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.
HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index 2015 on Wednesday 9 September 2015, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people. The Index represents 91 per cent of people aged 60 and over, some 901 million people, measuring the wellbeing of older people in four key areas: income security, health, personal capability and an enabling environment.
CARDI is delighted to announce the online publication of a guide for the community and voluntary sector about getting involved in ageing research. The guide produced by Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen's University Belfast and commissioned by CARDI builds on previous research on user involvement in ageing research (2014). The publication provides useful information on key issues relating to participating or carrying out research projects for age sector organisations.
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.
Communication is a vital part throughout the research process and increasingly researchers are expected to broadly disseminate their findings to a general public. One way of doing this is working with the media. On Wednesday 2 September 2015 CARDI hosted a media training day for its Ageing Research Leadership Fellows.
This report, a collaboration between the International Longevity Centre-UK, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre, highlights the vital role of good design, technology and innovation in planning for ageing populations.
The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) offers Doctoral Fellowships to support research training in order to increase the Health and Social Care (HSC) R&D capacity and to build an evaluative evidence-based culture.
The scheme is intended to enable an individual to develop a research career in the HSC by undertaking research training leading to a PhD.
All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to announce the launch of four Clinical Research Fellowships in palliative and end of life care. The Fellowships are targeted at health and social care professionals (including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, etc.), working in clinical practice in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, with previous experience of and a commitment to palliative and end of life care research.
The Health and Social Care R&D Division (NI) recently announced the opening of a call for applicants for the Enabling Research Awards (ERAs). ERAs are designed to support researchers in their acquisition of funding through National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies (NETS) research programmes.
The aim of this investment is to increase the rate and number of successful applications from Northern Ireland-based lead researchers to NETS research programmes.