction techniques for older adults and people with disabilities ,and has published extensively in this area. Emma completed her PhD at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast and is also a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She has previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Dublin City University and McGill University, Montreal.