Sean Kennelly
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre For Medical Gerontology
Clinical Senior Lecturer, School Office - Medicine

Biography

Dr. Kennelly is a consultant physician in geriatric and internal medicine in Tallaght hospital, and a clinical senior lecturer in the department of medical gerontology. Following graduation from TCD in 2001, Dr. Kennelly completed the majority of his training in geriatric medicine in St. James and Tallaght hospitals, Dublin. He was awarded a PhD from TCD in 2010. He is the Scientific and Medical Advisor on the EU FP-7 funded NILVAD project, an investigator-led international randomised controlled trial investigating the potential efficacy of the antihypertensive nilvadipine when used to treat Alzheimer's disease. He is co-principle investigator on the first Irish National Audit of Dementia (INAD) care in acute hospitals. He is a member of the clinical and research advisory panel for the Alzheimer's society of Ireland. He is secretary of the Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine. He is a member of the Irish Society of Acute and Internal Medicine and the Irish Delirium Society, the Irish Gerontological Society and the European Stroke Organisation. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. He is a regional specialty advisor for the specialty of internal and acute medicine in the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. His research interests include: Alzheimer's disease Vascular and Mixed dementia Delirium Acute geriatric medicine- development of integrated acute geriatric care pathways Stroke medicine Falls and syncope Residential and rehabilitation care medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Briggs R, Coughlan T, Doherty J, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Investigation and diagnostic formulation in patients admitted with transient loss of consciousness. , Ir Med J, 110, (5), 2017, p563 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Mullarkey C, Kennelly S, O'Neill D, Developing the Physiotherapist's Role on an Integrated Care Team for Older Persons, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society, Wexford, 29-30 Sept, 46, (Suppl 3), 2017, ppiii13-iii59 Meeting Abstract, 2017 DOI

Briggs R, McHale C, Fitzhenry D, O'Neill D, Kennelly S, Dementia, disclosing the diagnosis, QJM, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Grey T, Kennelly S, de Freine P, Mahon S, Mannion V, O'Neill D, Towards a building typology and terminology for Irish hospitals, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Fallon A, Kilbane L, Briggs R, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Screening for frailty in the Emergency Department: The utility of The SHARE-FI in predicting outcomes in a cohort of older patients, European Geriatric Medicine, 13th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society, Nice, 20-22 Sept 2017, 8, (Suppl 1), 2017, ppS27 Meeting Abstract, 2017

Reilly P, Buggy A, Dewergifosse J, Mullarkey C, O'Neill D, Kennelly S, Tallaght Integrated Care for Older Persons Team - Bridging the Gap, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society, Wexford, 29-30 Sept, 46, (Suppl 3), 2017, ppiii13-iii59 Meeting Abstract, 2017 DOI

Fitzpatrick D, Ibrahim E, Kennelly S, O'Neill D, Sherlock M, Structuring diabetes mellitus care in long term nursing home residents, European Geriatric Medicine, 13th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society, Nice, 20-22 Sept 2017, 8, (Suppl 1), 2017, pps140 Meeting Abstract, 2017

Dyer A, Briggs R, Nabeel S, O'Neill D, Kennelly S, Detecting cognitive impairment in the emergency department: utility of the AMT 4?, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Killarney, 30 Sept - 1 Oct, 45, (Supplement 2), 2016, ppii13 - ii13 Meeting Abstract, 2016 DOI URL

Moola R, Fallon A, Briggs R, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Armstrong J, Kennelly S, Operationalising routine delirium screening with the 4AT for older patients attending the AMAU, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Killarney, 30 Sept - 1 Oct, 45, (Supplement 2), 2016, ppii36 - ii36 Meeting Abstract, 2016 URL DOI

