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Ageing Integrated Research


Ireland has achieved substantial gains in population longevity, healthy ageing and quality of life for older people. While we celebrate this progress, we also recognise the diversity in older age and older people and carers who experience a different reality.

A dynamic gerontological nursing workforce underpinned by strong leadership, integrated research and education, and evidence-based practice is essential to meet the needs of an ageing society.

Working together we can enable older people to age as optimally as possible, to enjoy their later years and when the time comes, to have comfort at end-of-life and experience a dignified death in a place of preference.

Our Vision

The Ageing Integrated Research Network works with older people and our clinical and academic partners to improve the lives of older people, and their experiences and outcomes from engagement with health and social services. Our research is embedded across care settings and with diverse groups of older people including older people with enduring mental health and intellectual disability.

Research Themes

Frailty is a dynamic state characterised by resilience and transitions. Our research supports older people to navigate these gradual or acute transitions while retaining their autonomy and agency.

Frailty and Care Transitions

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Providing care that is aligned to the treatment goals of a person and their family regardless of health/illness status is central to Advance Care Planning

Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care

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Neurological impairment from dementia, stroke or other causes has far reaching impacts. Our research focuses on positive adaptive strategies to optimise intrinsic capacity.

Young and later-onset Dementia & Stroke

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Meet our Early-Career Researchers

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Postgraduate Gerontological Education Programme

Our Gerontological Nursing programme advances the development of expert gerontological nursing in order to meet the complex needs of older people in a variety of care settings

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54