Cohort 
2016

Christine FitzGerald, PhD, MA

Health Researcher

Combining person-centered care with community-based interventions offers a more holistic approach to addressing the global issue of dementia.

Current Work

Christine is a Health Researcher exploring the role that community services such as Alzheimer cafés play in supporting social citizenship and developing a psychosocial evaluation strategy to mobilize and enhance psychosocial interventions.

Personal Hero

Family

Words of Strength

Building and maintaining connections

Vision

Reducing the scale and impact of dementia hrough working collaboratively to developing supports that are effective and sustainable.

Strategy

Christine is using health service evaluation approaches to strengthen the evidence base surrounding psychosocial dementia supports.

Motivation

In Ireland 55,000 people are living with dementia. Recent efforts include the development of a National Dementia Plan, raising public and professional awareness, understanding of dementia, workforce training and education, intensive home care packages timely diagnosis and intervention.

Education & Experience

Christine FitzGerald holds a PhD degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a MA degree in health promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She also holds a BSc degree in nursing from the University of Limerick.