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Dr. John Gerard Dinsmore

Ussher Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Dr. John Dinsmore is an Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at Trinity College Dublin. His role involves building and leading teams to research and develop (R&D) technologies, services and practices in a wide range of healthcare areas, which include: . Proactive digital integrated care (including connected health) . Behavioural change and health technology use . Proactive chronic disease (including multi-morbidity) self-management and/or management . Ageing, patient empowerment and the use of health technologies . Digital health and service re-design . The adoption and use of home based health technologies With a background in health psychology Dr. Dinsmore seeks to combine understanding in the above areas to develop behavioural change frameworks to improve the adoption, sustainability and scalability of new technologies and services as part of an integrated, proactive ecosystem of healthcare. Dr. Dinsmore has secured significant competitive research funding as since joining TCD in 2011, promoting his work widely through international conferences, events, media and journal publications. Presently he is the Coordinator/PI of a H2020 project entitled ProACT, which will see the development of a proactive digital integrated care technology ecosystem to support multi-morbidity disease management (including detection of early onset cognitive decline/dementia) in an ageing population. The project involves 12 partners across 6 EU member states, with trial sites in Ireland, Belgium and Italy (please see: Other national, European and international research projects Dr. Dinsmore has been involved with include: DOCTRID ASSISTID (FP7), BREATHE (EU AAL CALL 5) and the Hegarty Fellow Programme with (Michigan State University (MSU)). Current and previous organisations Dr. Dinsmore has worked with include; IBM, Philips Healthcare, Intel Labs Europe, Designability, Tundstall Emergency Response, TSB Technologies, Treelogic, Kingston University London, The Queen's University of Belfast, The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Imperial College London, University of Ulster Jordanstown and the National University of Ireland Galway.
  Behavioural Change   Behavioural Psychology   COPD   Dementia   eHealth   Health Psychology   Healthcare Ecosystem   Healthcare Innovation   Informal Caregiving   mHealth   Mobile Applications   Patient and Public Involvement in Research   Remote Monitoring   Stroke
 AAL EU Travel Award
 A Collaborative Model of Management Through Exercise of Cardiometabolic Risk in Major Mental Illness
 PILO Health
 Creative Arts Practice Dissemination
 PILO Feasibility Award

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WHO 'GATE' - Group to develop a "Top 50 Global Assistive Health Technology Checklist". 2015 to Present
Working group World Economic Forum - Strategy in digital ageing, sustainable cities and finance. Meetings in Tokyo, Japan and London UK 2015-2016
WHO 2nd World Forum - Lead roundtable meeting on "Connected Things" - Kobe, Japan. Oct 2015
EU Advisory Team - EU AAL CMU on AAL JP Call 7 award criteria for 2015. 2015
International Reviewer - RAIND (Research in Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Grant Programme at Michigan State University (MSU), United States. 2014
Reviewer on IEEE Intelligent Systems Journal 2014
Leonardo of the Science Gallery, Ireland 2013 to Present
Judging panel for the 'Belfast Telegraph' App for Life Contest. October 2012
Board of Directors of European Institute of Technology UK/Ireland Co-Location Centre 2018-Present
Health XL Dublin Mentor - Mentor to Healthcare Start ups in Dublin over 3 day event. August 2012
Delegate - Belfast City Council US Creative Industries Trade Mission Team - Part of team promoting the creative arts and technologies from N.Ireland in the US at events/meetings in New York, San Francisco and Austin, Texas. March 2009, 2010 & 2011
Performing Rights Society UK Delegate - UK Music Promotion in Canada - Part of delegation team promoting UK and Northern Ireland based music in Toronto Canada. March 2008 & 2009
Reviewer - Nature - Human Behaviour 2018
Scientific Advisory Board Member to the Human behaviour Change Project - 2017-2020
Session Chair - 1st Freedom Tech National Assembly (FreedomTech is a partnership between Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland whose aim is to promote the creation of a viable and cost effective Assistive Technology Ecosystem nationally) 2017
Reviewer EU JPI MYBL Programme - 2017
Reviewer on Swedish Government 'Knowledge Foundation' Research Funding Programme. Review of applications in 'E-health solutions for person-centred care of older people' category. Please see: 2017
Reviewer Health infomatics Journal 2017; 2018
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The EU Agora (Health Policy) Network 2017 Present
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographical Sciences 2012 2015
EU Chronic Disease Network of the Health Policy Platform 2017 Present
EU AHA Action Group B3 - Integrated Care Network 2016 Present
EU AHA Action Group C2 - Development of Interoperable and Independent Living Solutions Network. 2016 Present
Health 2.0 (also official sponsor via the CPHI) 2013 Present
IPPOSI (Irish Platform for Patients, Organisations, Science and Industry), 2012 Present
Human Computer Interaction Ireland (SIGCHI Ireland) 2012 Present
Performing Rights Society (PRS) 2006 Present
Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) Network Europe 2013 2016
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 2006 Present
Malavasi M; Fiordelmondo V; Hoogerwerf EJ; Maluccelli L; Desideri L; Doyle J; Dinsmore J. , Towards the development of an integrated care platform for frail older adults: setting the technological priorities from a stakeholder perspective, Ambient Assisted Living. ForItAAL 2017, FortiAAL, Genova, Italy, 12/06/2017, 540, Springer, Cham, 2019, pp189 - 197, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Doyle J., Murphy E., Hannigan C., Smith S., Bettencourt Silva J., Dinsmore J., Designing Digital Goal Support Systems for Multimorbidity Self-Management - Insights from Older Adults and their Care Network, , Pervasive Health, New York, United States, 21st-24th May, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Dinsmore J., Hannigan C., Murphy E., Hoogerwerf EJ., Janneke K., Jacobs A., Smith S., Doyle J , Key Note: Designing a Behavioural Change Intervention for Multimorbidity Self-Management, 4th Annual CBC Conference, London, UK, 20/02//2018, 2018, Notes: [Opening Keynote address of Conference], Invited Talk, PRESENTED  URL
Dinsmore J, Conference KEYNOTE: Can tech change our behaviour or can clever behaviour models get tech used?, Tech and Physical Activity Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 7-8th, November, 2018, Umeå University, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Owuor J., Larkin F., Kayabu., Fitzgerald G., Sheaf G., Dinsmore J., McConkey R., Clarke M., MacLachlan M., Does Assistive Technology Contribute to Social Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disability? A Systematic Review Protocol , BMJ, 2018, p10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017533 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Comiskey C., Delaney S., Galligan K., Dinsmore J., Keenan M., Cullen K., The BREATHE Project, a mobile application, video-monitoring system in family homes as an aid to the caring role: Needs, acceptability and concerns of informal carers, Digital Health, 4, 2018, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Boot F., Owuor J., Dinsmore J., MacLachlan M, Access to assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review to identify barriers and facilitators, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2018, pdoi: 10.1111/jir.12532 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Dinsmore J., Hannigan C., Murphy E., Galvin M.,, Smith S., Kuiper K., Jacobs A., O'Byrne E., Doyle. J, ProACT: Interventional Strategies to Support Individuals Self-Managing With Multimorbidity Using a Digital Behavioural Change Intervention, European Health Psychology Society Conference, Galway, Ireland, 21st-25th August, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED  URL
Vargiu E., Dinsmore J., Baranda J., Andrieu L., Rico de Heras A., Kelly K., Barrue C., Roque M., Notarangelo I., Andrieu L , Enhancing the value of care to people - How innovations meet end users' needs in integrated care contexts, International Conference on Integrated Care, Utrecht, Netherlands, 23rd-25th May, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Galvin M., Dinsmore J., Ni Cheallagh, How to Foster PPI With Those Excluded From Public Involvement Itself?, 'International Perspectives on Evaluation of Patient & Public Involvement in Research', Newcastle, United Kingdom, 15th-16th November, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED  TARA - Full Text

