Dr. Orna Donoghue
Dr. Orna Donoghue joined TILDA as a Health Research Fellow in March 2011. Her undergraduate degree was in Sport and Exercise Sciences and she graduated with a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Limerick in 2006. During this time, she also completed a Diploma in Physical Therapy at the Institute of Physical Therapy in Dublin. Before joining TILDA, she lectured in biomechanics at the University of Edinburgh. In TILDA, Orna's research focuses on the factors influencing gait, balance, mobility and falls in older Irish adults.
- Associations between fear of falling and gait / mobility
- Associations between Timed Up-and-Go, functional activities and cognition
- Normative values of cognitive and physical function in the older Irish population
- Mobility assessment in longitudinal research