Dr. Paul Doody

Dr. Paul Doody

Research Fellow, Public Health & Primary Care

3531896 3739https://www.pauldoody.com/


My expertise is in interventional health research and evidence synthesis, where I have a background in frailty and multimorbidity, clinical exercise physiology, health behaviour change (physical activity, smoking cessation, weight management), digital health, and disease and illness prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. I joined the Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care at the Institute of Population Health at Trinity College Dublin in January 2024 as a Senior Researcher (Fellow) leading and working on large randomised controlled trials in primary care and evidence synthesis for national clinical guideline development at the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Health Service Executive, as part of the Collaboration in Ireland for Clinical Effectiveness Reviews (HRB-CICER). I have extensive experience and interest in interventional health research at all stages of the Medical Research Council's framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions including systematic and scoping reviews (and meta-analyses), co-designed intervention and trial development, feasibility and pilot studies, large definitive randomised controlled trials of intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and evaluation of evidence-based national and international policy implementation. I have led and managed all phases of interventional and evidence synthesis research including successful grant writing, co-designed intervention and trial development, patient and public involvement, ethical and governance approvals, research site and participant recruitment, data collection, mixed methods analyses, screening, data extraction, quality assessment, narrative and quantitative syntheses, dissemination and public engagement, and overall project and personnel management in primary, secondary, and tertiary health setting in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Further I have experience and interest in the development and implementation evaluation of national and international clinical guidelines and epidemiological designs using genetic variation as a natural experiment to examine the causal effect of modifiable risk factors on health outcomes. I have previously worked as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher at the School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Birmingham (2016-2019) on the European Commission"s Horizion 2020 funded Physical Activity Nutritional INfleunces In ageing (PANINI) project; a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow on The Irish Longitudinal stuDy on Ageing (TILDA) within the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin (2019-2022), and as a Postdoctoral Health Service Researcher within the Health Behaviours team at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford (2022-2024), where I remain an Honorary Senior Researcher.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Georgia Richard, Aisling O'Halloran, Paul Doody, Joseph Harbison, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Atrial Fibrillation and Acceleration of Frailty: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Age and Ageing, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Montero-Odasso M, van der Velde N, Martin F.C, Petrovic M, Tan M.P, Ryg J, Aguilar-Navarro S, Alexander N.B, Becker C, Blain H, Bourke R, Cameron I.D, Camicioli R, Clemson L, Close J, Delbaere K, Duan L, Duque G, Dyer S.M, Freiberger E, Ganz D.A, Gomez F, Hausdorff J.M, Hogan D.B, Hunter S.M.W, Jauregui J.R, Kamkar N, Kenny R.-A, Lamb S.E, Latham N.K, Lipsitz L.A, Liu-Ambrose T, Logan P, Lord S.R, Mallet L, Marsh D, Milisen K, Moctezuma-Gallegos R, Morris M.E, Nieuwboer A, Perracini M.R, Pieruccini-Faria F, Pighills A, Said C, Sejdic E, Sherrington C, Skelton D.A, Dsouza S, Speechley M, Stark S, Todd C, Troen B.R, van der Cammen T, Verghese J, Vlaeyen E, Watt J.A, Masud T, World guidelines for falls prevention and management for older adults: a global initiative, Age and ageing, 51, (9), 2022Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • Bourke R.*, Doody P.*, Perez S.*, Moloney D., Lipsitz L.A., Kenny R.A., Cardiovascular Disorders and Falls Among Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 79, (2), 2024Journal Article, 2024
