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Dr. Aisling O'Halloran

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
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
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
O'Halloran AM, Fan CW, Kenny RA, Pénard N, Galli A, Robertson IH., Variability in sustained attention and risk of frailty., Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 59, (12), 2011, p2390 - 2392, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Halloran AM, Pénard N, Galli A, Fan CW, Robertson IH, Kenny RA, Falls and falls efficacy: the role of sustained attention in older adults., BMC geriatrics, 11, (85), 2011, p10 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Sweeney T, O'Halloran AM, Hamill RM, Davey GC, Gil M, Southwood OI, Ryan MT., . Novel variation in the FABP3 promoter and its association with fatness traits in pigs., Meat Science, (100), 2014, p32 - 40, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ryan MT, Hamill RM, O'Halloran AM, Davey GC, McBryan J, Mullen AM, McGee C, Gispert M, Southwood OI, Sweeney T, SNP variation in the promoter of the PRKAG3 gene and association with meat quality traits in pig., BMC Genetics, 13, (66), 2012, p17 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL

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Aisling O'Halloran, Mature Matters: Ageing, 2012, - 1, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
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