Seán is a Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly cognitive disorders.
Seán commenced his higher specialist training in Neurology in 2009 by completing an MD on CSF biomarkers of the tauopathies (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)) and Alzheimer’s disease. After clinical training, he was awarded the HSE Dr. Richard Steevens Scholarship to gain further subspecialty experience in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, before commencing his first consultant role in Norwich in 2016, which included an honorary commitment at the Cambridge Memory Clinic.
In 2017 Seán established a specialist Cognitive Disorders Clinic in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), now an integral part of the Regional Specialist Memory Centre, which he co-directs with gerontologist, Professor Sean Kennelly. His clinic at TUH serves as a tertiary referral unit for patients with atypical and young-onset neurodegenerative syndromes and incorporates dedicated interdisciplinary services for patients with DLB; PSP/CBS; Huntington’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.
He is involved in numerous clinical, training and collaborative research endeavors in the field of the dementia and neurodegenerative diseases and is currently supervising a PhD student in Trinity College Dublin in the first prevalence study of PSP/CBS on the island of Ireland. In October 2022, he was appointed Clinical Lead at Ireland’s National Dementia Office.