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As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
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CARDI Leadership Programme
15th September 2014, CARDI
In 2014 and 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland funded nine post-doctoral Fellows in a £2 million investment to develop future leaders in research on ageing and older people.
The CARDI and CARDI-Beeson Fellows will carry out research over the next three years into ageing issues with the aim of improving the lives of older people across the island of Ireland.
Read more about the programme and fellows in this leaflet
11th May 2015
Professor Anne Martin-Matthews (Chair) University of British Columbia Canada
On Friday 31 October 2014 CARDI launched a new call for Fellows under its Leadership Programme in Ageing Research. It will fund the salaries for three years of up to four research Fellows. The call will close on Friday 30 January 2015 and full terms of reference and application procedures are available here.
Read more here.
14th January 2015
Dr Charlotte Neville
- Centre for Public Health, QUB
Mentor: Professor Jayne Woodside, QUB
For the CARDI Leadership Programme Dr Charlotte Neville will explore the impact of stress on the neurocognitive and cardiovascular health of older adults in the North and South of Ireland, using data from NICOLA and TILDA. The experience of severe or persistent psychological stress can alter immune mediators, trigger inflammatory processes and increase oxidative stress, damaging brain and cardiovascular health.
Dr Joanna McHugh
- Centre for Public Health, QUB
Mentors: Professors Frank Kee, Brian Lawlor, Rose Anne Kenny and Ian Robertson
The focus of Dr Joanna McHugh's research as part of the CARDI Leadership Programme is the social determinants of cognitive decline among older adults in Ireland, North and South. It will examine the causal links between loneliness, social isolation and cognitive decline, and aims to reveal the mechanisms behind these links studying and comparing longitudinal Irish population studies, TILDA and NICOLA.
Dr Joanne Feeney
Trinity College Dublin
- Queen’s University Belfast
Mentors: Professor Ian Young and Professor Rose Anne Kenny
For the CARDI Leadership Programme Dr Joanne Feeney will explore the impact of stress on the neurocognitive and cardiovascular health of older adults in the North and South of Ireland, using data from NICOLA and TILDA. The experience of severe or persistent psychological stress can alter immune mediators, trigger inflammatory processes and increase oxidative stress, damaging brain and cardiovascular health.
Dr Mark O'Doherty
Mark O'Doherty's research as a CARDI Fellow will explore differences in trends in work related disability and in the way people report disability between nations and across different national health and welfare service contexts. The aim of this research is to develop expertise in the evaluation and assessment of work-related disability among older adults through the use of disability vignettes which will supplement self-reported disability.
Dr Aisling O'Halloran
Frailty rates rise with age and 36% of people aged 80+ in Northern Ireland and 15% in the Republic of Ireland are frail. This research will raise awareness and deepen understanding of both the levels of frailty and frailty prevention in Ireland, North and South. The findings will be of interest to researchers, healthcare professionals, policy makers
and older people’s groups.