Committee members

The DNNI 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: Professor Brian Lawlor

Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Consultant Psychiatrist at St James’s Hospital, Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at M.I.R.A., St James’s Hospital, Clinical Director of Psychiatry, St James’s Hospital.

Professor Cora O' Neill

Director of Cork NeuroScience Centre, Vice-Head School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Alzheimers Disease Research Lab, BioSciences Institute, University College Cork.

Professor Eamon O' Shea

Personal Professor, School of Business & Economics, Irish Centre For Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Professor Catherine Blake

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

Dr. Bernadette Rock

Policy and Research Manager, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland


Professor Orla Hardiman

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

Professor Rose Anne Kenny

Head of the academic Department of Medical Gerontology, Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital, Director of the Centre for Successful Ageing at St. James Hospital.

Professor Michael Rowan

Professor of Neuropharmacology, Trinity Institute of Neuroscience , Trinity College Dublin

Professor Suzanne Cahill

Director Dementia Services Information and Development Centre's (DSIDC) St. James Hospital, 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.

Professor Kate Irving

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Department of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University.

Professor Jochen Prehn

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

Professor David Finn

Director of the Galway Neuroscience Centre and NUI Galway’s Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN); Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway.

Dr. Keith Murphy

Head of School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Head of Neurotherapeutics Research Group, University College Dublin.

Scientific co-ordinator

Dr. Carol Rogan

The network is co-ordinated on a day-to day basis by Carol Rogan, Alzheimer Society of Ireland.