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Dinsmore J., Bennett P., McGuinness S, Panel: The Challenges and Opportunities of Delivering Healthcare Innovations , DkIT, Dundalk, Ireland, 21/04/2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J, Advancing Digital Health, Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) Research Symposium: Driving Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College Dublin, 21/05/2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J., Murphy E., Hannigan C., Galvin M., Brady AM., McCarron M., Smith S., Doyle J., ProACT: A Digital Behavioural Change Intervention for Multimorbidity Self-Management, Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) Innovation Day, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland, 13/04/2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J, Advancing Digital Behavioural Change Interventions for Chronic Disease Management, eHealth Ireland Ecosystem: 'Unlocking Data for Better Health Outcomes', Dublin City University, 01/11/2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Fryers R., Holzer Saad T., Kelly K., Dinsmore J, Report Defining The Needs of Stakeholders For a Wayfinding Platform For Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities and Their Carers, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, March 2018, 2018, p1 - 29, Report, PUBLISHED
Dinsmore J., My Experience of EU Research and Being a Coordinator, HRB H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Launch, Dublin City University, 18/10/2017, 2017, Health Research Board, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J., Murphy E., Hannigan C., Smith S., Brady AM., McCarron, M., Doyle J., ProACT: Developing a Digital Integrated Care System to Support Persons Managing with Multimorbidity , Trinity Week Symposium - Technology in Healthcare: Health in Our Changing World; Discover, Understand, ACT, Dublin, Ireland, April, 2017, Trinity College Dublin, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J./ Izabela Czarnecka-Walicka (Ed)., ProACT Advancing Digital Integrated Care, 2017, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Dinsmore J., Hannigan C., Murphy E., Brady AM., McCarron M., Smith S., Doyle J, ProACT: Advancing Digital Integrated Care for Persons with Multimorbidity, Tech Connect Live 2017, RDS, Dublin, Ireland, 31/05/2017, 2017, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J; Galvin M; Hannigan C; Murphy M; B; McCarron M; Brady AM, Designing a ProACTive, Person Centred Digital Integrated Care Ecosystem, ADAPT Centre Annual Showcase, Croke Park, Dublin, 30/11/2017, 2017, Poster, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Health Research Board (2017) Recognition of EU Research Leadership 2017
Today FM Rising Artist Award 2005
Virgin Radio Xtreme Unsigned Artist Award 2005
XFM London Unsigned Artist Award 2005
Dyson Award Ireland (PI on research project WayFinding) 2017
Universal Grand Design Challenge People's Award (Centre for Excellence in Universal Design): Project 'WayFinder' 2016
Winner of the BIOEVOLVE Conference Digital Hack 2015
Leonardo of the Science Gallery Dublin 2013-Present
Propellerhead Artist Endorsement 2012
CMJ Music Marathon Music Artist Spotlight 2009
SONICBIDS Artist Endorsement 2009
GIO GOI Artist Endorsement 2006
Health psychology, behavioural psychology, behavioural change, illness perceptions, eHealth, mHealth, healthcare innovation, healthcare entrepreneurship, assistive technology development in health, healthcare technology, health informatics and data assisted psychological design and development of healthcare technology. Health Conditions - Stroke, COPD, Obesity, Diabetes, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Autism, Cognitive Impairment, Dementia.