Dominic Trépel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Economics

We need to develop evidence to lobby at the highest levels to ensure people with dementia have access to the best available resources.

Current Work

Dominic is an academic health economist and holds a doctoral degree (PhD) in Economics with specialisation in health. For the last two decades, Dominic has maintained a specific research interest in the economics of mental health, dementia and the brain. Technically, he is interested in health technology assessment and economic evaluation.

Personal Hero

Adam Smith

Words of Strength

Influencing policy, real-world change

Vision

The economic implications for dementia are staggering. Prioritization of available funds for service or research has failed to meet this challenge. By building a generation of leaders in the economics of brain health, we will develop evidence to lobby at the highest levels to ensure people with dementia have access to the best available resources.

Strategy

Dominic runs a team focused on the economics of brain health, conducting research with national and international policymakers on the value of dementia prevention, acquired brain injury, successful aging and non-pharmacological approaches.

Motivation

Dominic is motivated by the vision of a world where people living with dementia will be supported by systems which provide the highest potential quality of life. Dominic is dedicated to health economics research to disrupt societal inefficiencies which may reduce the benefits available to those affected by dementia.

Education & Experience

Dominic is an academic health economist with dedicated interests in dementia, mental health and aging. Dominic joined Trinity College Dublin in 2017 and is a member of GBHI faculty, and a member of faculty in Trinity's School of Medicine. Dominic holds a doctoral degree (PhD) in Economics (with a specialisation in health and econometrics) and has been conducting research to influence policy and practice for over two decades. Dominic's research group is home to a growing, vibrant group of health economic researchers.