Kieran Walsh

 

Dr. Kieran Walsh
(HARC Lead Researcher)
Research Officer Irish Centre for Social Gerontology,
National University of Ireland Galway


Dr Kieran Walsh completed his PhD in 2004 on “The Effects of Nursing Home Institutionalisation on the Cognitive, Sensory and Sensorimotor Abilities of Low Dependency Older Adults” at the University of Limerick (UL).

Since joining ICSG in April 2006 as Research Officer, Kieran has worked on a variety of research projects in the areas of environmental gerontology and infrastructures of care. These have included studies on older adult community and voluntary activity in rural areas, the impact of assistive technology on the lives of older people and the interaction between elements of place, technology and community. Kieran also has responsibility for coordinating the Irish field research in the ‘role of migrant health and social care workers in ageing societies’ cross-national research project, which is a collaborative study involving the ICSG, the University of Oxford (UK), Georgetown University (US) and Ottawa University (Canada). Kieran is the lead researcher and coordinator of the Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities research network.

Kieran’s current research interests include older adult ability functioning and decline, older person-environment congruency with respect to rural/urban community and planned settings, intergenerational relationships and the interaction between migratory and ageing processes for older adult well-being.

 

   
Network Members


Mr. Brendan Bonner
Manager - Investing for Health
Public Health Agency
Dr. Sheelah Connolly
Research Fellow - Centre for Health Improvement, Queen’s University Belfast
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Ms. Martina Gavin
Social Care Supervisor, FORUM Rural and Community Development Organisation
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Ms. Caroline Maguire
Rural Older People’s Co-ordinator
Rural Community Network
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Dr. John McDonagh
Lecturer Department of Geography,
National University of Ireland Galway
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Dr. Michael Murray
Reader in Spatial Planning - Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, Queen’s University Belfast
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Professor Eamon O’Shea
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology,
National University of Ireland Galway
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Professor Tom Scharf
Director - Irish Centre for Social Gerontology,
National University of Ireland Galway
Dr. Kieran Walsh (HARC Lead Researcher)
Research Officer - Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway
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For further information contact:  Dr. Kieran Walsh            Email: Kieran.Walsh@nuigalway.ie            Tel: +353-91-495460