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Dr. John Gerard Dinsmore

Associate Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Dr. John Dinsmore is an Ussher Associate Professor of Digital Health and Integrated Care and Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM). Over the course of his career he has gained extensive international and national experience leading major projects to develop and evaluate digital health innovations in practice, particularly within the Irish healthcare setting and across European member states. In particular Dr. Dinsmore has been recognised for his leading role in advancing the use of digital health technologies to improve self-management and care for individuals living with multiple chronic conditions (multimorbidity). This includes understanding the role played by an individual's care network (family, informal and formal carers and health care professionals) as part of any self-management regime. Outcomes from his research aim to understand and maximise the appropriate use of digital health technologies as part of a person-centred approach to home and community based health and well-being management. His work also seeks to strengthen academic, health service and industry collaboration in order to translate research outcomes into innovate practice within health and social care environments. Since 2015 Dr. Dinsmore has secured significant competitive research funding totalling over 13 million euros as a principal investigator from a variety of international and national award bodies such as the European Commission (EC), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. This has included 3 awards under the EC Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. He is Coordinator/Lead PI of two H2020 projects; ProACT ( and SEURO ( and TCD PI in the H2020 MSCA VisuAAL ( project. Within these roles he has lead multi-country development and evaluation of digital health innovations bringing together a wide range of key stakeholders from academia, citizens, industry, health services, legal and policy. Informed by his research focus, Dr. Dinsmore's teaching covers the fields of healthcare innovation, digital health, health psychology and behavioural science across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Within his teaching Dr. Dinsmore embeds key findings from his research ensuring students are introduced to the state of the art in digital health innovations exploring their design, development and evaluation, providing students with a range of innovative theories and methods (e.g. design thinking, behavioural science, business case development) to drive their creative thinking and generate potential solutions for the challenges of modern healthcare. Since joining Trinity College Dr. Dinsmore's leadership roles have included Deputy Director of the TCPHI, Lead TCD Principal Investigator (PI) for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health, Knowledge and Information Community (KIC) and Course Director for the post-graduate programmes in Mental Health at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. He was also previously a Member of the Board of Directors for the EIT Health KIC UK/Ireland Co-Location Centre (CLC). In this role he led TCD activity to support the transition of the CLC to Ireland post-Brexit during the COVID pandemic. Dr. Dinsmore has also served on a number of School and College strategic and research committees (e.g. EIT Steering Committee, Tangent Academic Oversight Committee; SNM Research Committee; SNM Post Graduate Committees; Creative Arts Practice Steering Committee). He presently serves on the College Central Scholarship Committee, Industry PhD working group and TCPHI Executive.
  Behavioural Change   Behavioural Psychology   Chronic Disease   Chronic Disease Management   Chronic disease self-management   Computerised clinical systems   COPD   Dementia   Digital Behavioural Change Interventions   Digital Health   Digital Integrated Care   eHealth   Health informatics   Health Psychology   Healthcare Ecosystem   Healthcare Innovation   Informal Caregiving   Medical technology   mHealth   Mobile Applications   multimorbidity   Patient and Public Involvement in Research   Remote Monitoring   Stroke
 SEURO - Scaling EUROpean citizen driven transferable and transformative digital integrated health and social care
 Inclusive Recommendations for Healthcare Professionals Around Sexuality and Intimacy in Dementia
 SMILE 2 - Supporting Multimorbidity Self-Care through Integration, Learning and eHealth
 Advancing Social Inclusion through Technology EmPowerment (aSTEP)

