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CASEY Dympna


Dr. Dympna Casey RGN, BA, MA is the Established Professor and Head of School in the School of Nursing & Midwifery NUI Galway She is a Registered General Nurse with clinical nursing experience in care of older people. She teaches across a range of programs from undergraduate to postgraduate level and supervises students at Masters and PhD level. Her research interests include psychosocial interventions for people with dementia, health promotion, care of older people, and self management of chronic diseases. Prof Casey has successfully led many research projects in the field of older people and dementia including those focused on technology adoption and user uptake, both at European and national level.  Dympna led the H2020 project MARIO (Managing active and healthy aging with the use of caring robots within the thematic section ‘Societal Challenge on Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’ which was selected as one of the top 25 influential ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing projects. She has specific expertise in case study and mixed methods research and qualitative research methodologies. Her skills include designing and developing interventions for older people and ensuring that such interventions are informed by users and key stakeholder and adhere to best ethical practice guidelines; conducting interviews and non‐participant observation as a means of illuminating research participants experiences of interventions and capturing the factors that influence the uptake and use of same.



Last Updated: Monday 12 October 2020