Prof Des O'Neill

Professor Des O'Neill

Professor Desmond (Des) O’Neill is a geriatrician and stroke physician at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research centres on gerontology and the neurosciences, with a strong emphasis on the humanities. He has over 300 peer-reviewed papers and chapters, and is a co-founder and immediate past-president of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society. He was a founder chair of the Council on Stroke of the Irish Heart Foundation, medical director of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and Chair of the Irish government’s working group on elder abuse. A co-PI of the Irish National Audit of Stroke Care, he is currently also co-PI of the Irish National Audit of Dementia Care.