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Dr John Dinsmore

Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director, TCPHI

Dr. John Dinsmore
Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director, TCPHI
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Trinity College Dublin
Phone: + 353 1 896 4155
Twitter handle: johndinsmore


Dr. John Dinsmore is an Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) at Trinity College Dublin. His role involves building and leading teams to research and develop (R&D) technologies, services and practices in a wide range of healthcare areas, which include: 

  • Proactive digital integrated care (including connected health); 
  • Behavioural change and health technology use; 
  • Proactive chronic disease (including multi-morbidity) self-management and/or management; 
  • Ageing, patient empowerment and the use of health technologies; Digital health and service re-design; 
  • The adoption and use of home based health technologies.

With a background in health psychology Dr. Dinsmore seeks to combine understanding in the above areas to develop behavioural change frameworks to improve the adoption, sustainability and scalability of new technologies and services as part of an integrated, proactive ecosystem of healthcare. Dr. Dinsmore has secured significant competitive research funding as since joining TCD in 2011, promoting his work widely through international conferences, events, media and journal publications. 

Presently he is the Coordinator/PI of a H2020 project entitled ProACT, which will see the development of a proactive digital integrated care technology ecosystem to support multi-morbidity disease management (including detection of early onset cognitive decline/dementia) in an ageing population. The project involves 12 partners across 6 EU member states, with trial sites in Ireland, Belgium and Italy (please see: Other national, European and international research projects Dr. Dinsmore has been involved with include: DOCTRID ASSISTID (FP7), BREATHE (EU AAL CALL 5) and the Hegarty Fellow Programme with (Michigan State University (MSU)). 

Current and previous organisations Dr. Dinsmore has worked with include; IBM, Philips Healthcare, Intel Labs Europe, Designability, Tundstall Emergency Response, TSB Technologies, Treelogic, Kingston University London, The Queen's University of Belfast, The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Imperial College London, University of Ulster Jordanstown and the National University of Ireland Galway.

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