Meet our Early Career Researchers

Ms. Caroline Egan, PhD Student

This study aims to provide insights into pre-transitional experiences and decision making among older adults with intellectual disabilities and their family caregivers who are considering a permanent relocation to a long-term care.

To date I have completed

  1. Transitioning to long term care for older adults with intellectual disabilities: A concept analysis.
  2. Shared decision-making with adults transitioning to long term care: A scoping review.



Neah Albasha, PhD Student 

The study title: Improving residential care staff knowledge, perceptions and self-efficacy in preventing falls among older residents

The study aims: to explore the experience and attitudes of residential care staff working in older adult residential care services in Ireland, of current fall prevention strategies, including the perceived barriers and enablers; and quantify their knowledge of falls prevention, to inform a tailored education intervention; develop and pilot a tailored education intervention for residential care staff.

To date, I have completed

Implementation strategies supporting fall prevention interventions in a long-term care facility for older persons: a systematic review protocol. The systematic review procedure has been completed; it is now in the writing stage.

(Supervisors - Sheena McHugh, Suzanne Timmons and and Ruth McCullagh)


Anthony Hoey, PhD Student 

Advance Care planning in the acute health care settings

I am currently planning a retrospective review of patients medical records to explore end of life documentation within a large teaching hospital in Ireland.


Mark O'Donovan, PhD Student 

The measurement and impact of frailty on middle aged and older adults with cognitive impairment and dementia

(Supervisors - Nicola Cornally, Ronan O’Caoimh & Joseph Eustace)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Scoil an Altranais agus an Chnáimhseachais

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