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Dr. Mark Ward
Research Fellow, Medical Gerontology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nolan A, May P, Matthews S, Normand C, Kenny RA, Ward M, Public health insurance and mortality in the older population: Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Health Policy, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Briggs, R., Ward, M., Kenny, R.A., The 'Wish to Die' in Later Life: Prevalence, Longitudinal Course and Mortality. Data from TILDA, Age and Ageing, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Orr, Joanna; Ward, Mark; Kenny, Rose Anne; McGarrigle, Christine Ann, Mini-mental state examination trajectories after age 50 by religious affiliation and practice in Ireland, European Journal of Ageing, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Briggs R, McDowell C, De Looze C, Kenny RA, Ward M, Depressive symptoms among older adults pre- and post- COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Bailey L, Ward M, DiCosimo A, Baunta S, Cunningham C, Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA, Purcell R, Lannon R, McCarroll K, Nee R, Robinson D, Lavan A, Briggs R , Physical and Mental Health of Older People while Cocooning during the COVID-19 Pandemic, QJM, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ward, Mark; Clarke, Niamh; Wang, Minjuan; McGarrigle, Christine A.; De Looze, Céline; O'Halloran, Aisling M.; Kenny, Rose Anne, Altered lives in a time of crisis: preparing for recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults, HRB Open Research, 4, (51), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Ward, M., May, P., Normand, C., Kenny, R.A., Nolan, A, Mortality risk associated with combinations of loneliness and social isolation. Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Age and Ageing, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Hennelly N, Lalor G, Gibney S, Kenny R A, Ward M, A cross-sectional study of the relationship between delayed healthcare utilisation and chronic conditions among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, HRB Open, 4, (221), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Ward, Mark. May Peter, Briggs Robert, McNicholas Triona, Normand Charles, Kenny Rose Anne, Nolan Anne, Linking death registration and survey data: Procedures and cohort profile for The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, HRB Open Res, 3, (43), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Ward, M; Turner, N; Briggs, R; O'Halloran, A M; Kenny, R A, Resilience does not mediate the association between Adverse Childhood Experiences and later life depression. Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Journal of Affective Disorders, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Burns Annette, Leavey Gerard, Ward Mark, O'Sullivan, Roger, The impact of loneliness on healthcare use in older people: evidence from a nationally representative cohort, Journal of Public Health, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Mark Ward, Christine McGarrigle, Daniel Carey, Rose Anne Kenny, Social Capital and Quality of Life among Urban and Rural Older Adults. Quantitative Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Ward Mark, May Peter, Normand Charles, Kenny Rose Anne, Nolan Anne, Comparing Underlying and Contributory Cause of Death in Registry Data With End-of-Life Proxy Interviews: Findings From The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

McCarthy K, Ward M, Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA, Syncope, fear of falling and quality of life among older adults: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ward, M., McGarrigle, C.A., Kenny, R.A., More than health: quality of life trajectories among older adults-findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA), Quality of Life Research, 28, (2), 2019, p429 - 439 Journal Article, 2019

Ward M, Gibney S, O'Callaghan D, Shannon S., Age-Friendly Environments, Active Lives? Associations Between the Local Physical and Social Environment and Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 55 and Older in Ireland, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 17, 2019, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2019

Jabakhanji, S.B., Boland, F., Ward, M., Biesma, R., Body Mass Index Changes in Early Childhood, Journal of Pediatrics, 202, 2018, p106 - 114 Journal Article, 2018

Gibney, S., Ward, M., Shannon, S., Housing conditions and non-communicable diseases among older adults in Ireland, Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 19, (3), 2018, p191 - 204 Journal Article, 2018

Röder, Antje Ward, Mark Frese, Carmen-Adriana, From labour migrant to stay-at-home mother? Childcare and return to work among migrant mothers from the EU Accession countries in Ireland, Work, employment and society, 2017, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Ward, M., Currie, LM., Kabir, Z., Clancy, L, The efficacy of different models of smoke-free laws in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke: A multi-country comparison, Health Policy, 110, (2), 2013, p207 - 213 Journal Article, 2013

