June 2012. Launch of Carer's Report.
A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) entitled Profile of Community-Dwelling Older People with Disability and their Caregivers in Ireland was launched on June 5th 2012. The report highlighted that unpaid care work by older people underpins the Irish care system. Commenting on the findings, Associate Professor in Social Policy and Ageing, Virpi Timonen stated: “Care policy in Ireland is woefully neglectful of the fact that older people provide the bulk of care to other older people”. Pictured above at the launch of the report (left to right): Prof. Virpi Timonen, Harriet Conlon, Tom Curran and Prof. Rose Anne Kenny. A full copy of the report can be found here.
May 2012. Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of TILDA in Trinity College Dublin.
TILDA's Research Team presented their work to the Scientific Advisory Board and other esteemed visitors over a two day period. Our vistors gave invaluable advice regarding the future of TILDA and ageing research more generally. Pictured above in the front row left to right: Stacey Landau (University of Chicago), Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge), Rose Anne Kenny (Trinity College Dublin), Carol Ryff (University of Wisconsin) , James Smith (RAND). In the back row left to right are: Ian Young (QUB), Finbarr Martin (British Geriatric Society), Robert Clarke (University of Oxford), Richard Suzman (National Institute on Aging), Charles Normand (Trinity College Dublin), David Weir (University of Michigan), John Henretta (University of Florida), John Phillips (National Institute on Aging).
April 2012. Launch of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland.
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland, a joint initiative between the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin, was launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins on April 4th 2012.
The launch was followed by the Centre’s inaugural lecture given by Prof. James Banks of the University of Manchester on the theme of: “Improving Knowledge and Policy: The Importance of Longitudinal Analysis”
November 2011. Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland, International Conference, “Ageing Globally, Ageing Locally”, Croke Park, Dublin.
Prof. Rose Anne Kenny gave the keynote address entitled “Healthy ageing: silver lining and storm clouds”
October 2011. Irish Research Nurses Network Conference.
TILDA Research Nurses Laura Dunne (left) and Lorna Greene (right) at the Irish Research Nurses Network's 4th Annual National Conference on the 14th of October 2011.