Committee members

The DRNI is headed by a cross institutional and inter-disciplinary management committee representing each of the key research domains, namely, basic, clinical, social/economic policy and connected health research.

Management committee

Chair - Prof. Seán Kennelly

Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin. Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Director of Memory Assessment and Support Service, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin.

Dr. Barry Boland

Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University College Cork

Dr. Fiona Keogh

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Prof. Catherine Blake

Senior lecturer and Head of UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

Dr. Bernadette Rock

Policy and Research Manager, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Dr. Dominic Trépel

Assistant Professor (Health Economics), Global Brain Health Institute / School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin


Prof. Orla Hardiman

Professor / Head of Academic Neurology Trinity College Dublin, Consultant Neurologist Beaumont Hospital.

Prof. Rose Anne Kenny

Head of the Academic Department of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin. Director of the Falls and Syncope Unit and Director of the Centre for Successful Ageing at St. James's Hospital.

Dr. Una Fitzgerald

Director, Galway Neuroscience Centre, NUI Galway

Prof. Suzanne Cahill

Associate Professor, School of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Suzanne Timmons

Geriatrician and senior lecturer in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation in UCC.

Prof. Kate Irving

Professor of Clinical Nursing, Department of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University.

Prof. Jochen Prehn

3U-COEN, Director Centre for Systems Medicine & Professor of Physiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Professor David Finn

Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Principal Investigator and Founding Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway.

Dr. Keith Murphy

Professor of Neuropharmacology, Neurotherapeutics Research Group, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, University College Dublin. Co-Director of Centre for Applied Neuroscience, UCD.

Scientific Project Manager

Dr. Carol Rogan

The network is co-ordinated on a day-to day basis by Carol Rogan, Trinity College Dublin