Mr. Vamsi Krishna BoyanagariDoctoral Researcher / PhD candidate

Contact Details:

Room 2009
Top Floor
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
Institute for Lifecourse & Society
Upper Newcastle Road
NUI Galway

Phone:   091 495461


Vamsi is an early career researcher with a Master’s degrees in Public Health and Global Aging. His academic journey has provided him with a profound understanding of the unique challenges faced by older individuals, particularly those living with dementia. Vamsi is a Phd researcher in the Marie Curie Doctoral Network – HOMEDEM.

His Phd project on designing for responsive and sustainable care ecosystems – An economic analysis of autonomy-enhancing services and supports for people with dementia in Ireland” in which he aims to assess public attitudes and preferences towards new psychosocial care models for individuals with dementia, emphasizing choice and autonomy across different care settings. Utilizing discrete choice experiments, he will explore the importance of various care attributes, including design elements, and individuals’ willingness to trade between them. Additionally, he will conduct a cross-country comparative analysis of autonomy-enhancing policies for people with dementia in Europe, focusing on independent living designs.

Research Interests

  • Models of care
  • Health inequality
  • Dementia care practices