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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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The aim is to strengthen the rural economy and to improve the quality of life of Older People in County Clare. Through focusing on the key principles of innovation, sustainability and linkages with other organisations through identification of social isolation of Older People, this project will make a significant contribution to sustain rural communities.
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 Ian Shuttleworth
- Supervisors: Prof B Whelan and Prof C Normand (TCD), and Prof H McGee (RCSI)
Professor Gregory O'Hare; Prof Alan Smeaton; Dr Michael O'Grady; Dr Cathal Currin and Dr Michael Walsh.
Prof. Nicolas Rodondi, MD, MAS
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.