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Details Date
Management Committee Member - COST Action - Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living (GoodBrother) - CA19121 2020-2024
Management Committee Member - COST Action - International Interdisciplinary Network on Health and Wellbeing in an Age-friendly Digital World (NET4AGE-FRIENDLY) - CA19136 2020-2024
Management Committee Member - COST Action - advancing Social Inclusion through Technology EmPowerment (aSTEP) CA19104 2020-2024
Reviewer CHI Conference papers 2020 2020
Member - Expert Group on Digital Transformation - Digital Academy - Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland 2019 - 2020
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
World Health Organisation (WHO) 'GATE' (Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology) Member 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
Journal Reviewer - 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 2012
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) 2019 Present
Irish eHealth Research and Innovation Network (ERIN) 2017 Present
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health 2017 Present
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology Europe (AAATE) 2017 Present
European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) 2016 Present
European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing (EIP-AHA) 2016 Present
Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) - World Health Organisation (WHO) 2015 Present
Health 2.0 Dublin Chapter 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
Sheng Y., Doyle J., Bond R., Jaiswal R., Dinsmore J, Augmenting K-means Clustering with Qualitative Data to Discover Engagement Patterns of Older Adults with Multimorbidity when using Digital Health Technologies: Findings from a Proof-of-Concept Trial,, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2024, p1 - 23, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Dinsmore J., Harvey S., Doyle J., 'Evaluation of the effectiveness and transferability of the digital health platform (ProACT) to support home-based multimorbidity self-management in Europe', ISRCTN registry, TCD/DKIT, 2023, 1 - 14, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tham N., Brady AM., Ziefle M., Dinsmore J, Barriers and facilitators to older adults acceptance of camera-based active and assisted living technologies: a scoping review protocol, Open Research Europe, 2, (210), 2023, p1 - 19, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Tham N., Brady Anne-Marie, Dinsmore J, Poor continuity to the future self is associated with reduced acceptance of camera- based active and assisted living technologies among older adults, The Conf 2023, Dublin Ireland, 7-9 March 2023, 2023, Poster, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Tham N., Brady AM., Dinsmore J, Future-self vividness influences acceptance of camera- based active and assisted living technologies, European Journal of Public Health, 16th European Public Health Conference 2023, Dublin, Ireland, 8th Nov 2023, 33, (2), 2023, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Tham N., Brady AM., Dinsmore J, Do conceptions of the future self influence older adults acceptance of camera-based active and assisted living technologies?: The moderating role of multimorbidity, Epidemiology & Community Health, SSM Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, UK, 8th September 2023, 77, (1), 2023, pp111 - 112, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Teahan Á., Marques M., Murphy J., Cristian L., Ferrando M., Dinsmore J., Implementation protocol to test and evaluate ProTransfer and ProBCF assessment tools with SEURO partners before main EIH and ISE trials, European Commission, March 2023, 2023, p2 - 27, 2-27, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Sillevis Smitt, M. Doyle, J., Dinsmore, J., Ferrando, M., Smith, S., Polak, S., van Leeuwen, C. & Jacobs, A., Transferability of an Integrated Care Platform: Use Case, ICCHP-AAATE 2022 Conference Proceedings, ICCHP-AAATE 2022 , Lecco Italy, 13th-15th July 2022, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Doyle, J., Sillevis Smitt, M., Smith, S., McAleer, P., van Leeuwen, C., Jacobs, A., & Dinsmore, J., Older Adults" Experiences of Using Digital Health Technology for Multimorbidity Self-Management " Findings From a Longitudinal Study, ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Lecco, Italy, 13th-15th July 2022, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Smith, S., McAleer, P., Doyle, J., Gavin, S. & Dinsmore, J., Technical Support Needs of Older Users of Digital Health Technologies to Support Self-Management of Multimorbidity, ICCHP-AAATE Conference Proceedings, ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Lecco, Italy, 13th-15th July, 2022, 2022, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL

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Dinsmore J., Complex Disease Management Using a Digital Health Solution, IEEE International Conference on Digital Health (ICDH), Chicago, USA, 5th July, 2023, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J, Ageing, Multimorbidity and Digital Health, TILDA Seminar Series, Online, 7th February, 2023, TILDA TCD, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dinsmore J, Advancing the transferability of digital health solutions for multimorbidity self-management in Europe, Sustainable Digital Health and Innovation Conference, Galway, Ireland (NUIG), 14 October 2022, 2022, National University of Ireland Galway, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
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
Hannigan C., Murphy E., Dinsmore J., Designing a Digital Health Intervention for Older Adults with Multimorbidity, Sparks , Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 6th Feb, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
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
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., 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, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dinsmore 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
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


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Award Date
Finalist - AI Awards Ireland - Best Application of AI for Social Good - SEURO project 2023
Silver Eco and Ageing Well International Award - SEURO Horizon 2020 Project 2022
Trinity Innovation Award - One to Watch 2021
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