Professor David Robinson MA, MSc, MD, FRCPI

is a Consultant Geriatrician at Saint James’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1996 at St James’s Hospital.

He completed his basic and specialist training in Dublin and Queensland, Australia, and was admitted to the Specialist Register of General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in 2010. He was awarded a Master’s in Health Care Ethics and Law from the RCSI in 2010. He achieved a Doctorate in Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin in 2011.

In 2013 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in recognition of his work in dementia and social prescribing, and in developing and delivering an ethics module.

He is the Director of the Memory Clinic at Saint James‘s Hospital, and is co-Chair of the All Ireland Social Prescribing Network (AISPN).

His subspecialty interests include:

Acute Geriatric Medicine, Cognitive Disorders, and Healthcare Ethics and Law.

He is chair of the steering committee of the TCD/HSE Specialist Training program in General Practice and has served as Regional Specialty Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland where he also designed and delivered an ethics module.

He has been invited as an Expert Speaker to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Law Society and the Bealtaine Festival. He sits on the Board of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook.

In 2022 he was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor in Trinity College, Dublin.

His proudest achievement is his appointment as a consultant physician to St James’s Hospital in 2011 where he has served in several capacities.

Research Interests

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Social Prescribing

Quality of Life in Residential Settings

The Ethics of Resource Allocation in the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act

Current Roles:

Clinical Director, MedEl Directorate, St James’s Hospital

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Clinical Associate Professor, Trinity College, Dublin

Chair of the TCD/HSE GP Training Committee

Co-Chair of the All Ireland Social Prescribing Network

Chair of Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Board of Governance of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook

Board Member of Mercer’s Institute for Research in Ageing

Faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF and TCD

Prior Roles:

Director of the Memory Clinic St James’s Hospital

Member of the National Safeguarding Committee

Expert Advisor to SAGE

Expert Advisor to the National Office for Traffic Medicine

Treasurer of the Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine

Regional Speciality Advisor, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Chair of the Nutrition Committee, St James’s Hospital