Cohort 
2018

Miriam Galvin, PhD, MSc, MA

Academic Researcher

Informal caregivers play an essential part in providing care to people with dementia.

Current Work

Miriam is an Associate Professor in Research Methodology in the Academic Unit of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin. She tracks patient and caregiver journeys and interaction with health services, as well as conceptualizes and assesses the quality of life and caregiver experiences.

Personal Hero

Gitta Serena, Viktor Frankl, Anita Lasker

Words of Strength

Listen and try to understand

Vision

To reduce the impact of dementia, we need to provide services personalized to the individual.

Strategy

Through mixed methods research studies, Miriam is tracking people with neurodegeneration and their caregivers, to try to understand their experiences and quality of life.

Motivation

Informal caregivers play an essential part in providing care to people with dementia.

Education & Experience

Miriam Galvin is a social scientist, with a multidisciplinary academic background in human geography (University College Dublin, Ireland) population health (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) and psychosocial studies (University of Bradford, UK). Her training at the post-doctoral level included medical anthropology, healthcare ethics, and the philosophy of the social sciences. She worked as a research consultant in industry and academia, joining Dublin City University as Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor in Research Methodology in the Academic Unit of Neurology TCD.