Spotlight on – Professor Eamon O’Shea
The CESRD will be led by Professor Eamon O’Shea. He has a lifetime of experience in research on people with dementia in a variety of fields, including economics, social policy, social gerontology and policy analysis. His publications on the economics of dementia include economic costs; the relationship between cost and outcomes; priority setting in dementia; psychosocial interventions in dementia; and the valuation of informal care. Prof O’Shea’s has directly influenced public policy for dementia in Ireland as evidenced by his role in the Action Plan for Dementia in 1999 and in providing the foundation research for the National Dementia Strategy in 2014. Professor O’Shea’s research has also been influential in supporting the investment by Atlantic Philanthropies in dementia in Ireland in the past decade.