Research Projects

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Older people’s views of support and services in response to elder abuse in communities across Ireland

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Emer Begley, Policy and Social Inclusion Officer, Age Action Ireland

Researchers: 

  • Dr Janet Carter-Anand, Lecturer and Associate Researcher, Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Campbell Killick, Research Officer, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Dr Brian J Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Ulster
Cases of reported elder abuse in the Republic of Ireland doubled between 2006 and 2007 and, with population ageing, are expected to continue increasing. 

This all-Ireland research will look at how older people themselves see the problem of elder abuse and the support they need if they are victims.

Older Women Workers’ Access to Pensions: Vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Nata Duvvury, Co- Director, Global Women’s Studies Programme, National University of Ireland, Galway

Researchers: 

 
Dr Nata Duvvury - NUI Galway
Dr Áine Ní Léime - NUI Galway
Ms Aoife Callan - NUI Galway
Dr Linda Price - Queen’s University Belfast
Mr Mark Simpson - Queen’s University Belfast
Pension reform is today a key policy issue within Ireland, North and South, in the context of the current economic and financial crisis. Yet there is little discussion of the gender dimensions of these changes. 

This interdisciplinary study being carried out by researchers from NUIG and Queen’s University Belfast will examine the position of older women workers, rural and urban, focusing on their access to economic security, particularly pensions. 

CARDI grant programme

Physical activity and core depressive symptoms in the older Irish adult population

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Karen Morgan, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Researchers: 

  • Psychology
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Division of Population Health Sciences (Psychology)
    RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Professor Hannah McGee, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Dr Frank Doyle, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Rates of depression, and subsequent incidence of suicide, increase with age. An Irish review argued that older people are often sidelined in discussions on suicide and that there is a need for screening and aggressive treatment of depression, which is under-diagnosed in this group. One of the most under-used ways to reduce depression is through physical activity but physical activity levels for older people in Ireland are low.
CARDI grant programme

Rural transport for older people in the north and south – understanding and meeting their needs

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering

Researchers: 

  • Dr Aoife Ahern, School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin
  • Professor Julian Hine, Centre for Property and Planning, Built Environment Research Institute, University of Ulster
  • Ms Emer Begley, Age Action Ireland

Rural transport for older people in Ireland, North and South – understanding and meeting their needs

This project, funded under Call 1 of CARDI’s Grants Programme and led by Dr Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin, examines the transport needs of vulnerable older people, especially in rural areas.

The aim of the project was to establish the current transport needs of older people in rural areas, and how these needs are being addressed.

CARDI grant programme

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.

CARDI grant programme

Social Exclusion and Older People in diverse Rural Communities

Researchers: 

Principal Investigator:
  • Prof E O'Shea, Economics, NUI Galway
Co-Investigator(s):
  • Mr B Bonner, Public Health, Public Health Agency, NI;
  • Dr S Connolly, Economics and Public Health, QUB;
  • Ms M Gavin, Social Care, FORUM - Community Development Organisation NI;
  • Ms C Maguire, healthy ageing rural, RCN - Rural Community Network NI;
  • Dr J McDonagh, Geography, NUI Galway;
  • Dr M Murray, Spatial Planning, QUB;
  • Prof T Scharf, Social and Rural Gerontology, ICSG - NUI Galway;

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