Brian is an academic geriatric psychiatrist with an interest in dementia, late-life depression, loneliness and brain health.
Words of Strength
Connecting and supporting people
To decrease the scale and impact of dementia, we need to develop effective policies and interventions that increase support and reduce the caregiver burden experienced by informal caregivers of people with dementia around the world.
Brian is working with different stakeholders, agencies and research groups to understand the determinants of caregiver burden, particularly the impact of loneliness and behavioural and psychological symptoms, with the aim of developing effective strategies and policies that can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of informal caregivers of people with dementia.
By improving the health and wellbeing of caregivers, we can protect caregiver brain health and support the ongoing care of the person with dementia in the community.
Brian graduated from University College Dublin Medical School and received his internal medicine training in Dublin. He then completed a psychiatry residency at University of Florida, Gainesville and a fellowship in geriatric psychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health at Bethesda Maryland. After completing his fellowship, he was appointed Chief of Psychogeriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York after which he returned to Ireland as a Consultant Psychiatrist at St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin.