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Dr. John Gerard Dinsmore

Ussher Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Dr. John Dinsmore is Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) and Ussher Assistant Professor of Digital Integrated Care at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Dr. Dinsmore's teaching and research focuses on the application of health psychology and behavioural science to the fields of digital health and digital integrated care, with specific emphasis on proactive person-centred ageing and chronic disease/multimorbidity management. His work also seeks to strengthen academic, service and industry collaboration in order to translate research outcomes into practice within health and social care. Committed to leading the advancement of digital health within health and social care, Dr. Dinsmore has secured significant competitive research funding totalling over 5 million euros as PI or collaborator, from a variety of National and International sources such as H2020, FP7, EU AAL Programme, SFI and Enterprise Ireland. Presently Dr. Dinsmore is the Coordinator and Lead PI of the H2020 project ProACT, which will see the development of a proactive digital integrated care technology ecosystem to support multi-morbidity disease management in an ageing population ( Since joining Trinity College Dr. Dinsmore's leadership roles include Deputy Director of the TCPHI and Lead TCD Principal Investigator (PI) for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health, Knowledge and Information Community (KIC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the EIT Health KIC UK/Ireland Co-Location Centre (CLC). Dr. Dinsmore further serves/has served on number of School and College strategic and research committees (e.g. EIT Steering Committee, Tangent Academic Oversight Committee and TCPHI Executive (previously School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee and Creative Arts Practice Steering Committee). Externally Dr. Dinsmore is a member of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland Digital Academy expert group on digital transformation; steering committee member of the Irish eHealth Research and Innovation Network; scientific advisory board member to the University College London led Human Behaviour Change Project; and has previously represented TCD internationally at working groups exploring digital and connected health with the World Economic Forum and WHO. His work is also widely published receiving notable commendations.
  Behavioural Change   Behavioural Psychology   Chronic Disease   Chronic Disease Management   Chronic disease self-management   COPD   Dementia   Digital Behavioural Change Interventions   Digital Health   Digital Integrated Care   eHealth   Health Psychology   Healthcare Ecosystem   Healthcare Innovation   Informal Caregiving   mHealth   Mobile Applications   multimorbidity   Patient and Public Involvement in Research   Remote Monitoring   Stroke
 ProACT ( - Dr. Dinsmore Project Coordinator)
 ISCA Award - Health
 H2020 Coordinator Award ProACT

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Details Date
Review CHI Conference 2020 2019
Member - Expert Group on Digital Transformation - Digital Academy - Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland 2019
External PhD Examiner University College London 2018
Board of Directors of European Institute of Technology UK/Ireland Co-Location Centre 2018-Present
Reviewer - Nature - Human Behaviour 2018 - Present
Steering Committee - EHealth Research and Innovation Network (ERIN) 2017 to Present
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
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
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
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The EU Agora (Health Policy) Network 2017 Present
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
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographical Sciences 2012 2015
Doyle., Murphy E., Kuiper J., Smith S., Hannigan C., Jacobs A., Dinsmore J., Managing Multimorbidity: Identifying Design Requirements for a Digital Self-Management Tool to Support Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 19, Glasgow, 4th-9th May, 2019, pp1-14 , Notes: [Paper 399], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
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
Dinsmore J, Keynote: The challenge for designing a digital health and well-being intervention for an ageing population: Managing multi-morbidity inside complex multi-stakeholder ecosystems of care., TechAAL, London, UK, 25th March, 2019, The Institution of Engineering and Technology UK, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Boot F.H., MacLachan M., Dinsmore J., Are there differences in factors influencing access and continued use of assistive products for people with intellectual disabilities living in group homes?, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 2019, p1-10 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Smith S., Murphy E., Hannigan C., Dinsmore J., Doyle J., Supporting older people with multimorbidity: The care burden of home health-care assistants in Ireland, Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 2019, p1-15 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Galvin M., Murphy M., Tompkins L., Sheerin, K., Hannigan C., Doyle, J., Dinsmore J.., ProACT: Co-Designing a Person-Centred Digital Integrated Care System for Multimorbidity., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 6th-7th March, 2019, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J., Murphy E., Galvin M., Sheerin J., Tompkins L., Hoogerwerf EJH., Jacobs A., Van Leeuwen C., Sillevis Smitt M., Fiordelmondo C., Desideri L., Sheridan P., Coan K., Smith S., Doyle J., ProACT: Person-centred digital integrated care for adults aged 65 years and over, living with multimorbidity, 15th AAATE Congress, Bologna, Italy, 27-30th August 2019, 2019, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  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
Albert J., Fulton P., Hoogerwerf EJH., Fiordelmondo V., Dinsmore J., Developing Sustainable, Country-Specific Business Models for a Digital Healthy Aging Self-Management Innovation, ISPIM Connects, Fukuoka, Japan, 2-5 December, 2018, pp1-16 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
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  TARA - Full Text  URL

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Dinsmore J ; Siapati E, Integrated Technology Ecosystem for ProACTive Patient Centred Care, 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Dinsmore J., HealthTech and ProACT, Tangent 28, Innovation Festival, Trinity College Dublin, 13th February, 2019, Trinity College Dublin, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
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
Hannigan C., Murphy E., Dinsmore J., Designing a Digital Health Intervention for Older Adults with Multimorbidity, Sparks , Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 6th Feb, 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., 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., 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


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Award Date
Honourable Paper Mention - CHI 2019 - for Paper: Managing Multimorbidity: Identifying Design Requirements for a Digital Self-Management Tool to Support Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions 2019
Irish Healthcare Awards Project Commendation for ProACT 2018
Health Research Board (2017) Recognition of EU Research Leadership 2017
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
Today FM Rising Artist Award 2005
Virgin Radio Xtreme Unsigned Artist Award 2005
XFM London Unsigned Artist Award 2005
My core research focuses on the application of health psychology and behavioural science to the fields of digital health and digital integrated care, with specific emphasis on proactive person-centred ageing and chronic disease/multimorbidity management. Through this work I aim to strengthen academic, service, policy and industry collaboration in order to translate research outcomes into practice within health and social care. Across the areas outlined above my work has primarily centred on proactive healthy ageing and the use of digital health to support older adults in managing their health (self-managing chronic conditions with emphasis on multimorbidity) and well-being as part of an integrated model of care. To achieve this I have developed significant national and international transdisciplinary collaborations across academia, industry, service organisations, policy, NGO and network groups covering the fields of health psychology, behavioural science, human computer interaction, clinical practice, intellectual disability research, digital health (which includes mHealth, eHealth and connected health), computer science, artificial intelligence, law, business and policy. Presently my research targets several of the most prevalent chronic health conditions within general older adult populations (diabetes, chronic heart failure (CHF), chronic heart disease (COPD)) in order to better understand how we can challenge single disease frameworks of care to support multimorbidity management and care using digital technologies (this includes addressing digital transformation and change management within healthcare practice and services).