Gráinne Hope announced as Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health 2020-2021

grainne hope atlantic fellow

In September 2020, a new group of emerging interprofessional leaders joined a global movement to protect the world’s population from threats to brain health: the 2020–21 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI).

Hailing from nineteen countries spanning Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe—and from various disciplines including the arts and humanities, medicine, cognitive science, public health, education and advocacy—the fellows reflect a diverse range of geographies, expertise and promise.

Gráinne Hope has been announced as one of the 2020-21 Atlantic Fellows. Gráinne is a professional cellist, founder and artistic director of Irish arts and health organisation, Kids’ Classics, and a trainer of musicians in healthcare.

To support people living with dementia and their families, Gráinne believes we need to make the case for the value and impact that appropriately placed professional music experiences in healthcare environments can have on both the person and the setting.

Read Gráinne’s Atlantic Fellows profile

Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health programme

Since 2016, the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health programme has trained a global community of emerging interprofessional leaders in brain health and dementia prevention through its 12-month residential programme at both its founding sites at University of California, San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of this year’s cohort will begin their fellowship remotely.

Through their work, fellows will address local and global inequities in brain health and dementia around the world at a policy and practice level, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people with dementia. On completion of their training, fellows join a lifelong catalytic community of seven Atlantic Fellows programmes working to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.


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