Cosco, T., Doyle, F., Watson, R., Ward, M., & McGee, H, Mokken scaling analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in individuals with cardiovascular disease, General Hospital Psychiatry, 34, 2012, p167 - 172 Journal Article, 2012

Cosco, T., Doyle, F., Ward, M., & McGee, H, Latent structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: A 10-year systematic review, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 72, (3), 2012, p180 - 184 Journal Article, 2012

Mary C Conry, Karen Morgan, Philip Curry, Hannah McGee, Janas Harrington, Mark Ward and Emer Shelley, The clustering of health behaviours in Ireland and their relationship with mental health, self-rated health and quality of life, BMC Public Health, 11, (692), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Martin, J., Barry, J., Goggin, D., Morgan, K., Ward, M., & O'Suilleabhain, T., Alcohol attributable mortality in Ireland, Alcohol & Alcoholism, 45, (4), 2010, p379 - 386 Journal Article, 2010

Ward, M., Doherty, DT., & Moran, R, It's good to talk: distress disclosure and psychological wellbeing, Health Research Board occasional paper , Dublin, 2007 Report, 2007

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ward, M., O'Mahoney, P. Kenny, R.A., Altered lives in a time of crisis: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults in Ireland. Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Dublin, TILDA, January, 2021 Report, 2021 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Costello, N., Ward, M., O'Mahoney, P., Kenny, R.A. , In their own words: The voices of Older Irish people in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dublin, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin, August, 2021 Report, 2021 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

De Looze, C., Ward, M., McDowell, C., Bourke, N., Kenny R.A., Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination: important learnings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Dublin, TILDA, December, 2020 Report, 2020 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Ward, Mark; McGarrigle, Christine; Hever, Ann; O'Mahoney, Paul; Moynihan, Seán; Loughran, Gráinne; Kenny, Rose Anne, Loneliness and social isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic among the over 70s. Data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Dublin, TILDA, 2020 Report, 2020 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Ward, M. and Kenny, R. A., Older adults shielding at home, Dublin, TILDA, December, 2020 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Ward, M. and Kenny, R. A., Perceived stress before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dublin, December, 2020 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Roe, L., McGarrigle, C., Hernández, B., O'Halloran, A., Scarlett, S., Ward, M., Normand, C., Kenny, R.A., Patterns in healthcare utilisation: Results from Wave 5 of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., Dublin, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin, March, 2020 Report, 2020 DOI

Ward, M. and Kenny, R. A., Older adults' experience of ageism during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dublin, TILDA, December, 2020 Report, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

McGarrigle Christine, Ward Mark, Scarlett Siobhan, Kenny Rose Anne, The Contributions of the Over 70s to Irish Society: Results from Wave 5 of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, 2020 Report, 2020 DOI

Sarah Gibney, Mengyang Zhang, Mark Ward, Eimear McGlinchey, Carol Taaffe, Teresa Maguire, Brídín Carroll, Sinead Shannon, Cathal Brennan, David O'Callaghan, Positive Ageing Indicators 2018, Department of Health, May, 2019 Report, 2019 URL

Ward, Mark, Irish adults transition to retirement - wellbeing, social participation and health-related behaviours. Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Trinity College Dublin, August, 2019 Report, 2019 URL

Mark Ward, Richard Layte, Rose Anne Kenny, Loneliness, social isolation, and their discordance among older adults, Dublin, October, 2019, p1-52- Report, 2019 URL TARA - Full Text

Ward M, Gibney S, Moore T, Shannon S., Preventative healthcare utilisation: results from the HaPAI survey., Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Gibney S, Ward M, Shannon S, Moore T, Moran N., Positive ageing in age friendly cities and counties: local indicators report., Dublin: Department of Health, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Christine McGarrigle, Mark Ward, Quality of life and relationships, Wellbeing and Health in Ireland's over 50s 2009-2016, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Gibney S, Ward M, Moran N, Moore T, Shannon, S., Respect and Social Inclusion: Results from the HaPAI Survey., 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Mark Ward, Sarah Gibney, Irene Mosca, Volunteering and social participation, Wellbeing and Health in Ireland's over 50s 2009-2016, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Gibney S, Ward M, Moore T, Moran N, Shannon S., Housing and health: results from the HaPAI survey, Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Moore, T, Gibney S, Ward M, Shannon S., Information access: results from the HaPAI survey., Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Gibney S, Ward M, Moran N, Moore T, Shannon S., Civic Engagement: results from the HaPAI survey, Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018 TARA - Full Text URL

