Profile – Dr Jayashree Dasgupta, Trinity College Dublin

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Jayashree Dasgupta


Dr Jayashree Dasgupta

Job title:

Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health

Place of work / study:

Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Area of Research:

My work involves translating evidence based practices to develop services for mental well-being, active aging and dementia care in India. I am also an ethics researcher and my work involves highlighting perspectives from under-represented settings into clinical research, including issues of access to healthcare in low-and-middle-income contexts and importance of health literacy.

How is your work funded?

Global Brain Health Institute.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am a clinical psychologist with a specialization in neuropsychology. I believe in a holistic model of care which focusses on the physical and mental aspects of well-being, as well as connectedness of a patient in their family and integration within the community. I am passionate about de-stigmatizing issues around dementia and mental illness and creating more awareness.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I can never follow a recipe but am a great cook!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

As a clinical psychologist, I noticed that efforts to address child and adolescent mental health were increasing in India, which is great, but the focus on mental well-being of older adults was limited and we have an aging population. Since increasing age is the biggest non-modifiable risk factor for dementia, we are all at risk and I want to make a difference whilst I can!

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

Collaborate with people who are interested to help you grow your career.

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

I am reading How Confidence works by Ian Robertson. Would definitely recommend this

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