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Dr. Eilish Burke

Ussher Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


Éilish Burke RGN RNID BNS MSc. PhD. completed her PhD in March 2016, during her studies she achieved a number of awards including Postgraduate of the year 2016 and was appointed as the Ussher Assistant Professor in Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin in September 2016. Éilish originally trained as a general nurse and through her volunteer work with the Special Olympics she developed an interest in intellectual disability (ID). She trained as a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability and has worked in the field for over 25 years. Éilish completed her Masters in Trinity and joined the IDS-TILDA team as a research assistant in 2010. Éilish served as Project Manager from 2011-2016, whilst continuing to play an integral role in IDS-TILDA she is now Ussher Assistant Professor in Ageing and ID in the School of Nursing and Midwifery with her research based with IDS-TILDA. Her specific area of interest is bone health and health assessment with her related research interests include physical health and wellbeing, inclusionary methods of healthcare screening and healthcare engagement, accessible health promotion and promoting research involvement of people with intellectual disability. Her research is situated within the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) where she has worked for 10 years. She designed an accessible health assessment in 2013 and led its roll out in Wave's 2 and now in Wave 4 of the IDS-TILDA study. Dr. Burke is leading the physical health theme of the Trinity Center for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) and is guiding the future focus of this theme. Administratively Dr. Burke is the Associate Director of TCAID and the Director of the Masters in Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability which is a new and unique course she designed which is research led and under pinned by the IDS-TILDA study. Dr Burke is a committed teacher and has been involved in education throughout her career. Her contribution to education and the profession has included co-ordination and development of modules and courses at undergraduate and post graduate level and she is currently the external examiner at Queens University Belfast. She is a member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, as well as the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the Irish Osteoporosis Society. She sits on the Quality Improvement HSE working group, the HSE Affinity ID working group and the Camphill Communities of Ireland Ethics committee. In response to the recent COVID19 pandemic Dr Burke lead the design of an online educational programme for carer's in ID services on recognition and assessment of COVID 19 among those with intellectual disability in collaboration with the HSE and the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director.
  Ageing   Ageing & Intellectual Disability - Changing Service Needs   Ageing & Intellectual Disability Issues   Ageing, Health and Intellectual Disability   BONE   Down Syndrome, dementia and ageing   OSTEOPOROSIS   Palliative and end of life care
 Get Wise About Your Health: COVID 19 Costed Extensions Fund

