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Dr. Lorna Roe
Research Assistant Professor, Public Health & Primary Care
Research Assistant Professor, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)

Biography

Lorna Roe is a Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Health Policy and Management in Trinity College Dublin.

Lorna is an Alumnus of the HRB SPHERE programme, completing her PHD in Health Services Research and Population Health Sciences in Trinity College Dublin in Ireland 2015. The PhD focused on improving care for older adults living with frailty. It was a mixed methods study, using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) in addition to qualitative interviews. Previous work experience includes Social Policy Officer in Age Action, where she worked in the Community and Voluntary Pillar of the Governments' Social Partnership process.

There are a number of strands to Lorna's research interests including:

Gerontology; ageing trajectories, complexity of needs, frailty and cognitive decline, design of care pathways, healthy ageing and self-determination for older adults.

Health economic analysis; health service utilisation and access, particularly econometric analyses to estimate the patterns and costs of frailty and cognitive decline among older adults.

Policy analysis; using a whole systems approach to examine access/quality of health and social care for older adults and healthy ageing.

Analysis of large datasets, survey, census and administrative data and international comparability of longitudinal ageing datasets.

An emerging research area of interest includes exploring how diverse identity impacts on healthy ageing, including the appropriateness and accessibility of health and social care services.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

May P, Roe L, McGarrigle CA, Kenny RA, Normand C., End-of-life experience for older adults in Ireland: results from the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA)., BMC health services research, 20, (1), 2020, p118 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Roe, L., Normand, C., Wren, M.-A., Browne, J. and O'Halloran, A. M., The impact of frailty on healthcare utilisation in Ireland: evidence from the Irish longitudinal study on ageing, BMC Geriatrics, 17, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Roe, L., Wren, M.-A., Browne, J., O'Halloran, A. M. and Normand, C., Examining frail older people's use and experience of the Irish healthcare system: A mixed methods study, International Journal of Integrated Care, 4th World Congress on Integrated Care, Wellington, New Zealand, November 2016, 17, (3), 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Roe, L, Supporting Older People to Age in Place in Ireland: Frailty-related Outcomes and health Care USe (FOCUS), 5th World Congress of the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, San Francisco, United States , July 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Roe, L., A. M. O'Halloran and C. Normand, An evaluation of the Older People Remaining At Home (OPRAH) project: a mixed methods study, Age and Ageing, Killarney, Ireland, September 2016, 45, (2), 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Roe, L., C. Normand and A. M. O'Halloran, The Impact Of Three Measures Of Frailty On Capturing Health Service Use In Ireland, Irish Ageing Studies Review, The International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology European Congress (IAGG-EG), Dublin, Ireland, 2015, 6, (1), 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Roe, L., A. M. O'Halloran and C. Normand, Variation in service utilisation among the frail community dwelling elderly: implications for the design of integrated models of care, International Journal of Integrated Care, 15th International Conference for Integrated Care, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2015, 15, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Roe, L and C. Normand, A review of the Care Coordination Mechanisms used in Integrated Care Interventions to deliver care across sectors for community-dwelling older people, International Journal of Integrated Care, 1st World Congress on Integrated Care , Singapore, November 2013, 13, (8), 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Roe L., Leadership and Management in Integrated Services, Review of Leadership and Management in Integrated Services, by Judy McKimm and Kay Phillips , International Journal of Integrated Care, 13, (e037), 2013 Review, 2013

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Roe, L., A. M. O'Halloran, C. Normand and C. M. Murphy , The impact of frailty on the public health nurse service: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Dublin, TILDA Report, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Roe, L., A. M. O'Halloran and C. Normand, Discussing an approach to measure the impact of frailty on health and social care utilisation in Ireland, Structured Population and Health services Research Education (SPHeRE) conference, Dublin, Ireland, January 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Roe, L, Models of integrated care for frail older people, 1st National Clinical Care Programme for Older People conference, Dublin, Ireland, May 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Roe, L., A. M. O'Halloran and C. Normand , Variation in service use among community dwelling frail older people: a latent class analysis, Variation in service use among community dwelling frail older people: a latent class analysis, Milan, Italy, July 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Roe, L., A. M. O'Halloran and C. Normand, Exploring the impact of frailty on the health and social care system, Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, Irish Gerontological Society 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Galway, Dublin, October 2014, 13, (8), 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Frailty-related Outcomes and health Care USe (FOCUS)
  • Summary
    • This study is investigating patterns and trajectories of frailty-related health service use over three waves of the TILDA study spanning six years and the impact on mortality, health and social outcomes in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Service Executive
  • Date From
    • September 2016
  • Date To
    • February 2018
  • Title
    • Retrospective cohort study of healthcare utilisation among ADults with frailty in Ireland and the United States (RADIUS)
  • Summary
    • This study is a collaboration between Queens University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Trinity College Dublin, exploring the patterns of healthcare utilization among frail older people and risk of mortality across three countries.
  • Funding Agency
    • Faculty of Health Sciences Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2018

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Ageing Research Award 2017

IGS Presidential Prize Medal 2014

WCIC Best Oral Presentation 2013

LSE Beveridge Scholarship 2007

HRB PhD Scholarship 2011

Memberships

Executive Committee of the Irish Gerontological Society 2014 – 2017

Committee of the Irish Social Policy Association 2008