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Dr. Aisling O'Halloran

Senior Research Fellow (Centre For Medical Gerontology)


Dr. Aisling O'Halloran is a CARDI Leadership in Ageing Research Fellow working on Frailty in Ireland. She joined the TILDA Health team as a post-doctoral research fellow in January 2012. For over three years she has lead the Frailty and Biomarker Working Groups and co-ordinates the TILDA Biobank. Prior to joining TILDA, she was the senior researcher on the Falls Prevention Strand at the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre at St. James's Hospital, Dublin Ireland (2010-2011). Between 2006-2009, she spent three years conducting post-doctoral research in the areas of genetics and immunology with the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin (2009) and the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College, Dublin (2006-2008). Dr. O'Halloran holds a PhD in cardiovascular disease and genetics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and a B.A. in Natural Science, specialising in genetics from Trinity College, Dublin.
  AFFECT   Age related diseases   Ageing   Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   Ageing, stroke, dementia   Aging/Gerontology   Brain   Cardiovascular Diseases   Cardiovascular System   Elderly Health   Emotional/Mental Health--Geriatric   Epidemiology   Falls   Frailty & Resilience   Gerontology   Positive Ageing   Psychology of Aging   Quantitative genetics and genetics of complex traits
 Frailty in Ireland North and South

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Details Date From Date To
Irish Gerontological Society 2010-
British Geriatrics Society (BGS) 2012-
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) 2012-
National Institute of Ageing (NIA) Biomarker Network. 2013-
Irish Society of Immunology 2012-
Peklar J, O'Halloran AM, Maidment ID, Henman MC, Kenny RA, Kos M. , Sedative load and frailty among community-dwelling population aged ≥65 years. , Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16, (4), 2014, p282 - 289, Notes: [2014, Nov 26, Epub ahead of print.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Theou O, O'Connell MDL, King-Kallimanis BL, O'Halloran AM, Rockwood K, Kenny RA., Measuring Frailty using Self-report and Test-based Health Measures., Age and Aging, 44, (3), 2015, p471-7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Owusu Akuffo K, Nolan J, Stack J,Moran R, Feeney J,Kenny RA, Peto T, Dooley C, O'Halloran AM, Cronin C, and Beatty S. , Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in the Republic of Ireland. , British Journal of Ophthalmology, 99, 2015, p1037-1044 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Feeney J, O'Leary N, Moran R, O'Halloran AM, Nolan JM, Beatty S, Young IS, Kenny RA. , Plasma Lutein and Zeaxanthin Are Associated With Better Cognitive Function Across Multiple Domains in a Large Population-Based Sample of Older Adults: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, Jan, 2017, p1-6 , Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Leahy S, O' Halloran AM, O' Leary N, Healy M, McCormack M, Kenny RA, O' Connell J., Prevalence and correlates of diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes in older adults: Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)., Diabetes research and clinical practice., 110, (3), 2015, p241 - 249, Notes: [DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2015.10.015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Moran R, Nolan J.M, Stack J, O'Halloran A.M, Feeney J, Akuffo K.O, Kenny R.A, Beatty S, Non-dietary correlates and determinants of plasma lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations in the Irish population, The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 21, (3), 2017, p254 - 261, Notes: [DOI: 10.1007/s12603-016-0729-7], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Halloran AM, Finucane C, Savva GM, Robertson IH, Kenny RA., Sustained Attention and Frailty in the Older Adult Population., Journals of Gerontology B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. , 69, (2), 2014, p147 - 155, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Halloran AM, Kenny, RA, King-Kallimanis BL. , The latent factors of depression from the short forms of the CES-D are consistent, reliable and valid in community-living older adults. , European Geriatric Medicine, 5, (2), 2014, 97-102 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Murphy C, Shelley E, O Halloran AM, Fahey T, Kenny RA. , Failure to control hypercholesterolaemia in the Irish adult population: Cross-sectional analysis of the baseline wave of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). , Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2017, p1-9 , Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Greene BR, Doheny EP, O'Halloran AM, Kenny RA., Frailty status can be accurately assessed using inertial sensors and the TUG test. , Age and Ageing, 43, (3), 2014, p406 - 411, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL

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Roe L, O'Halloran AM, Normand C, Murphy C., The impact of frailty on public health nurse service utilisation. Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). , Dublin, Ireland, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., September, 2016, 1-28, Report, PUBLISHED
Aisling O'Halloran, Mature Matters: Ageing, 2012, - 1, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
O'Halloran, AM, Recognising Frailty: Insights from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)., : Integrated Care Approach for Frailty in the Older Person Conference. , Galway, Ireland, March 8th , 2017, Health Service Executive and Saolta Hospital Group, 1pp, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Aisling M. O'Halloran, Falls and Frailty in Ireland - Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), AGM of Chartered Physiotherapists of Ireland in Neurology and Gerontology, Dublin, Ireland, May 17, 2014, Chartered Physiotherapists of Ireland, Invited Talk, PRESENTED


Award Date
CARDI Ageing Research Leadership March 2014
Department of Agriculture Fisheries and the Marine (DAFM) FIRM/RSF/CoFoRD 2013 Research Award December 2013
Best Research Presentation. Medical Gerontology Annual Research Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin March 2012
Commendation Award for Scientific Presentation at Irish Gerontological Society Annual (IGS) Scientific Meeting, Dublin September 2011
America-Ireland Fund Undergraduate Scholarship Award, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin and School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA May 1998