The collection of HARC network members represent interdisciplinary expertise in social, health, geographic and economic aspects of ageing and rural living. Additionally, network members include academic, research, practice, policy and advocacy perspectives.

Drawing from ageing and rural disciplines increases the capacity for rural ageing research in both fields of study. The membership mix ensures an applied research focus and the inclusion of stakeholder groups help to guarantee that the voice of older people will inform the perspectives of HARC and its activities.

 

 

   

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