Dr David Robinson MA, MSc, MD, FRCPI is a Consultant Geriatrician at Saint James’s Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer 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 a member of the National Safeguarding Committee, 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. 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 Virtual Reality Quality of Life in Residential Settings The Ethics of Resource Allocation in the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act Current Roles: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Senior Clinical Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin Chair of the TCD/HSE GP Training Committee Director of the Memory Clinic St James’s Hospital 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 Member of Board of Mercer’s Institute for Research in Ageing Faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF and TCD Prior Roles: 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