CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research

CARDI Involvement

CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research 2015

11th August 2015, CARDI

The CARDI Leadership Programme into Ageing Research funds and supports a new generation of leaders in ageing research in Ireland, North and South.

The programme is funded by the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division Northern Ireland and The Atlantic Philanthropies.

The third call in the programme was launched in late 2014 and was a joint venture with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) with two of the four fellowships being funded under the Beeson Career Development Awards in Ageing Research.

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€2 million boost for leadership in ageing research

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CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research Call 3

Diet, retinal microvascular health and cognitive decline and dementia risk

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

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.

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Social determinants of cognitive decline among Irish older adults

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

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.

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Impact of stress on neurocognitive and cardiovascular health of older people in Ireland

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Joanne Feeney

Researchers: 

  • 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.

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Understanding disability and its contribution to inequalities in health

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

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.

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Frailty and disability in Ireland, North and South

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

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.

CARDI grant programme
CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research Call 3

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