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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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Older people in rural areas
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In 2008, was awarded a research fellowship (£71,651) under the ERSC researcher placement scheme. This scheme is jointly funded by the ESRC and a partner organisation (a government dept) aims to promote knowledge transfer between academic depts and partner organisations.
OFMdFM are the partner host organisation for the 9 month placement from September 08. Working with Dr Stephen Donnelly, head of OFMdFM Research Branch on the approach to be taken by government to promote and support the inclusion of older people in NI. This project will contribute to the ESRC's 'New Dynamics of Aging Programme' which is directed by Professor Alan Walker.
Heenan, D. (2000) Expectations and attitudes affecting patterns of informal care in farming families in Northern Ireland, Ageing and Society, Vol 20, pp.203-216.
Heenan, D. (2000) Informal care in farm families in Northern Ireland: Some considerations for social work, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 30, pp.855-866.
Heenan, D, (2006) The Factors Influencing Access to Health and Social Care in the Farming Communities of Co Down, Northern Ireland, Aging and Society, Vol. 26, pp 373-391.
Heenan, D. (2009) Social Capital and Older People in Rural Areas, Journal of Aging (forthcoming)
Rural Ageing in Northern Ireland: Quality of life amongst older people
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