Brain Health & Housing: Understanding the Past—Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience

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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.

Understanding the Past—Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience

Please join us for our next seminar, on 11 April, which will explore trauma and adverse childhood experiences including the impact on education, life trajectory and adult health and how we can understand and manage this impact to support communities and protect brain health. 

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

This seminar will be chaired by Aine Kerr, journalist and co-founder of Kinzen. The keynote speaker is the Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon.

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  • Niall Muldoon, The Ombudsman for Children, Ireland
  • Trevor Spratt, Professor in Childhood Research and Co-director of the Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, Trinity College


  • Cathal McCrory, Associate Professor of Life Course Development and Ageing, Department of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College  
  • Hanan Khalil, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Qatar University and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology & Atlantic Fellow, GBHI


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