Gallagher P, Curtin D, de Siún A, O'Shea E, Kennelly S, O'Neill D, Timmons S, Antipsychotic prescription amongst hospitalized patients with dementia., QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Briggs R, Coary R, Collins R, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Acute hospital care: How much activity is attributable to caring for patients with dementia?, QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 109, (1), 2016, p41 - 44 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Dyer AH, Briggs R, Nabeel S, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, The Abbreviated Mental Test 4 for cognitive screening of older adults presenting to the Emergency Department., European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Briggs R, Dyer A, Nabeel S, Collins R, Doherty J, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Dementia in the Acute Hospital: The prevalence and clinical outcomes of acutely unwell patients with dementia., QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Briggs R, O'Shea E, de Siún A, O'Neill D, Gallagher P, Timmons S, Kennelly S, Does admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward lead to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for older patients with dementia?, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Killarney, 30 Sept - 1 Oct, 45, (Supplement 2), 2016, ppii19 - ii19 Meeting Abstract, 2016 URL DOI

Briggs R, Kennelly SP, O'Neill D, Drug treatments in Alzheimer's disease., Clinical medicine (London, England), 16, (3), 2016, p247-53 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

McHale C, Briggs R, Fitzhenry D, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Collins R, Connolly A, Austin N, Freeman J, Duignan E, Mooney C, Kennelly S, Percpetions of safe functioning within the context of people attending a multidisciplinary memory assessment service, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Killarney, 30 Sept - 1 Oct, 45, (Supplement 2), 2016, ppii11 - ii11 Meeting Abstract, 2016 URL DOI

Fallon A, Kennelly S, O'Neill D, Frailty in Emergency Departments, Lancet, 87, (10029), 2016, p1720 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Briggs R, O'Shea E, de Siún A, O'Neill D, Gallagher P, Timmons S, Kennelly S, Does admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward lead to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for older patients with dementia?, International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Timmons S, O'Shea E, O'Neill D, Gallagher P, de Siún A, McArdle D, Gibbons P, Kennelly S, Acute hospital dementia care: results from a national audit., BMC geriatrics, 16, (1), 2016, p113 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Dyer AH, Nabeel S, Briggs R, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Cognitive assessment of older adults at the acute care interface: the informant history., Postgraduate medical journal, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

O'Shea E, Timmons S, Kennelly S, Siún A, Gallagher P, O'Neill D, Symptom Assessment for a Palliative Care Approach in People With Dementia Admitted to Acute Hospitals: Results From a National Audit., Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Nabeel S, Dyer A, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Romero-Ortuna R, Kennelly SP,, Baseline Characteristics Of Older Persons Attending The Acute Care Interface: The Older Patients At Risk (OPAR) Study, Irish Ageing Studies Review, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - European Region, Dublin, 23-26 April 2015, 6, (1), 2015, pp2015 Meeting Abstract, 2015

Dyer A, Nabeel S, Collins R, Coughlan T, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, The Availability and Importance of Obtaining a Collateral Informant History in the Acute Setting, Irish Ageing Studies Review, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - European Region, Dublin, 23-26 April 2015, 6, (1), 2015, pp278-9 Meeting Abstract, 2015

Kennelly S, Drumm B, Collins R, O'Neill D, Romero-Ortuno R, Older Persons attending the Emergency Department (OPED): a retrospective cohort study, Irish Ageing Studies Review, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - European Region, Dublin, 23-26 April 2015, 6, (1), 2015, pp90 Meeting Abstract, 2015

A. Fallon, A. Dyer, S. Nabeel, T. Coughlan, R. Collins, D. O'Neill, S.P. Kennelly, Frailty in older patients attending an emergency department, European Geriatric Medicine, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Oslo, 16-18 Sept 2015, 6, (Suppl 2), 2015, ppS12 Meeting Abstract, 2015 URL

Fallon A, Armstrong J, Coughlan T, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Characteristics and Outcomes of Older Patients Attending an Acute Medical Assessment Unit., Irish medical journal, 108, (7), 2015, p210-1 Journal Article, 2015 URL

de Siún A, O'Shea, Timmons S, McArdle D, Gibbons P, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Gallagher P., Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals, Cork, Irish National Audit of Dementia Care, January, 2014, 1, 186 Report, 2014

