Dr. Bellinda King-Kallimanis
Bellinda King-Kallimanis joined TILDA as a Research Fellow in December 2011. Before doing so, she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Applied Statistics at Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, Australia. Her Ph.D. was completed at the University of Amsterdam and her dissertation project, titled "Unbiased measurement of health-related quality-of-life", focused on issues of measurement invariance and response shift using structural equation modelling.
Her current work at TILDA primarily focuses on investigating different measurement models to assess the frailty syndrome and the invariance of frailty across different groups. In addition to this, she is working on projects related to quality-of-life and syncope.
Current Research Projects
- "Using structural equation modelling to detect measurement invariance in a measure of frailty"
B.L. King-Kallimanis, G.M. Savva, & R.A. Kenny.
Using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) our aim is to explore the measurement properties of frailty with the goal of optimising frailty assessment according to Fried's phenotype definition.
- "Syncope in Youth as a Moderator of the Relationships between Recent Syncope and Health Outcomes"
B.L. King-Kallimanis, R.R. Romero-Ortuno, D. O'Shea & R.A. Kenny.
The main purpose of this study is to examine whether syncope in youth affects the relationship between recent syncope and health outcomes including quality-of-life, depression, anxiety, fear of falling, self-reported health and disabilities.