Challenges in Current Ageing Research

10 Apr 2019
Seán Moynihan (CEO, ALONE)

Road to the Irish Gerontology Society Meeting 2019: Challenges in Current Ageing Research

The 67th Annual Irish Gerontological Society Meeting will be held on September 26-28th 2019 in Cork. In advance of the meeting, the ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster organised a half-day workshop to discuss current themes in ageing research in Ireland, showcase UCC research, and foster networking and participation in the IGS from researchers interested in different aspects of ageing.

Key note speeches were delivered by Seán Moynihan (CEO, ALONE) and Cathal McCrory (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, TILDA). This was followed by a series of short presentations from researchers and PhD students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including psychology, biochemistry, public health and music. 

Abstracts for IGS close on 1st May. Information can be found at 

Anyone interested in joining ISS21 UCC Ageing Cluster can contact Annalisa Setti or Edel Walsh


Seán Moynihan (CEO, ALONE), Ageing at home: can the community respond?

Cathal McCrory (TILDA), Life course socio economic position and later life health

Ms. Jessica O’Brien, Applied Psychology, Can faulty sensory integration cause falls and be ameliorated by exercise in ageing?

Dr. Cormac Sheehan, General Practice, A beautiful disaster: Life and ageing after Woodstock 1969;

Ms. Hadley Pfalzgraf, Biochemistry, Improving brain rhythms using sound;

Ms. Emmy Racine, Public Health, The Studying Age Friendly Environments (SAFE) project;

Dr. Eva McMullan, Music, Music Intervention on the Neurological Development on children with Down Syndrome (MINDDS).

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

Top Floor, Carrigbawn/Safari Building, Donovan Road, Cork, T12 YE30