Research Theme: Quality of Life and Wellbeing

 

Name:  Mojdeh Khandanian

Institution:  University College Dublin

Contact: mojdeh.khandanian@ucdconnect.ie

Completion:  31/10/2017

Funder: N/A

 

Project: As part of my master’s thesis for the Msc. Applied Economics course in UCD, I would like to use the TILDA dataset for a longitudinal analysis of the change in health behaviours of older people in Ireland. This will be undertaken over the course of the next approx. three months and will be supervised by the UCD Economics department.

 

Name:  Nga Nguyen

Institution:  Queen’s University Belfast

Contact: nnguyen05@qub.ac.uk

Completion:  26/06/2021

Funder: N/A

 

Project: Our study will examine the relationship between health related quality of life and the severity of kidney disease experienced by the individual. We hope to have data that combine the QoL assessment with renal function in a population based study. We conducted a study on a representative sample of community dwelling individuals living in England and would like to explore other datasets to have more discussion and comparison. The relationship between kidney disease and specific domains of health captured will also be investigated, with the controlling for age, gender, socio-economic status, marital status and ethnicity.

 

Name:  Laura Bardon

Institution:  University College Dublin

Contact: laura.bardon@ucdconnect.ie

Completion: 31/03/2018

Funder: Joint Programme Initiative (JPI), Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)

 

Project: For my research masters I am interested in completing secondary analysis on existing datasets to examine the determinants of malnutrition in older persons. My findings would also be a part of the MaNuEL study (Malnutrition in the Elderly) which is a European wide study seeking to build a knowledge hub around malnutrition in older persons. MaNuEl will bring together and harmonize transnational datasets from nutritional intervention trials and observational studies to perform secondary analyses and build a research infrastructure for future research questions. 

 

 

Name: Fabrice Kampfen
Institution: University of Lausanne
Contact: fabrice.kaempfen@unil.ch
Completion: May 2016

Project: Interested in ageing and wellbeing and see how two variables are related to education.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Ageing and Mortality.

 

 

Name: Richard Layte
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: layter@tcd.ie
Completion: 2016

Project: Examining how patterns of social contact and social support vary across the population of older people in Ireland and whether this has an impact on health and well being. To what extent does the availability of a spouse and other social support mediate the relationship between chronic illness and quality of life (CASP19)? Are more diverse and frequent patterns of social support associated with slower cognitive decline in older age? Does the availability of social support within and outside the home influence utilisation of formal healthcare? The transition to retirement is a major life transition where many settled patterns of social contact are disturbed with possible consequences for the quality of marital relationships. Conversely, older age can also lead to the availability of time that can be used to develop relationships with children and grandchildren. What are the patterns of contact with grand-children?

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Community and Social Support and Health.

 

 

Name: Helen Russell
Institution: Economic and Social Research Institute
Contact: helen.russell@esri.ie
Completion: 2016

Project: I wish to explore whether the data can be used to examine relating to health and wellbeing at work, in particular issues of work-related ill health. If feasible, this analyses will be undertaken as part of a research programme between the Health and Safety Authority and the ESRI on Health, Safety and Well-being at work. This project will run until the end of 2015. I also wish to use the data to explore issues of gender inequality in later life including topics of labour market experiences, income (including pensions), poverty, and social exclusion. 

This research project is also recorded under the themes: Gender Equality, Work and Employment and Poverty, Socioeconomic Status and Inequality.

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