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Dr. Niamh Hennelly

Research Fellow (Medical Gerontology)


Dr Niamh Hennelly joined TILDA as a Research Fellow in January 2021 working on the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) on the advancement of social care in Ireland. Prior to working with TILDA, Dr Hennelly worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Centre for Economic and Social Research in Dementia, NUI Galway, where her work focused on social research on dementia. She completed her PhD in NUI Galway in 2020, examining personhood in dementia in formal care relationships in Ireland and was funded by the Irish Research Council. In the past, Dr Hennelly has also worked for Age Action Ireland where she gained insight into the lived experience of older people in the community. Her research interests include social gerontology, dementia, health policy and health services research.
Houghton C, Hennessy M, Smyth S, Hennelly N, Smalle M, Jordan F, Jones CH, Quinn M, Casey D, Teahan Á. , The experiences and perceptions of young people and older people living with dementia of participating in intergenerational programmes: A qualitative evidence synthesis, Dementia, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hennelly N, O'Shea E., A multiple perspective view of personhood in dementia, Ageing & Society, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hennelly, N. Lalor, G., Gibney, S., Kenny, R.A., & Ward, M., A cross-sectional study of the relationship between delayed healthcare utilisation and chronic conditions among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, HRB Open Research, 4, (112), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hennelly N, Cooney A, Houghton C, O'Shea E., Personhood and dementia care: a qualitative evidence synthesis of the perspectives of people with dementia., The Gerontologist, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hennelly N, O'Shea E., Personhood, dementia policy and the Irish National Dementia Strategy, Dementia, 18 , (5), 2019, p1810 - 1825, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hennelly N, Cooney A, Houghton C, O'Shea E., The experiences and perceptions of personhood for people living with dementia: A qualitative evidence synthesis protocol , HRB Open Res. , 1, (18), 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

Hennelly, N., Cahill, S., The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on people living with dementia in Ireland, International Long Term Care Policy Network, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Aida Suárez-González, Gill Livingston, Lee-Fay-Low, Suzanne Cahill, Niamh Hennelly, Walter D. Dawson, Wendy Weidner, Martina Bocchetta, Cleusa P. Ferri, Jordi A Matias-Guiu, Suvarna Alladi, Christine Wayua Musyimi, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Impact and mortality of COVID-19 on people living with dementia: cross-country report, International Long-Term Care Policy Network, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED