Laura Dunne joined the TILDA health team as a Research Nurse in September 2009 and was involved in the pilot study before Wave 1 began. She helped with protocol development and also trained nurses in the novel technologies used in the centre. She arranged and conducted health assessments on a daily basis in both the health centre and the participants' homes. She is interested in many areas of ageing research. She graduated from DCU with a B.Sc. in Nursing (Honours). With a keen interest in care of the elderly, she worked as a gerontology nurse in Beaumont Hospital before she took up her role in TILDA.