  • Aunger Justin Avery, Doody Paul, Greig Carolyn Anne, Interventions targeting sedentary behavior in non-working older adults: a systematic review , Maturitas , 116 , 2018, p89-99 -Journal Article, 2018
  • Cabbia Andrea, Whittaker Anna, Asamane Evans, Aunger Justin, Bondarev Dmitriy, Doody Paul, Gensous Noémie, Iadarola Barbara, Ramsey Keenan, Rodrigues Belina, Physical activity and nutrition influences in ageing: current findings from the PANINI project , Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research , 1 , (1 ), 2019, pe190005 -Journal Article, 2019
  • Doody Paul, Aunger Justin, Asamane Evans, Greig Carolyn A, Lord Janet, Whittaker Anna, Frailty Levels In Geriatric Hospital paTients (FLIGHT)â€"the prevalence of frailty among geriatric populations within hospital ward settings: a systematic review protocol , BMJ open , 9 , (8 ), 2019, pe030147 -Journal Article, 2019
  • Kenny RA, Scarlett S, Mahoney PO, The Older Population of Ireland on the Eve of the COVID-19 Pandemic , Dublin: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing , 2020Journal Article, 2020
  • Doody P, Asamane EA, Aunger JA, Swales B, Lord JM, Greig CA, Whittaker AC, 191 FRAILTY PREVALENCE AMONG GERIATRIC HOSPITAL INPATIENTS, AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ECONOMIC INDICATORS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF 467,779 INPATIENTS , Age and Ageing , 50 , (Supplement_3 ), 2021, pi1-i8 -Journal Article, 2021
  • Doody Paul, Livingstone-Banks Jonathan, Hartmann-Boyce Jamie, Cheeseman Hazel, Arnott Deborah, Aveyard Paul, Lindson Nicola, Opportunistic Smoking Cessation interventions among Adults and adolescents in financial support-Related settings (OSCAR): A scoping review protocol , 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Doody Paul, Lord Janet M, Greig Carolyn A, Whittaker Anna C, Frailty: pathophysiology, theoretical and operational definition (s), impact, prevalence, management and prevention, in an increasingly economically developed and ageing world , Gerontology , 69 , (8 ), 2022, p927-945 -Journal Article, 2022
  • Ramsey Keenan A, Yeung Suey SY, Rojer Anna GM, Gensous Noémie, Asamane Evans A, Aunger Justin Avery, Bondarev Dmitriy, Cabbia Andrea, Doody Paul, Iadarola Barbara, Knowledge of Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines is Not Associated with Physical Function in Dutch Older Adults Attending a Healthy Ageing Public Engagement Event , Clinical interventions in aging , 2022, p1769-1778 -Journal Article, 2022
  • Doody Paul, Asamane Evans A, Aunger Justin A, Swales Bridgitte, Lord Janet M, Greig Carolyn A, Whittaker Anna C, The prevalence of frailty and pre-frailty among geriatric hospital inpatients and its association with economic prosperity and healthcare expenditure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 467,779 geriatric hospital inpatients , Ageing research reviews , 80 , 2022, p101666 -Journal Article, 2022
  • Doody Paul, Lord Janet M, Whittaker Anna C, Assessing the feasibility and impact of an adapted resistance training intervention, aimed at improving the multi-dimensional health and functional capacity of frail older adults in residential care settings: protocol for a feasibility study , Pilot and Feasibility Studies , 5 , 2019, p1 - 12Journal Article, 2019
  • Doody Paul, Lord Janet M, Greig Carolyn A, Whittaker Anna C, Assessing the feasibility and impact of specially adapted exercise interventions, aimed at improving the multi-dimensional health and functional capacity of frail geriatric hospital inpatients: protocol for a feasibility study , BMJ open , 9 , (11 ), 2019, pe031159 -Journal Article, 2019
  • Doody P, Parkhouse T, Gao M, Haasova S, Livingstone-Banks J, Cheeseman H, Aveyard P, Lindson N., Opportunistic smoking cessation interventions for people accessing financial support settings: A scoping review., Addiction (Abingdon, England), 2024Journal Article, 2024
  • Paul Doody, Minjuan Wang, Siobhan Scarlett, Ann Hever, Paul O'Mahoney and Rose Anne Kenny, Internet access and use among adults aged 50 and over in Ireland: Results from Wave 5 of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2020Report, DOI

Research Expertise

My core research interests are the development, evaluation, and implementation of clinically effective, and cost-effective interventions to improve the health and well-being of those living with morbidity or with risk factors for its development.