Research Theme: Quality of Life and Wellbeing


Name: Fabrice Kampfen
Institution: University of Lausanne
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
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
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.