Healthy Aging

Research Leader:

Dr Alice Coffey, Director of Post Graduate Education. a.coffey@ucc.ie

Members:

Name

Job Title

email

Louise Brent

Arthoplasty Nurse Specialist  Waterford University Hospital.

Louise.Brent@hse.ie

 

Catherine Buckley

Practice Development facilitator Gerontology, HSE

Catherine.Buckley3@hse.ie

 

Dr Nicola Cornally

Lecturer / Practitioner and research project manager at Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, UCC.

n.cornally@ucc.ie

Dr Mary Rose Day

College Lecturer & co-ordinator Post Graduate Certificate Nursing in the Community

MR.Day@ucc.ie

Mary J. Foley

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Gerontology

MaryJ.Foley@hse.ie

Irene Hartigan

Lecturer / Practitioner

I.Hartigan@ucc.ie  

 

Dr Elaine Lehane

College Lecturer & co-ordinator MSc Nursing Programme

E.Lehane@ucc.ie  

John Lenihan

Director of Services for Older People, HSE

JohnG.Linehan@hse.ie

 

Professor Geraldine McCarthy

Emeritus Professor and Chair of HSE South / South East Hospital Trust.

g.mccarthy@ucc.ie

 

Dr Vera McCarthy

Lecturer Practitioner

  v.mccarthy@ucc.ie

 

Dr Mark Tyrrell

College Lecturer & Director of undergraduate Nursing programmes

m.tyrrell@ucc.ie

Teresa Wills

Lecturer co-ordinator Post Graduate Gerontological Nursing

t.wills@ucc.ie

 

 

Aim: To lead and develop collaborative multidisciplinary research of international standing that promotes healthy ageing
and professional practice in working with older people.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To provide opportunity for collaborative research in the area of Healthy Ageing.

  2. To conduct research that will influence and promote health and well-being for Older Adults.

  3. To engage in research based on the interest of team members and attract graduate students to work also in these areas.  

  4. To work in a collaboration with Health Service Providers through research on and in practice and through publication.

  5. To advance the knowledge and scholarship of gerontological nursing.

  6. To positively influence health and social policy on age related care and services.

  • Attitudes to Ageing and Working with Older People

  • Autonomy in Long Term Care

  • Transitions in health and illness for Older People

  • Readiness for Discharge

  • Hip fracture

  • Stroke rehabilitation

  • Advance Directives and End of Life Care

  • Psycho-social determinants of Ageing

  • Life Review and Life Story

  • Spirituality

  • Self –Neglect

  • Dementia and Carers support

  • Mental well-being in older age

  • Obesity management

  • Bladder and Bowel health

  • Social support

  • Adherence to Medications

  • Management of Pain in long term care

  • Knowledge of Health and Social Care professionals

  • Community and Primary Health Care

Project

Systematic Implementation of the ‘LetMeDecide’ Advance Care Directives and Online Palliative Care.   Randomised Control Trial in Irish Nursing Homes

Research Team

Professor Willie Molloy (PI), Dr Nicola Cornally,   Dr Alice Coffey, Dr Ciara McGlade Dr Tony O’Brien

Period / Status

2014 -2017

Funding Agency

Health Research Board Project Grant  (€322,492.00)   

 

Project

Changing Minds: Dementia and Palliative Care Guidance Documents Development

Research Team

Dr Alice Coffey (PI) , Dr Elaine Lehane, Dr Mark Tyrrell, Ms Irene Hartigan, Dr Joan McCarthy, Dr Suzanne Timmons, Dr Nicola Cornally, Ms Maura Flynn.

