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Ageing Research Centre (ARC)

The Ageing Research Centre (ARC) comprises an interdisciplinary group of researchers that aim to:

  • Conduct excellent research that leads to improvement in the health, well-being and social inclusion of older people.
  • Work across disciplinary boundaries to address research priorities that reflect the day to day realities of older people’s lives.
  • Develop capacity in ageing research at UL and build collaborations with researchers, clinicians, industry partners, older people and their representative organisations.

The Ageing Research Centre has a programme of current activity focused around three thematic areas:  

  • Aligning health services to the needs of older people.
  • Ageing in place.
  • Using health analytics to optimise outcomes for older people.

Our People

Principal Investigator 

Dr Katie Robinson, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy

 

Research Team

  • Dr Amanda Clifford Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
  • Dr Aoife O’Neill, Ageing Research Centre Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Dr Helen Purtill Lecturer Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Dr Hilary Moss Senior Lecturer Music Therapy
  • Dr Karen McCreesh Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
  • Dr Kieran O’Sullivan Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
  • Dr Mary O’Keeffe Postdoctoral Researcher & Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship
  • Dr Pauline Boland Occupational Therapy
  • Dr Pauline Meskell Senior Lecturer Nursing and Midwifery
  • Dr Rose Galvin Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
  • Dr Sara Hayes Lecturer Physiotherapy
  • Dr Siobhan Leahy Lecturer in Allied Health
  • Dr Ann-Marie Morrissey Lecturer Occupational Therapy
  • Prof. Ita Richardson Associate Professor Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

Publications

Carroll, N. and Richardson, I., 2019. Mapping a careflow network to assess the connectedness of connected health. Health informatics journal25(1), pp.106-125.

Carter, D.D., Robinson, K., Forbes, J., Walsh, J.C. and Hayes, S., 2019. Exploring the perspectives of stroke survivors and healthcare professionals on the use of mobile health to promote physical activity: A qualitative study protocol. HRB Open Research2(9), p.9.

Conneely, M., Boland, P., O'Neill, A., Byrne, D., Cronin, S., Quinn, D., Trépel, D., Leahy, S., Salsberg, J., Galvin, R. and Robinson, K., 2020. A protocol for the establishment and evaluation of an older adult stakeholder panel for health services research. HRB Open Research3(1), p.1.

Donoghue, M.O., Boland, P., Galvin, R., Coote, S. and Hayes, S., 2019. Rehabilitation of cognitive deficits poststroke: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of non-pharmacological interventions. BMJ open9(11).

Hughes, K.J., Salmon, N., Galvin, R., Casey, B. and Clifford, A.M., 2019. Interventions to improve adherence to exercise therapy for falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing48(2), pp.185-195.

Lowe, C.M., Barrett, E., McCreesh, K., De Burca, N. and Lewis, J., 2019. Clinical effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for primary frozen shoulder: A systematic review. Journal of rehabilitation medicine51(8), pp.539-556.

Moss, H. and O’Neill, D., 2019. Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia. Dementia18(6), pp.2008-2017.

O’Neill, A., O’Sullivan, K., O’Keeffe, M., Walsh, C. and Purtill, H., 2019. The change of pain classes over time: a latent transition analysis. European Journal of Pain.

O'Keeffe, M., O'Sullivan, P., Purtill, H., Bargary, N. and O'Sullivan, K., 2019. Cognitive functional therapy compared with a group-based exercise and education intervention for chronic low back pain: a multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT). British journal of sports medicine.

O'Reilly, P., O'Brien, B., Graham, M.M., Murphy, J., Barry, L., Doody, O., Fahy, A., Hoey, C., Kiely, M., Lang, D. and Meskell, P., 2019. Key stakeholders' perspectives on the development of a national transfer document, for older persons, when transferring between the residential and acute care settings: A qualitative descriptive study. International journal of older people nursing14(4), p.e12254.

 

Social Media Links

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