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Professor Brian Lawlor

Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psyc (Psychiatry)

Co-Director GBHI (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))

Professor Brian Lawlor (MD, FRCPI, FRCPsych, FTCD (Hon), DABPN) is Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, and Deputy Executive Director of the Global Brain Health Institute. He is a geriatric psychiatrist with an interest in dementia, late-life depression, loneliness and brain health. Brian has worked for over 30 years on developing services and delivering care to people with dementia. His research interests range from early detection and prevention to evaluating new treatments for dementia.
 Multiform Pedagogy in Arts, Health and Wellbeing Education (ARTHEWE)
 Dementia Research Network Ireland
 PREVENT Dementia

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Details Date From Date To
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 1992
Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists 1993
Member, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland 1991
Editor-in-Chief, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine 1994 2009
Wormald A, McGlinchey E, D'Eath M, Leroi I, Lawlor B, McCallion P, McCarron M, O'Sullivan R. & Chen Y., Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Caregivers of People with an Intellectual Disability, in Comparison to Carers of Those with Other Disabilities and with Mental Health Issues: A Multicountry Study., International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. , 20, (4), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Murphy C, Dyer AH, Lawlor B, Kennelly SP, for the NILVAD study group, What is the impact of ongoing statin use on cognitive decline and dementia progression in older adults with mild-moderate Alzheimer disease?, PLoS ONE, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Loughrey DG, Mihelj E, Lawlor BA., Age-related hearing loss associated with altered response efficiency and variability on a visual sustained attention task., Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition, 28, (1), 2021, p1-25 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lawlor B., Choosing hope over despair in dementia., International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 36, (3), 2021, p371-372 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bracken-Scally M. Keogh B., Daly l., Pittalis C., Kennelly B.,Hynes G., Gibb M., Cole N., McMahon G., Lawlor B., MCCarron M. & Brady AM, Assessing the Impact of Dementia Inclusive Environmental Adjustment in the Emergency Department, Dementia, 20, (1), 2021, p28 - 46, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Walsh S, Pertl M, Gillespie P, Lawlor B, Brennan S, O'Shea E., Factors influencing the cost of care and admission to long-term care for people with dementia in Ireland., Aging & mental health, 25, (3), 2021, p512-520 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Brien MMC, Hannigan O, Power C, Lawlor B, Robinson D., Family members' attitudes towards telling the patient with Alzheimer's disease their diagnosis: a 20-year repeat study., European geriatric medicine, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Peeters G, Kenny RA, Lawlor B., Late life education and cognitive function in older adults., International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 35, (6), 2020, p633-639 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dyer AH, Murphy C, Lawlor B, Kennelly SP, NILVAD Study Group., Cognitive Outcomes of Long-term Benzodiazepine and Related Drug (BDZR) Use in People Living With Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Results From NILVAD., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21, (2), 2020, p194-200 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Power C, Duffy R, Mahon J, McCarroll K, Lawlor BA., Bones of Contention: A Comprehensive Literature Review of Non-SSRI Antidepressant Use and Bone Health., Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 33, (6), 2020, p340-352 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Award Date
Solomon Silver Excellence in Research Award, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York 1990
William Stokes Award, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 2013
Honorary Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2018
Trinity Global Engagement Award, Trinity College Dublin 2020