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
|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)