CARDI announces appointment of Dr Mark O'Doherty as CARDI Fellow
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
CARDI has today (20 January, 2014) announced the appointment of Dr Mark O'Doherty, Queens University Belfast, as a Fellow under its Leadership Programme in Ageing Research. His research topic for the programme will be 'Understanding disability and frailty and how they are reported in older adults in different jurisdictions and their contribution to inequalities in health’.
Dr O’Doherty is a postdoctoral research fellow from the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast, where he obtained his PhD in nutritional and cardiovascular epidemiology in 2009, and is in the course of completing his PGCHET within the coming year.
Mark’s postdoctoral training to date has been in the field of cancer epidemiology and healthy ageing, wherein he has extensive experience in the utilisation and management of large datasets, both within an all-Ireland setting and during his time at the National Cancer Institute, Washington, DC, United States.
Mark is currently core to the strategic organisation of the cardiovascular disease and diabetes Work Package within the EU 7th framework CHANCES Project: Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States. In this present post, Mark has recently been awarded a three year CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research Fellowship to explore differences in trends in work related disability, and of the differences in the way people report disability between nations and across different national health and welfare service contexts. This will be achieved through the use of the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Aging (NICOLA), the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and the Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA). With the support of this Fellowship Mark will build upon his current ageing research, and lay the foundation for a career as a research leader within the NICOLA study.