Grace AR, Briggs R, Kieran RE, Corcoran RM, Romero-Ortuno R, Coughlan TL, O'Neill D, Collins R, Kennelly SP, A Comparison of Beers and STOPP Criteria in Assessing Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

NScanlan N, Kelly S, Coughlan T, Collins R, Kennelly S, O'Neill D, Communication of Confirmed Diagnoses of Dementia and Delirium Between Hospital and General Practitioners, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS369 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Gallagher P, Kennelly S, de Siun A, O' Shea E, O' Neill D, Timmons S, The Use of Antipsychotics for Dementia in Acute Hospitals, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS361 Meeting Abstract, 2014

O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Gallagher PG, Timmons ST, Irish National Audit of Dementia Care, European Geriatric Medicine, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Rotterdam, 17-19 Sept 2014, 5, (Suppl 1), 2014, ppS46 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Kennelly SP, Drumm B, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Romero-Ortuno R, Characteristics and outcomes of older persons attending the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study., QJM, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

O' Shea E, Kennelly S, Timmons S, de Siun A, Gallagher P, O'Neill D, End of Life Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS313 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Timmons S, O' Shea E, de Siun A, Gallagher P, Kennelly S, McArdle D, Gibbons P, O'Neill D, Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS311 Meeting Abstract, 2014

Lawlor B, Kennelly S, O'Dwyer S, Cregg F, Walsh C, Coen R, Kenny RA, Howard R, Murphy C, Adams J, Daly L, Segurado R, Gaynor S, Crawford F, Mullan M, Lucca U, Banzi R, Pasquier F, Breuilh L, Riepe M, Kalman J, Wallin A, Borjesson A, Molloy W, Tsolaki M, Olde Rikkert M, 'NILVAD protocol: a European multicentre double-blind placebo-controlled trial of nilvadipine in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.', 2014, - e006364 Protocol or guideline, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Fallon A, Armstrong J, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Characteristics and Outcomes of Older Patients Attending an Acute Medical Assessment Unit, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Gerontological Society, Galway, 10-11 Oct 2014, 183, (Suppl 7), 2014, ppS316 Meeting Abstract, 2014

J Soh, C Offiah, T Coughlan, P O'Brien, DJH McCabe, S Murphy, J McManus, D O'Neill, R Collins, Patterns of Activity and Reliability of an Acute Stroke Telemedicine Service-DML Stroke Network Partnership, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS226-7 Meeting Abstract, 2013

A Grace, R Briggs, RM Corcoran, R Kieran, T Coughlan, R Collins, D O'Neill, S Kennelly, Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS209 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Briggs R, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Kennelly SP, Nursing home residents attending the emergency department: clinical characteristics and outcomes., QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

B Drumm, AA Wahab, NR Md Nor, T Coughlan, DR Collins, D O'Neill, SP Kennelly, Older Persons attending Emergency Department (OPED) Study, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS248-9 Meeting Abstract, 2013

S Geoghegan, E Gaynor, M Murphy, T Coughlan, R Collins, D O'Neill, S Kennelly, Dysphagia in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS223 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Morley D, McNamara P, Kennelly S, McMahon G, Bergin C, Limitations to the identification of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in clinical practice., HIV medicine, 14, (8), 2013, p497-502 Journal Article, 2013

N Allen, C Bergin, D O'Neill, T Coughlan, R Collins, S Kennelly, Tropical Illness in Older Patients, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS237 Meeting Abstract, 2013

H Gogarty, S Lingwood, S Kennelly, T Coughlan, D O Neill, DR Collins, Patient Absconsion from a Geriatric Ward, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS216 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Kennelly SP, Morley D, Coughlan T, Collins R, Rochford M, O'Neill D, Knowledge, skills and attitudes of doctors towards assessing cognition in older patients in the emergency department., Postgraduate medical journal, 89, (1049), 2013, p137-41 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

