Amanda Phelan is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Older People in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems at University College Dublin, Ireland. She co-ordinates the graduate gerontological programmes, and is involved in many national and international projects and organisations related to older people. She is a widely published author with over 150 peer-reviewed publications, including three books in the area of social gerontology.Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, MD, FRCPI, is Consultant Geriatrician at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of University College Dublin, he served as Vice-President of Education and Professional Development at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) from 2007 to 2014. He has been Registrar of the RCPI since 2014 and was the Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme for Older People in the Health Service Executive, Ireland. He is also the current President of the Irish Gerontological Society of Ireland.