Dr. Dympna O'Sullivan
Dympna is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the School of Computer Science at TU Dublin. She is the PI with overall responsibility of the Smart Dementia Care project. Her research interests are in the area of Health Informatics, in particular in the design, development and evaluation of Decision Support Systems to support clinician and patient decision making. This work involves research across many aspects of the domain including electronic and personal health records, machine learning and intelligent algorithms, explainable AI, sensors and smart home technologies, accessible user interfaces and theories of health behaviour change.
Julie is the Director of NetwellCASALA. Her background is in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and digital health technologies, with a focus on designing and evaluating intuitive and useful health and wellbeing technologies for older adults and those who support their care. Julie joined NetwellCASALA in 2011 and since then has led a number of digital health projects in the areas of chronic disease management, falls prevention, rehabilitation and ambient assisted living. Julie is the Principal Investigator on the Horizon 2020 funded project ProACT and the INTERREG VA funded project ECME, which examine how digital technology can support older adults to self-manage multiple chronic conditions and heart conditions at home, respectively.
Ciaran is PhD candidate at the School of Computer Science at TU Dublin. He received a BEngTech and BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from DIT in 2016 and 2020, respectively. On the Smart Dementia Care project, Ciaran is developing smart sensing solutions to support persons with dementia live independently at home. These solutions will interface with a suite of machine learning algorithms for activity recognition.
Michael earned a BA in Economics and German from University College Dublin, a Master of Arts degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from DkIT and a Graduate Diploma in Digital Media from Dublin Institute of Technology. He has lectured in both Human Computer Interaction and English Language in DkIT. Michael’s PhD research focuses on the user-centred design of applications that support older informal carers in the self-management of their health and wellbeing, specifically in the area of stress management, mindfulness-based interventions and sleep quality.
Dr. Damon Berry
Damon is a member of academic staff in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at TU Dublin. He has been engaged in research in ehealth and smart spaces for the past 25 years. including participation in a series of high profile EU Framework and nationally funded research ehealth projects. Damon is the lead researcher in the tPOT (towards people oriented technology) research group. Alongside his research work, Damon is a member and former chair of the NSAI health information standards committee, which is the Irish mirror-panel for ISO Technical Committtee 215. He has acted in an advisory capacity for HIQA and HSE on ehealth interoperability and has led Irish delegations for ISO TC215 and CENTC251 standardisation working group meetings. Damon is also actively involved in STEM promotion as a founding member of the RoboSlam STEM Collective and a regular contributor to Dublin Maker. He also spent 4 years as a member of the Engineers Ireland STEPS steering committee.
Dr. Jonathan Turner
Jonathan joins the Smart Dementia Self Care Project from City, University of London, where he was Visiting Lecturer in Health Informatics for the last two years of the Health Informatics MSc at City. He was awarded a PhD by City in 2019 for work applying machine learning methods to longitudinal health records for predicting likelihoods of future health events. Previously, Jonathan had spent a number of years in the NHS in the UK as a medical physicist and systems analyst, working in diagnostic imaging, PACS, and hospital information systems management. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. As a post-doctoral researcher in the Smart Dementia Self Care Project, Jonathan is working on activity goal modelling.