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Professor Rose Anne KennyProfessor Rose Anne Kenny

Research Summary

Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin where she is Head of the academic Discipline of Medical Gerontology, Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital Dublin and Director of the new Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing. 

Formerly Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Newcastle, where she developed her expertise in neurocardiovascular instability and mobility disorders.

Her current research interests are in neurocardiovascular function in ageing and cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction in syncope, falls, cognitive impairment and dementia.  Collaborative partnerships range from basic science through to health service development and implementation.  She is PI for the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a 10 year long study of 8,500 participants, unique in its collection of biological, social and economic measures, for Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL), developing technology solutions to address the consequences of ageing, and  for longitudinal translational research program of neurocardiovascular instability in mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

For further information about Professor Rose Anne Kenny please view her CV Profile

For further references please visit the Discipline of Medical Gerontology website ; TILDA website ; MISA (Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing) website ; TRIL (Technology Research for Independent Living) website