TILDA researcher announced as new CARDI ageing research fellow
Jan 20, 2014
The first of two fellows announced by CARDI’s €1 million Leadership Programme in Ageing Research is Trinity College Dublin’s Dr Aisling O’Halloran. Dr O’Halloran will study the topic of ‘Frailty in Ireland, north and south’.
The CARDI Fellows will be post-doctoral researchers, funded for a period of up to 3 years who will study a topic related to healthy ageing and take part in training and development activities to build up their independence and leadership. CARDI has recently launched a second call for applications for its Programme.
The second fellow announced was Dr Mark O’Doherty, Queen’s University Belfast, whose subject will be ‘Understanding disability and frailty and how they are reported in older adults in different jurisdictions and their contribution to inequalities in health’.
The CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research is funded by the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division Northern Ireland and The Atlantic Philanthropies.
Prior to joining TILDA, Dr. O’Halloran was the Senior Researcher on the Falls Prevention Strand at the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre at St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (2010-2011). A multi-disciplinary team focused on utilising ageing research to inform the development of technologies to promote independent living.
Previously, Dr. O’Halloran spent three years conducting post-doctoral research in the areas of genetics and immunology with the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin (2009) and the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College, Dublin (2006-2008). Dr. O' Halloran holds a Ph.D. in cardiovascular disease and genetics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and a B.A. (Mod) in Natural Science, specialising in genetics, from Trinity College Dublin.
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