Event Details

older couple holding a small model of a house

About the Seminar Series

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) and Respond are delighted to co-host a series of seminars which will advance our understanding of brain health as it applies to housing design, care provision and homeless services. Seminars will bring together leading brain health and housing experts to examine:

  • The design of housing services in the context of ageing and dementia.
  • Promoting brain health, across the life-course, and developing sustainable communities.
  • Equity, brain health and housing. 
  • The human perspective of brain health issues for both housing service users and providers.

Design for Ageing

Please join us for the inaugural seminar, 21 June, which will explore the biomedical, social, design, and community considerations of age-adapted living including the relationship between brain health and the built environment and how green innovations can help older adults live healthier and happier lives.

It will be an action-oriented session, aiming to discuss, generate and disseminate best practice in the field.

This opening seminar will be launched by Darragh O’Brien, T.D., Irish Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and will be chaired by Aine Kerr, journalist and co-founder of Kinzen.





"The relationship between brain health and the built environment"

"Nature assisted health innovations in elderly care"


  • Berenice Werle, Geriatrician, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
  • Suzanne Timmons, Clinical Lead, National Dementia Office
  • Marissa Plouin, Housing Policy Analyst, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Nora Owen, Former Irish Minister for Justice
  • Tom Grey, Research Fellow, TrinityHaus Research Center, Trinity College



Current Fellows, Faculty, GBHI Mentors, Global Atlantic Fellows, People with Lived Experience of Dementia, Public, Regional Mentors, Staff