Brian Lawlor, MD, FRCPI, FRCPsych

Deputy Executive Director

We need to develop effective policies and interventions that increase support for informal caregivers of people with dementia around the world.

Current Work

Brian is an academic geriatric psychiatrist with an interest in dementia, late-life depression, loneliness and brain health.

Personal Hero

Seamus Heaney

Words of Strength

Connecting and supporting people

Vision

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.

Strategy

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.

Motivation

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.

Education & Experience

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.

Awards & Honors

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
1990
Solomon Silver Excellence in Research Award
St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
2013
William Stokes Award
Trinity College Dublin
2018
Honorary Fellow
Trinity College Dublin
2020
Trinity Global Engagement Award