Healthy Ageing

Prof. Dermot Power, Consultant Geriatrician, Mater Hospital, gave a tour de force on biological and medical aspects of ageing - at the 3rd event in the Debating Ageing series on ‘Healthy Ageing’. Prof Power led the event with a keynote lecture entitled the Biology of Ageing. The keynote was followed by a panel discussion on Healthy Ageing with facinating discussion from;


  • Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine in St James’s Hospital and a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine in TCD
  • Dr Deirdre O’Donnell, who is a sociologist and a Lecturer in Health Systems, UCD, Co-founder Older People’s Empowerment Network.
  • Prof. Clare Corish, Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Malnutrition in the Elderly (ManuEl) Knowledge Hub
  • Dr Caoilean Murphy, UCD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NUTRIMAL Project

The Debating Ageing series is co-organised by the UCD Conway Institute, UCD Institute for Discovery, UCD Humanities Institute, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, UCD Centre for the History of Medicine, and the UCD HRB Ignite Connect Programme -

These are a series of collaborative interdisciplinary events that examine the biological, medical, psychological, social and cultural factors that can facilitate positive experiences of old age.