Ian Robertson, MPhil, PhD, FTCD

Co-Director

We have to quickly translate dementia-related science to deliver effective prevention and treatment methods equitably across the globe.

Current Work

Ian is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (1999–2016) and was the founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, as well as Dean of Research of Trinity College, from 2004–2007. Ian is Co-Director of GBHI.

Personal Hero

Bill Gates

Words of Strength

Keep watch on the ego

Vision

Dementia will rise fastest in the poorest countries so we have to fund dementia research to the level of cancer research and then quickly translate the science to deliver effective prevention and treatment methods equitably across the globe.

Strategy

Ian is a neuropsychologist working to understand how attention works in the brain and what role attention and alertness play in preserving brain function as we age.

Motivation

Ian wants to: a) understand how lifestyle and behavior shapes brain function and, b) harness this knowledge for effective prevention strategies for dementia.

Education & Experience

Ian studied and trained at Glasgow University and the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. Currently Emeritus Professor at Trinity College Dublin and Co-Director of GBHI, he previously spent 8 years at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University and before that at Edinburgh University.

Awards & Honors

European Academy (MAE)
Member
American Psychological Society
Fellow
British Psychological Society
Fellow

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