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Dr David Robinson

Consultant Physician-Geriatric Medicine

Speciality:  Geriatric medicine

Sub specialities:  Memory disorders, healthcare ethics and law

Dr Robinson is a consultant geriatrician at St James’s Hospital and a senior clinical lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. 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 is the director of the Memory Clinic at St James‘s Hospital and is co-chair of the Social Prescribing Network of Ireland.


    • MA, MSc, MD, FRCPI
    • Dr Robinson was awarded a Master’s in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 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 has been invited as an expert speaker to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), the Law Society and the Bealtaine Festival. 
    • His proudest achievement is his appointment as a consultant physician to St James’s Hospital in 2011, where he has served in several capacities.
    • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
    • Mild cognitive impairment: diagnosis and management
    • Capacity assessment
    • Outpatient rehabilitation.

    Dr Robinson’s sub-specialty interests include acute geriatric medicine, cognitive disorders and healthcare ethics and law.

    • Comprehensive geriatric sssessment
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Social prescribing
    • Mild cognitive impairment
    • Virtual reality
    • Quality of life in residential settings
    • The ethics of resource allocation in the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
    • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin
    • Chair of the Trinity College Dublin / Health Service Executive (HSE) GP Training Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Social Prescribing Network of Ireland
    • Chair of Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
    • Member of the National Safeguarding Committee
    • Board of Governance of the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook
    • Treasurer of the Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine
    • Faculty member of the Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF and TCD
    • Has served as Regional Specialty Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, where he also designed and delivered an ethics module.

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Via post:
Geriatric Medicine
St James's Hospital
Dublin 8