Professor Eamon O’Shea M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. – 28/01/18 @ 11am

"Living Well with Dementia: Dementia Care and Quality of Life"

“Living Well with Dementia: Dementia Care and Quality of Life”

28/01/18 @ 11am

Professor Eamon O’Shea is Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia at NUI Galway.

Professor O’Shea holds an M.A. from University College Dublin, an M.Sc. from the University of York and a Ph.D from the University of Leicester. He has published over 100 scientific papers and authored/co-authored 20 books and monographs.

His work has been influential in setting the agenda for the reform of services and policies for older people in Ireland. He was Chair of the National Economic and Social Forum Expert Group on Care of the Elderly in 2005/06 and co-authored the influential Creating Excellence in Dementia Care report in 2012. He is currently a member of the Monitoring Group for the Irish National Dementia Strategy.


Eamon O’ Shea has enjoyed a distinguished career both on and off the hurling field. He is a former coach of the Tipperary senior hurling team and coached them to All Ireland success in 2010 and to Munster and National Hurling League successes in 2008 and 2009. He was appointed manager of the team in September 2012, won a Munster Championship in 2015 and was beaten in an epic All Ireland Final in 2014. He is considered one of the most insightful and progressive hurling coaches in the Country.

Eamon O’Shea also played senior hurling championship for Tipperary between 1979 and 1986 and also played senior inter-county championship hurling with Dublin. He won Munster and All-Ireland minor hurling championships with Tipperary in 1976, Munster and All-Ireland U-21 hurling championships in 1979, a Munster U-21 hurling championship in 1978 and a National Hurling League title in 1979.

He won four County Senior Hurling championships with Kilruane McDonaghs and won an All-Ireland club title with them in the 1985/86 season.

Eamon resides in Galway and is an active member of the Salthill/Knocknacarra GAA club.