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Core team member of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing; Leading the Physical Health Theme 2011
Course Coordinator for the Masters in Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability 2017
Member of the special Interest Research Group Ageing IASSID 2012
Member of the Special Interest Research Group Health IASSID 2013
Course co-ordinator representative and member of the post graduate course committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD 2016
Course co-ordinator representative and member of the postgraduate management committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD 2017
Member of the Intellectual Disability Discipline and undergraduate course curriculum committee 2016
Member of Healthy Campus Health Trinity Group 2016
Member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee 2017
Chair of the Masters in Ageing and ID Curriculum Development Committee 2016
Academic representative on the e-Learning college working group. 2019
External Examiner to the Intellectual Disability Programme Queens University 2019
Member of the HSE Quality Improvement Committee 2018
Member of the Scholars Committee School of Nursing and Midwifery 2019
Faculty of Health and Sciences Academic Representative on the Trinity Education and Learning College Review Committee. 2019
Faculty of Health Academic represetative on INDEx - National Digital Experience Survey 2019 2019
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Ethics Committee Member, Camphill Communities of Ireland, Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability 2019 To date
Member of the 'Healthy Campus Healthy Trinity Group' 2017 To date
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board to The Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 2016 To date
Member of the Irish Gerontological Society 2014 2019
Member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation 2014 To date
Member of the Irish Osteoporosis Society 2013 To date
Member if the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2012 To date
Member of the Steering Committee to The Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 2011 To date
Dennehy, H., Oppewal, A., Bowman, S., A. Bakker and Burke, EA, Get Wise about your health; supporting people with intellectual disability to be health savvy, Transforming Healthcare in a Changing World: New Ways of Thinking and Working, Trinity College Dublin, 9-11th March 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Burke, E., Bakker, A., Dennehy, H., Bowman, S and Oppewal A., Including People with intellectual disability in online health education, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th -8th July, 2021, IASSIDD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Donohoe, N., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. and Burke, E., A novel approach to engaging people with intellectual disability as contributors in research, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Murphy, E., Dennehy, H., Bakker, A., Oppewal, A., Bowman, S. and Burke, E., Promoting engagement during a pandemic, advancing the health andwellbeing of individuals with intellectual disabilities, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Burke, E., Bakker, A., Dennehy, H., Bowman, S. and Oppewal, A., Get Wise about your health, developing inclusive online education , IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Burke E, Dennehy H, Bakker A, Bowman S, Murphy E, Maes-Festen D., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, and Oppewal A., The Methodological Approach to the Co-Creation of Online Health Education with and for Individuals with Intellectual Disability, Global Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 7, (5), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
O'Brien, F., McCallion, P., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E. and McCarron M., The prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland: a cross sectional study, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20, (4), 2021, p315 - 323, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvaa019], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brendan Dee, Eilish Burke, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Philip McCallion, Mary McCarron, Factors associated with the progression of deficit accumulation frailty among adults with an intellectual disability: a systematic review revealing research gaps, HRB Open Research, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lynch L, McCarron M, McCallion P and Burke E., Sedentary behaviour levels in adults with an intellectual disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis, HRB Open Res, 4, (69), 2021, Notes: [Registration no: Index CRD42020177225], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
McCarron, M., Allen, A., McCausland, D., Haigh, M., Luus, R., Bavussantakath, F.R., Sheerin, F., Mulryan, N., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F. & McCallion, P., The impact of COVID-19 on people ageing with an intellectual disability in Ireland: Protocol for a follow-up survey., HRB Open Research, 4, (95), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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McMahon, G and Burke, É., Oral Health Challenges for Individuals with Dementia in Long Term Care and Community Care: A Literature Review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, 2020, Poster, PUBLISHED
McCarron M, Sheerin F, Roche L, Ryan A M, Griffiths C, Keenan P, Doody O, D'Eath M, Burke E and McCallion P., Shaping the future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland., Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2018, p1 - 150, Notes: [Informs development of Intellectual disability nursing and services for people with an intellectual disability.], Report, PUBLISHED
Burke, E., McCarron M and McCallion P, Supporting Public and Patient Involvement in Research , Using IDS-TILDA as an example for true patient and public involvement (PPI), EIT Health/ACM SIGCHI e-Health Summer School 2017, Trinity College Dublin, June 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Burke, EA., Understanding the bone health of older adults with an intellectual disability, 2017 Summit on Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin Ireland, 20th September 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Burke, E., McCarron, M, Ageing and the changing needs of people with an intellectual disability, International Occupational Therapy Group from Singapore, St James Hospital, February, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Burke, E., McCarron, M, IDS-TILDA, An overview from the beginning, Research Study Day, Dublin, January, 2017, St John of God, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
McCarron, M., Burke, E, To ensure 'nothing about us without us', Engaged Research: Society& Higher Education Working Together to Address Grand Societal Challenges, Mansion House, Dublin, 13th January, 2017, Irish Research Council & Campus Engage, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Prof Mary McCarron and Dr Eilish Burke, Working wiht people with intellectual disabilities and their families - practical strategies and not just words, Do Nothing About Me Without Me:Public and Patient Involvement Demystified, Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity Centre, St. James Hospital, 19th May, 2017, International Clinical Trials Day Symposium, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Burke E., and Keating L., Supporting people with an intellectual disability to be an active participant in their own health; , Frontline, (105), 2017, Notes: [Accessed at: http://frontline-ireland.com/supporting-people-intellectual-disability-active-participant-health/], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., O'Dwyer, M., Foran, S., MacGiolla Phadraig, C., O'Connell,J., Ryan, J., Carroll R. and McCarron, M, Physical Health Prevalence and incidence of chronic health conditions across 10 years IN: Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), Trinity College Dublin, 2017, p58 - 85, Notes: [Contributing to identifying the changes in health conditions among older adults with intellectual disability], Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Nominated and Shortlisted for Trinity Civic Engagement Award 2020/21
Innovation in Teaching Dean's Award Sept. 2018
Dean's Research Award 2017 06.03.2017
Winning juried SIRGAIDD Award for best student poster at the Boston roundtable of the IASSIDD special interest group on ageing with an intellectual disability. September 2013
Winner of the Trinity College Postgraduate of the Year Showcase 2016 March 2016