Research Projects

View our directory of the latest ageing research projects here, complete with the contact details of related researchers and research centres. To view CARDI projects click the button to the right.

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The future of Technology in Addressing the Social Exclusion and Isolation of Older Persons, and their Carers in Co Clare

Researchers: 

  • Caring for Carers Ireland / Eurocarers The European Association Working for Carers





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. 

The living standards of older people before and after the recession

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Emeritus Professor Paddy Hillyard, consultant

Researchers: 

  • 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.

CARDI grant programme

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.

CARDI grant programme

Understanding disability in older heart disease patients in Ireland

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

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.

CARDI grant programme

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