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Dr. Robert Briggs

Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medical Gerontology)


Robert Briggs is a Consultant Geriatrician in St James's Hospital with a special interest in Falls & Syncope in older adults. He is clinical lead of the Emergency Department Falls & Syncope Service in St James's Hospital. He has completed a Phd entitled 'The Association of Blood Pressure and Cerebral perfusion with Depression in Older Adults', utilising novel measures of cerebral blood flow and postural blood pressure analysis and has worked extensively within the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing since 2015. He was co-PI on the Irish arm of a large international study of disease-modifying therapy in Alzheimer's disease. He has over 30 first or senior author peer-reviewed publications and over 50 in total with a H-index of 14 and his research has been featured in national and international newspapers and radio.
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Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2011 now
Donnell DO, Romero-Ortuno R, Kennelly SP, O'Neill D, Donoghue PO, Lavan A, Cunningham C, McElwaine P, Kenny RA, Briggs R., The 'Bermuda Triangle' of orthostatic hypotension, cognitive impairment and reduced mobility: prospective associations with falls and fractures in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. , Age and Ageing, 52, (2), 2023, pafad005 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Kirwan G, O'Leary A, Walsh C, Briggs R, Robinson V, Rodzlan R, Redmond P, Grimes T., Potential Costs and Consequences Associated with Medication Error at Hospital Discharge: An Expert Judgement Study, European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Doyle K, Lavan A, Kenny RA, Briggs R., Delayed Blood Pressure Recovery After Standing Independently Predicts Fracture in Community-Dwelling Older People., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ragab I, Ward M, Moloney D, Kenny RA, Briggs R., 'Wish to Die' is independently associated with Cardiovascular Mortality in Later Life. Data from TILDA., International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bailey L, Ward M, DiCosimo A, Baunta S, Cunningham C, Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA, Purcell R, Lannon R, McCarroll K, Nee R, Robinson D, Lavan A, Briggs R , Physical and Mental Health of Older People while Cocooning during the COVID-19 Pandemic, QJM, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Briggs, Robert and Ward, Mark and Kenny, Rose Anne, The â€~Wish to Die†in later life: prevalence, longitudinal course and mortality. Data from TILDA, Age and ageing, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Caring for people with dementia in the acute hospital in, Diagnosis and Management in Dementia, Elsevier, 2020, pp665--680 , [Briggs, Robert and Claffey, Paul and Kennelly, Sean P], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Briggs R, Ward M, Kenny RA, The 'Wish to Die' in Later Life: Prevalence, Longitudinal Course and Mortality. Data from TILDA., Age and Ageing, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sullivan R, McNicholas T, Claffey P, Kenny RA, Briggs R., Unreported urinary incontinence: population-based prevalence and factors associated with non-reporting of symptoms in community-dwelling people"""50 years., European geriatric medicine, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jusmanova K, Rice C, Bourke R, Lavan A, McMahon CG, Cunningham C, Kenny RA, Briggs R., Impact of a Specialist Service in the Emergency Department on Admission, Length of Stay and Readmission of Patients Presenting with Falls, Syncope and Dizziness., QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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