Niamh Scannell

Niamh Scannell

Title: TRIL Industry Director

Research Areas: Board of Directors

Biography

Niamh is Industry Director of the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre. TRIL is a groundbreaking research initiative, founded in January 2007 by Intel and the Industrial Development Agency (IDA), in collaboration with University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and National University of Ireland, Galway to explore the physical, cognitive and social consequences of ageing Silagra.

Over the last three years, the Centre’s multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, scientists, technologists, designers and anthropologists have worked with > 1,000 older adults to invent and test in real world contexts some of the new care paradigms and technologies of the future. TRIL’s focus in 2010 is on understanding frailty and loneliness and identifying specific indicators with a view to evolving early assessment and intervention technologies. Expanding on its unique approach and accomplishments, the TRIL Centre intends to broaden its activities in 2010 by securing additional collaborators and industrial partners. For further information please visit www.trilcentre.org

Niamh also directs the Health Research and Innovation European (HRIe) team based in Leixlip, Ireland. The European team is also multi-disciplinary in nature and was established in 2006 with the mission of extending Health Research and Innovation’s research into Europe with a particular focus on understanding Ageing and how technology can support older people to live independent, active lives. Niamh’s role involves managing HRIe as well as the team’s collaborations with European medical, technical, social science and design researchers in academia and industry in the health domain. For further information please visit www.intel.com/healthcare/research/

Niamh is a first class (top honours) engineering graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has been with Intel since 1992 and has held a number of manager roles with multi-nation work experiences (US, Europe & the Middle East) leading virtual and direct report teams; the latter half focused on new business programs. She joined Intel from Digital Equipment Corporation.