May
28-29
2018

Prof. Eamonn O’Shea

Professor in the School of Business & Economics

Eamon O’Shea is a Personal Professor in the School of Business & Economics and  was inaugural Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He holds an M.A. from University College Dublin, an M.Sc. from the University of York and a Ph.D from the University of Leicester.  He has published over 80 scientific papers in refereed journals, including publications in top-ranked journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Age and Ageing, Ageing and Society, Health Policy and  the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Professor O’Shea has authored/co-authored 15 books and monographs, mainly in the field of ageing, dementia  and social policy. His work has been influential in setting the agenda for  the reform of services and policies for people with dementia  in Ireland. He was Chair of the National Economic and Social Forum Expert Group on Care of the Elderly in 2005/06 and co-authored the influential Creating Excellence in Dementia Care report in 2012. He is currently a member  of  the Implementation Group for the Irish National Dementia Strategy.

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