Dr. Suzanne Timmons is a geriatrician and senior lecturer in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation in UCC. She works 50% clinically, in the acute hospital setting and in rehabilitation, and runs a specialised movement disorder clinic. Her academic commitments include being programme coordinator for the MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation, as well as the supervision of MSc and doctoral students. She has a keen interest in postgraduate interdisciplinary education and research. Her research interests focus on neurodegenerative disease in older people. She is particularly interested in the overlap between dementia/delirium and behaviours that challenge in acute hospitals. She is the co-lead for INAD, the Irish National Audit of Dementia, and is a founding member of the Irish Delirium Society. She also researches in Parkinson’s disease neurobiochemistry, with basic science collaborators, and is currently investigating signalling pathways in peripheral blood cells and skin fibroblasts as potential biomarkers for Parkinsons Disease.