Gibney, Sarah., Sexton, Eithne., Ward, Mark. Moore, Tara., Moran, Niamh., Sinead Shannon, Positive Ageing 2016: National Indicators Report, Department of Health, 2016 Report, 2016 URL

Frese, C., Roeder, A., and Ward, M, New Irish Families: Successes and Challenges in Heritage Language Acquisition for Second Generation Migrant Children, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, 2015 Report, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Holt, S and Ward, M, Evaluation of Sonas Safe Home Project, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, 2015 Report, 2015

Ward, M, Evaluation of Focus Ireland's Therapeutic Service, Dublin, Focus Ireland, 2014 Report, 2014

Röder, A., Ward, M., Frese, C., and Sánchez, E., New Irish Families: A Profile of Second Generation Children and their Families, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, July, 2014 Report, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Bailey, N., Breen, J., & Ward, M, Community education: more than just a course - Exploring the outcomes and impact of Department of Education and Skills funded community education, Dublin, Aontas, 2011 Report, 2011

Brugha, R., Tully, N., Dicker, P., Shelley, E., Ward, M. & McGee, H, SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Smoking Patterns in Ireland: Implications for policy and services, Dublin, Department of Health and Children, 2009 Report, 2009

Morgan, K., McGee, H., Dicker, P., Brugha, R., Ward, M., Shelley, E., van Lente, E., Harrington, J., Barry, M., Perry, I. & Watson, D, SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Alcohol use in Ireland: A profile of drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm from SLÁN 2007. Department of Health and Children, Dublin, The Stationery Office, 2009 Report, 2009

Ward, M., McGee, H., Morgan, K., Watson, D., Perry, I., Barry, M., Shelley, E., Molcho, M., Layte, R., Tully, N., van Lente, E., Conroy, R., Brugha, R, One Island - one lifestyle? Comparing health and lifestyle profiles from population health surveys (SLÁN 2007 and NIHSWS 2005) in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Dublin, Department of Health and Children, 2009 Report, 2009

Morgan, K., McGee, H., Watson, D., Perry, I., Barry, M., Shelley, E., Harrington, J., Molcho, M., Layte, R., Tully, N., van Lente, E., Ward, M., Lutomski, J., Conroy, R., Brugha, R, SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes & Nutrition in Ireland, Dublin, Department of Health and Children, 2008 Report, 2008

Daly, A., Walsh, D., Ward, M., Moran, R, Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2005, Dublin, Health Research Board, 2006 Report, 2006

Research Expertise

Description

Children's research, migration, health inequalities, childhood obesity, social class theory, social stratification, public health, survey design, and the application of quantitative methodologies in the social sciences.

Projects

  • Title
    • Altered lives in a time of crisis: Preparing for recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • May 2020
  • Date To
    • December 2021

Keywords

Applied Sociology; CHILDREN; health outcomes research; HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH; Immigration; MIGRATION; Migration and Employment; population health; QUALITATIVE RESEARCH; QUANTITATIVE METHOD; RESEARCH DESIGN; Research Ethics and Governance; research methodology; Research Methods; Rural sociology, sociology of the environment; Social attitudes; SOCIAL CLASS; Social Inequalities; SOCIAL POLICY; Social Theory; SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS; sociology of health; Sociology of illness and health; sociology of the body; Sociology of the Family; Survey research

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Research Scholarship Programme 2011-2013

School of Social Work and Social Policy studentship 2010-2011

Poster presentation prize at the British Psychological Society Northern Ireland branch conference 2007

Memberships

The Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland 2012 – Present

Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland (ASOI) 2012 – Present

Applied Quantitative Methods Network 2012 – Present

Social Research Association Ireland 2014 – Present

Sociological Association of Ireland 2014 – Present