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Professor Rose Kenny

Professor Geriatric Medicine/Consultant (Centre For Medical Gerontology)
ST JAMESS HOSPITAL

Professor Geriatric Medicine/Consultant (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))


Professor Rose Anne Kenny was appointed to Trinity College and St. James's Hospital in 2005 as Head of the Academic Department of Medical Gerontology. Rose Anne is the founding Principal Investigator to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (www.tilda.ie), where she leads a team based in TCD, of multidisciplinary researchers focusing on psychology, nursing , medicine, physiotherapy, economics, bioengineering social sciences and health economics as aspects of the ageing process in Ireland. Rose Anne is also the Director of Trinity EngAGE - the Centre for Research in Ageing at Trinity College, Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA and the Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital. Formerly Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Institute for Ageing & Health, Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, she has been a world leader in research into cardiovascular and mobility disorders in ageing. Rose Anne has been invited faculty and keynote speaker at many international meetings and societies of geriatric medicine, cardiology, psychiatry and neurology. Rose Anne is widely published over 320 peer reviewed papers, 4 textbooks and 45 book chapters. Her current H-Index is 43, according to Wed of Science. Her contribution to science and in particular, the field of ageing, has been recognised by many awards, including the Lady Illingworth Research Award - made once of every five years to researcher who has contributed most to age-related research in the UK, the UK National BUPA Foundation Care Award 'For excellence in the development of care of older people' and NHS Modernization Award among many others. Most recently, Rose Anne was elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), the highest academic honour in Ireland and a public recognition of academic achievement. Professor Kenny is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, London and Edinburgh.
  Age related diseases   Ageing   Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   Ageing, stroke, dementia   Alzheimer's disease   BALANCE   BRAIN AGEING   CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS   Cardiovascular Instability   Clinical research, trials   DEMENTIA   DEMENTIA VASCULAR   DEMENTIA, NEURODEGENERATIVE   DEPRESSION   ELDERLY   FALLS   Gerontology   Gerontology and geriatrics   Neurodegeneration   Neuropsychology   SYNCOPE   Stroke rehabilitation
TILDA - The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing capital funding
Neurocardiovascular influences on cognitive functioning: basic and clinical mechanisms
Frailty and cognitive impairment in the older population.
Nilvadipine (Roskamp) Study - An open label evaluation of the safety and efficacy of Nilvadipine in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

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Details Date From Date To
EUGMS Academic Board (European Union Geriatric Medical Society) 2006
FESC - Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology 2003
FRCP (London) - Fellow of the Royal Col3elge of Physicians of London 1994
FRCPE - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2013
FRCPI - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 1990
FTCD - Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2013
MRIA - Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2014
Member of the EHRA (European Heart Rhythm Association) 2010
McMahon, C. G., Cahir, C. A., Kenny, R. A., & Bennett, K. , Inappropriate prescribing in older fallers presenting to an Irish emergency department.,  Age and ageing, 43, (1), 2014, p44 - 50, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  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  DOI
Sheehan, K. J., Greene, B. R., Cunningham, C., Crosby, L., & Kenny, R. A. , Early identification of declining balance in higher functioning older adults, an inertial sensor based method. , Gait & Posture., 39, (4), 2014, p1034-9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
McGarrigle, C. A., Cronin, H., & Kenny, R. A., The impact of being the intermediate caring generation and intergenerational transfers on self-reported health of women in Ireland. , International Journal of Public Health, 59, (2), 2014, p301-308 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Stapleton, J., Setti, A., Doheny, E. P., Kenny, R. A., & Newell, F. N. , A standing posture is associated with increased susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion in fall-prone older adults. , Experimental brain research, 232, (3), 2014, p423 - 434, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Frewen, J, Savva, GM, Boyle, G, Finucane, C, Kenny, RA, Cognitive Performance in Orthostatic Hypotension: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62, (1), 2014, p117-122 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Frewen J, Finucane C, Savva GM, Boyle G, Kenny RA, Orthostatic hypotension is associated with lower cognitive performance in adults aged 50 plus with supine hypertension., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 69, (7), 2014, p878-85 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Peklar J, Henman MC, Kos M, Richardson K, Kenny RA, Concurrent Use of Drugs and Supplements in a Community-Dwelling Population Aged 50 Years or More: Potential Benefits and Risks., Drugs & aging, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Richardson K, Kenny RA, Bennett K, The effect of free health care on polypharmacy: a comparison of propensity score methods and multivariable regression to account for confounding., Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, 23, (6), 2014, p656-65 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Galvin R, Moriarty F, Cousins G, Cahir C, Motterlini N, Bradley M, Hughes CM, Bennett K, Smith SM, Fahey T, Kenny RA, Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older Irish adults: findings from The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing study (TILDA)., European journal of clinical pharmacology, 70, (5), 2014, p599-606 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Alan Barrett, George Savva, Virpi Timonen and Rose Anne Kenny (eds), Fifty plus in Ireland 2011: First results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2011, Report, PUBLISHED
Kenny RA, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L., Falls., Medicine., 37, (2), 2010, p84 - 87, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Admitted to the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) 2014
BUPA Foundation Care Award (winner) "for exclennece in the development of care of older people" 2003
Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2013
Hospital Doctor Award "For achieving excellence through outstanding leadership, teamwork and innovation in the field of cardiovascular medicine" (runner up) 2003
Lady Illingworth Research Award - award made once every five years to a researcher who has contributed most to age-related research in the UK 1996
Marjorie Warren Lecture 2002
NHS Modernization Award "For clinical leadership in the NHS" (runner up) 2003
Novartis Travel Fellowship - awarded by the Australian Association of Physicians every five years to an invited guest lecturer in the field of geriatric medicine 2000
The Research into Ageig Edgar Palamoutain Prize - awarded for the article judged to have the most significant contribution to the field of geriatric medicine - awarded to my research fellow Mark Sudlow DM 1998
Professor Rose Anne Kenny's research interests are in neurocardiovascular function in ageing and cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction in syncope, falls, cognitive impairment and dementia. Collaborative partnerships range from basic science through to health service development and implementation. She is PI for The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a 10 year long study of over 8,500 participants, unique in its collection of biological, social and economic measures. Professor Kenny's research expertise in cardiovascular and mobility disorders of ageing has promoted incorporation of traditional and novel tests of locomotion, autonomic function and cardiovascular health into TILDA coupled with traditional measures of health care utilisation and economics. Formerly Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the Institute for Ageing & Health, Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, she is best recognized for longstanding research into cardiovascular and mobility disorders in ageing and more recently population studies in syncope, falls, stroke, cognitive impairment and dementia. The overarching aims of the research programmes are to understand the mechanisms for cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction in order to develop early diagnostics and intervention strategies for falls, syncope, cognitive impairment and dementia. The research involves collaborative partnership with disciplines from basic science (developing animal modules of cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction) through to health service development and implementation. Professor Kenny is Head of the academic Department of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College and St. James's Hospital, Director of the Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA, Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital and Director of Trinity EngAGE, Trinity College Dublin Centre for Research in Ageing. Prior to present appointment Professor Kenny held the chair of Cardiovascular Research at University of Newcastle, UK where she was head of academic and clinical departments of Medical Gerontology for 12 years.