Prof Dympna Casey – Professor of Nursing at NUI Galway

Professor  Dympna Casey (RGN, BA, MA, Phd) has a clinical background in care of older people. She has worked in several different cultures including Australia, Sudan, Kosovo and Angola. For the past 20 years she has worked in nursing education in the National University of Ireland Galway.  She teaches across a range of programmes and supervises students at Masters and PhD level.  Her research interests include care of older people, dementia, self-management of chronic diseases and health promotion. She has a keen interest in promoting healthier lifestyles for older people and in examining ways of supporting and maintaining the health and functional capacity of older people. She has specific expertise in case studies, surveys, mixed methods and qualitative research methodologies.  Her research skills also include designing and developing interventions for RCT’s and ensuring that such interventions are informed by users and other key stakeholders.

She also has specific expertise in nonparticipant observation and conducting interviews with people with dementia. She has extensive experience in leading collaborative interdisciplinary and inter institutional research projects at local and national level . She is currently leading an EU Funded Horizon 2020 project entitled MARIO (Managing Active & Health Aging with the use of caring service robotics) within the thematic section ‘Societal Challenge on Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’.She is College Vice Dean for Interprofessional Learning.