Skip to main content

Prof. Rose Galvin

Home | Person | Hri Member | Prof. Rose Galvin

Research interests
Professor Galvin’s main research interests are in the identification and management of adverse events in older adults through the use of clinical prediction rules. In addition, she is involved in medicine management studies of the elderly, particularly in relation to inappropriate prescribing. Rose also has an interest in the development and evaluation of primary care based interventions for those with neurological conditions including stroke and MS. Rose is a founding member of the HRI funded UL Centre for Ageing Research (UL-CARE) and is the Vice President of the Irish Gerontological Society. Rose is a collaborator on the Health Research Board (HRB) funded national Centre for Primary Care Research and a fellow on the International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme (2014-present) hosted by the University of Oxford.

Current Research Projects
Rose’s research on the identification of older adults at risk of adverse outcomes following an index visit to the Emergency Department (ED) is funded by the HRB through the Investigator Led Project awards (2018-2021). Her research on the prevention and management of adverse outcomes among older adults in the ED and in primary care is funded through the HRB RCQPS awards (2018-2020) and the HRB Collaborative Doctoral Awards (2018-2022).


O’Riordan, D., Hurley, E., Sinnott, C., Galvin, R., Dalton, K., Kearney, P., Halpin, J.D. & Byrne, S. (2019 online – in press). Pharmacist-led academic detailing intervention in primary care: a mixed methods feasibility study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

Noonan, M., Doody, O., Jomeen, J., O'Regan, A. & Galvin, R. (2018). Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: An integrative review. BMC Family Practice. 19: 154.

Hughes, K., Salmon, N., Galvin, R., Casey, B., Clifford, A.M. (2018). Interventions to improve adherence to exercise therapy for falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing. afy164.

Cassarino, M., Robinson, K., Quinn, R., Naddy, B., O’Regan, A., Ryan, D., Boland, F., Ward, M.E., Mcnamara, R., McCarthy, G. & Galvin, R. (2018). 66Enhancing Older Patients’ Care in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review of Interventions by Health and Social Care Professional Teams. Age and Ageing. 47. v13-v60.

Cassarino, M., Robinson, K., Quinn, R., Naddy, B., O’Regan, A., Ryan, D., Boland, F., Ward, M.E., Mcnamara, R., McCarthy, G. & Galvin, R. (2018). Effectiveness of early assessment and intervention by interdisciplinary teams including health and social care professionals in the emergency department: Protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 8 (7). DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023464.