Tracey Waldron is a registered dietitian and is a current member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). Following graduation from TCD and DIT in 1998, Tracey worked in the UK and Ireland in a range of clinical specialties including nephrology, cardiology, diabetes and gastroenterology. She has worked in St. James’s Hospital since February 2001 and currently works as a Senior Dietitian in Medicine for the Elderly. Tracey has a particular interest in dementia care and is a trained dementia facilitator in St. James’s Hospital. She has been involved in a number of initiatives to develop and improve the pathway of care for people with dementia in the hospital and the community. Tracey is an active member of the Older Persons and Dementia Interest Group of the INDI, and most recently the Project Lead in the development of the Nutrition and Dementia, a practical guide when caring for a person with dementia booklet for family members and caregivers.
Linda Dooley is a registered dietitian and a current member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). Linda has worked in St. James’s Hospital since her graduation from DIT and TCD in 2001. She has worked in many clinical specialities including plastics, burns, cardiology, surgery and gastroenterology. During this time in St. James’s she also worked as an acting dietitian manager in the dietetic department. Linda currently works as a senior dietitian in Medicine for the Elderly and has a particular interest in stroke care. She has been a member of many working groups in this area including The Irish Heart Foundation. She has carried out research audits in St. James’s Hospital on Nutrition and Stroke which have been presented nationally and internationally.
Aoibheann McMorrow is a registered dietitian working in St. James’s Hospital since 2016. Prior to commencing her role in care of the older person in St. James’s, Aoibheann worked as a Research Dietitian in University College Dublin, where she was awarded her PhD in June 2016. Aoibheann’s research has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has presented her research at national and international conferences. In 2016, Aoibheann was shortlisted by the American Society for Nutrition as a finalist for the society’s ‘Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science’ Award. Aoibheann’s most recent research project examined nutritional status and muscle mass in over 65 year olds in Ireland.