Gary is a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a registered nurse with significant clinical & academic experience in nursing education, care homes, dementia care, frailty, delirium, palliative care, oncology, evidence-based care & qualitative research methods. Gary has published a book, written over 50 peer-reviewed articles in healthcare journals & presented at a range of international conferences. Gary is also a non-executive director of Age NI, a dementia-friendly community champion for the Alzheimer’s Society, was named as Nurse of the Year by the British Journal of Nursing in 2016 and holds the title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’. He has recently been awarded funding, by the Burdett Trust, to lead a research project on the Development of a Digital Intervention to Improve Oral Health for Older People Living with Complex Needs in the Community.