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Medical Gerontology

Medical Gerontology

Welcome to the Discipline of Medical Gerontology

Medical Gerontology is the highest achieving department in the School of Medicine, in terms of research income and scholarly output. Our key research areas are Population Health: Connected Heath and Independent Living: Medical Devices: Diagnostics and Therapeutics/Drugs.

Examples of our awards from 2018 are; ·

  • The Irish Longitudinal Study in Ageing (
  • EIT Health Project – Frailty and Falls an Implantable System for Prediction and Prevention
  • SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award 2018 - "FRAILMatics": Mathematical research and big data analytics towards the development of the next generation of transdisciplinary diagnostics for the assessment of physiological vulnerability in older adults: challenge-based disruptive technology initiative

The Discipline's multidisciplinary and integrative approach is supported by our education and training policies which focus on the social, psychological and biological aspects of ageing. Our programmes span a broad range of research areas including basic sciences, translational research as well as health and social policy research.