Site Opportunities at Trinity
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Trinity), founded in 1592, is Ireland’s oldest university and today has a vibrant community of 17,000 students. It is recognized internationally as Ireland’s premier university. Cutting edge research, technology, and innovation places the university at the forefront of higher education in Ireland and globally. It encompasses all major academic disciplines and is committed to world-class teaching and research across the range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science, social, and health sciences. Its historic campus is situated in the center of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city.
At Trinity, GBHI is hosted by the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN), a Trinity Research Institute (TRI) with researchers from a wide range of disciplines including Psychology, Psychiatry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Engineering, and Genetics, among others. These diverse disciplinary origins contribute to its core activities: promoting and supporting interdisciplinary basic and translational research, as well as teaching, public engagement, and national leadership in Neuroscience..
GBHI at Trinity has strong links with the Schools of Medicine, Psychology, and Engineering and is connected to major educational, research centres and projects including the Centre for Health Policy, The Centre for Global Health, the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, and the newly established Dementia Trials Ireland clinical trials network
Trinity has a long tradition of excellence in the field of arts and humanities with a focus on driving new understanding and knowledge in interdisciplinary research. GBHI works closely and collaboratively with the Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Arts Practice to advance the evidence and effectiveness for how creativity and creative practice can promote brain health
Trinity’s two major teaching Hospital are St. James’s Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital. Clinical and lived experiences in all aspects of brain health and dementia care across multiple clinical disciplines and including arts and health, are provided at these clinical sites under the direction of GBHI clinical faculty.
GBHI has a wide network of local and national collaborators, charities and partners including the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the housing agency, Respond, that provide fellows with access to many policy and advocacy aspects of dementia and provide opportunities for the exploration and appreciation of the real-life implications of the social determinants of brain health
Taken together, the unique resources, partnerships and collaborations of UCSF and Trinity create a rich ecosystem for GBHI and provide extensive formal and informal learning opportunities in all aspects of brain health and dementia prevention for our fellows.