Period / Status

2014 -2015

Funding Agency

Irish Hospice Foundation (€24,000)

 

Project

Systematic Implementation of the ‘LetMeDecide’ Advance Care Directives and Online Palliative Care H2020 Coordinator Proposal Preparation Support Scheme

Research Team

Dr W. Molloy and Dr Nicola Cornally PI, Dr Alice Coffey and Staff Centre for Gerontology & Rehabilitation UCC

Period / Status

2013 (ongoing)

Funding Agency

Enterprise Ireland  (€20,000)                                                                                  

 

Project

ELLAN European Later Life Network supported by European Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP -project ERASMUS Academic Networks)

(Project PI:  Dr Irma Mikkonen, Savonia, Finland.   Consortium: 26 countries

Research Team

WP 6 Leader - Ireland

Dr Alice Coffey (Lead), Dr M. Tyrrell, Professor G. McCarthy, Catherine Buckley

Period / Status

2013 – 2016 (ongoing)

Funding Agency

  EU ERASMUS Academic Networks  (Total €567,914)                                                                           

 

Project

Well – House consortium

Research Team

Dr Eleanor Bantry- White (PI)  Department of Social Work, UCC and ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster, Dr Alice Coffey, Dr Mary Rose Day.

Period / Status

2014

Funding Agency

  Irish Research Council New Foundations Grant      ( € 6000)                                                                      

 

Project

Cross-national analysis of psychometric properties of RHDS (Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale) in older adults to determine optimal item structure for a short form for older adults.

Research Team

Professor Marianne Weiss (Marquette University, Milwaukie),    Dr A. Coffey, and Dr Cedric Mabire (Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud, Soins Infirmiers, Lausanne Switzerland).                                                                           

 

Period / Status

2013 (ongoing)

Funding Agency

 

 

Project

Development of Online MSc/ PG Diploma Gerontology.

Research Team

Professor Eileen Savage & Dr Nicola Cornally. Co-applicants: Dr Alice Coffey, Ms Teresa Wills, P. Fehin, Dr M. O’Mahony, Dr T Andrews, Dr P Leahy Warren, Dr J McCarthy, Dr M. Tyrrell

Period / Status

2012-2013   (Completed)

Funding Agency

UCC e-Learning Strategy Fund  (€20,000)

 

Project

Survey of Nurse’s Knowledge and Attitudes to Advance Directives and End of Life treatment choices in five countries.

Research Team

Dr A. Coffey(PI), Elizabeth Weathers, Professor G. McCarthy, (UCC),  Dr M. Isabel Friedman & Dr Katherine Gallo (North Shore-LIJ Health System), Professor  Mally Ehrenfeld (Tel Aviv University Israel), Professor Sophia Chan ( Hong Kong), Professor Piera Poletti ( Padova, Italy), Professor D. William Molloy., Dr Ciara McGlade (UCC), Professor Joyce J. Fitzpatrick (Case Western University Ohio).

Period / Status

2011-2012 (Completed)

Funding Agency

 

 

Project

Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidence.

Research Team

Professor Kate Seers, (Co-ordinator) University of Warwick; Dr. Gill Harvey, University of Manchester; Dr. Jo Roycroft, University of Ulster Malone-Bangor; Professor Brendan McCormack University of Ulster; Dr. Lars Wallin, Karolinska Institute; Professor Carole Estabrooks, University of Alberta; Professor Angie Titchen & Dr. K. Cox, Fontys University Netherlands, Professor Geraldine McCarthy University College Cork

Status

  (Completed)

Funding Agency

EU Funding €3.5m

 

Project

Readiness for Discharge of Older People from Hospital to Home and Use of Community Supports and Services Post Discharge’                .

Research Team

Alice Coffey

Status

  (Completed)

Funding Agency

Health Research Board,  Clinical Research Fellowship €156,206.32

 

Project

Study to explore the role of discharge co-ordinator funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE South.

Research Team

Professor G. McCarthy; Dr Alice Coffey, Dr Mary Rose Day

Status

  (Completed)

Funding Agency

Nursing and Midwifery Planning & Development Unit (South) €50,000

 

Project

To determine the contextual indicators impacting on effective proactive continence management in rehabilitation settings for older people

Research Team

Professor McCarthy UCC & Professor B. McCormack University of Ulster, Alice Coffey, Paul Slater, Jane Wright.

 

Status

  (Completed)

Funding Agency

Health Research Board and the Northern Ireland R& D.  €200,000

 

This section to be updated in the near future

Selected Publications for 2014 to be updated in the near future

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