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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 Grant Projects
Dr Suzanne Cahill, Dementia Service Information and Development Centre, the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
- Dr Suzanne Cahill, Dementia Service Information and Development Centre and the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
- Dr Max Watson, University of Ulster and Northern Ireland Hospice
- Ms. Daphne Doran, Quality Initiatives Consultancy
This group will examine the different standards of care that exist for older people in long stay care and work with older people to draw up specific standards to meet the unique and complex end of life care needs of people with dementia.
Read the full report here.
Dr Declan French, Queen’s University Belfast
- Professor Michael Moore, Queen's University Belfast
Conventional modelling and forecasting of mortality rates relies on identifying regularities in the data but in a quite ad hoc way. Analysis helps us to understand how mortality decline has occurred, whether the same factors are responsible for declines in all age groups and whether these factors are related over time.
The objectives of the project are to undertake a statistical analysis of the static and dynamic factor structure of Irish mortality data using techniques recently developed in macroeconomic forecasting.
Emeritus Professor Paddy Hillyard, consultant
- Dr Demi Patsios, Consultant
This project builds on an earlier CARDI grant for the report ‘Inequalities in Old Age’ by updating the basket of living standards measures using the latest official data from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It will cover five household possessions, participation in social activities, economising behaviours and serious financial difficulties and older people’s views on living standards.
The objectives of the project are to develop a harmonised Irish Living Standards Index for Older People, highlighting the impact of the recession and its effect on inequalities.
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.
Professor Frank Kee, Queens University Belfast
- Professor Frank Kee, Queens University Belfast
- Dr Kathleen Bennett, TCD
- Dr John Hughes, NISRA
This research seeks to assess the extent to which disability associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) varies by age, gender and socio-economic status.
It will report on life expectancy free of CHD related disability and related inequalities and examine risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, obesity, physical activity and psycho-social factors.
It will also evaluate how differences in healthcare and welfare systems in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland impact on disability following CHD.
Professor Mark Dyer, TrinityHaus, Trinity College Dublin
Michael McNamara Chair in Construction Innovation
Trinity College Dublin
Queen's University Belfast
CEUD - Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
- Professor Mark Dyer and Dr Antoinette Fennell, TrinityHaus, Trinity College Dublin
- Dr Yasemin Afacan, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University Belfast
- Professor Ruth Morrow, PLACE, the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland
- Dr Gerald Craddock, National Disability Authority
This network plans to build a large partnership that will study how the urban environment, in planning, design, architecture and engineering, can be accessed and used to the greatest possible extent by people of all ages.
To establish a multidisciplinary network and explore how to effectively implement research findings from stakeholder consultation into design practice.
Professor Richard Carson, Queen’s University Belfast School of Psychology - Now TCD
Trinity College Dublin
University of Ulster
- Professor Richard Carson, School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast - Now TCD
- Dr David Craig, Medicine, School of Dentistry and Biomedical Science, Queen's University Belfast
- Professor Giuseppe De Vito, and Dr Brian Caulfield, School of Physiotherapy and Performance Studies, University College Dublin
- Dr Madeleine Lowery, School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin
- Dr Katherine Johnson, School of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
- Dr Aine Kelly, Department of Physiology, Trinity College Dublin.
For this project experts from nine different disciplines will pool their expertise to examine how physical exercise can promote brain function and help older people recover from neurological illness.
To establish whether brain plasticity, as induced by standard (non-invasive) transcranial cortical stimulation techniques, is enhanced in older people following aerobic exercise. The project results will directly inform the design and implementation of exercise based programs that promote brain plasticity.