Since graduating from UCC with an MA in Applied Psychology, Áine has worked on several projects exploring aspects of dementia care including: ‘Kinsale Community Response to Dementia’ (K-CoRD), ‘Neuro-Enhancement for Independent Living’ (NEIL) in Trinity College Dublin and ‘Towards Resilience in Family Caregiving for People with Dementia’ in University College Dublin.

Áine’s current research interests include: dementia, family caregiving, community based services, psychosocial supports, Public and Patient Involvement (PPI), resilience and psychological well-being. Áine recently commenced her PhD research, supervised by Prof. Eamon O’ Shea, here in CESRD which will focus on supports for family carers of people with dementia.