R Dwyer, B Drumm, D O'Neill, T Coughlan, S Kennelly, R Collins, Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation in Ireland and Public Priorities for Treatment, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS213 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Bradley D, Cronin S, Kinsella JA, Tobin WO, Mahon C, O'Brien M, Lonergan R, Cooney MT, Kennelly S, Collins DR, O'Neill D, Coughlan T, Smyth S, McCabe DJ, Frequent inaccuracies in ABCD(2) scoring in non-stroke specialists' referrals to a daily Rapid Access Stroke Prevention service., Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 332, (1-2), 2013, p30-4 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

A Hadbavna, B Drumm, N Hearne, M Moran, T Coughlan, R Collins, D O'Neill, S Kennelly , Use of a Brief Cognitive Screening Instrument in Older Patients Attending Emergency Department- A Pilot Study, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Gerontologcal Society, Dublin, 20-21 September 2013, 182, (Suppl 6), 2013, ppS252 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Kennelly S, Collins O, Walking the cognitive "minefield" between high and low blood pressure., Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, 32, (3), 2012, p609-21 Journal Article, 2012

Kennelly S, Abdullah L, Kenny RA, Mathura V, Luis CA, Mouzon B, Crawford F, Mullan M, Lawlor B, Apolipoprotein E genotype-specific short-term cognitive benefits of treatment with the antihypertensive nilvadipine in Alzheimer's patients--an open-label trial., International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, (4), 2012, p415-422 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kennelly SP, Abdullah L, Paris D, Parish J, Mathura V, Mullan M, Crawford F, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA, Demonstration of safety in Alzheimer's patients for intervention with an anti-hypertensive drug Nilvadipine: results from a 6-week open label study., International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 26, (10), 2011, p1038-45 Journal Article, 2011

Kennelly SP, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA, Blood pressure and dementia - a comprehensive review., Therapeutic advances in neurological disorders, 2, (4), 2009, p241-60 Journal Article, 2009

Kennelly SP, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA, Blood pressure and the risk for dementia: a double edged sword., Ageing Research Reviews, 8, (2), 2009, p61-70 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Kennelly S, Sweeney N, O'Neill D, Elder abuse: knowledge, skills, and attitudes of healthcare workers., Irish medical journal, 100, (1), 2007, p326 Journal Article, 2007

Research Expertise

Description

Alzheier's disease: clinical phenomenology; therapeutic clinical trials; role of vascular risk factors in pathogenesis;biomarkers of AD Vascular and Mixed AD/VaD dementia- as above Delirium: Clinical subtyping and phenomenology; clinical outcomes; potential predictive biomarkers; exploration of pathophysioloical pathways Residential Care medicine: development of clinical care pathways and care bundles for patients in longterm residential care Acute geriatric medicine/ syndromes: Falls,delirium, neurovascular instability, stroke Rehabilitation medicine

Projects

  • Title
    • NILVAD study
  • Summary
    • Multi-centre european RCT investigating the efficacy of nilvadipine in the treatment of AD
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Irish National Audit of Dementia care in acute hospitals
  • Summary
    • Collaboation with investigators from UCC and support of Health services Executive. This is the first national audit of dementia care in acute hospitals. Organisational, Casenote review,and eviornmental audit of care standards for patients with dementia when they are attend acute hospitals. Modelled on the very successful UK audit.
  • Funding Agency
    • Meath foundation, HRB, AP
  • Date From
    • March 2013

Keywords

1,4-DIHYDROPYRIDINES; 24-HOUR AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT; ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE; ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENTS; DELIRIUM; dementia; Gerontology and geriatrics; MEDICINE; NURSING-HOME RESIDENTS; Rehabilitation/Therapy; Stroke

Recognition

Memberships

Irish Society of Acute and Internal Medicine 2013

Irish Delirium Society 2013

ISPGM 2012

Irish Gerontological Society 2004

British Geriatric Society 2009

European stroke Organisation