Kate Irving is a Professor of Clinical Nursing with a joint appointment between Dublin City University and Community Healthcare Organisation 9. Kate has had a significant leadership role in the dementia field in research and education. Over the past ten years she has lead five funded research projects in dementia from dementia prevention, timely interventions, psychosocial supports, uses of technology and care pathways. Kate also led an innovative national education and training programme to upskill communities and workplaces in meaningful supports for dementia, the Dementia Skills Elevator. Kate is a member of Interdem the European research network for dementia. Importantly, Kate is the primary carer for her mother who lives with her and has dementia.