Professor Brian Caulfield
Professor Brian Caulfield leads University College Dublin’s Connected Health Programme. He is the Lead Investigator in Ireland’s industry led Connected Health Technology Centre, ARCH (www.arch.ie) and is a Director of Ireland’s largest research centre, the INSIGHT centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org), where he leads the Connected Health research programme. A physiotherapist by training, Brian is also Dean of Physiotherapy at UCD.
Brian is a champion for a Connected Health ecosystem in Ireland and has forged strong relationships with key clinicians, industry leaders, policy makers and research groups to drive advances in the field. Previously, he was a PI in the CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (www.clarity-centre.org) and Director of the TRIL Centre (www.trilcentre.org), a research centre focused on technologies for independent living, which was funded by GE and Intel. As well as these companies, he has worked with a range of multinational and start-up companies such as BioMedical Research Ltd, Fujitsu Laboratories, and Shimmer to deliver innovative technology enabled solutions for areas such as rehabilitation medicine, COPD, and gerontology. His research has led to significant commercial opportunities in terms of exploitation of intellectual property by industry partners and spin out activity.