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Ageing and Long Term Conditions (ALIGN) Research Cluster


The ALIGN vision is to promote quality of life through enabling older people and people living with long term conditions (LTC) to optimise physical, cognitive and psychosocial health, enhance resilience and well-being, and when the time comes, to access supportive end-of-life care. 


Our mission is to research health topics that matter to older people and people with LTC, to generate and accelerate evidence translation, to enhance clinical practice, improve health system responsiveness, and influence policy.

Our work is focused on co-designed interventions, novel and multi-methods evaluation.

Key Thematic Focus Areas

  • Ageing
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Palliative Care

Theme Leads

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Professor Corina Naughton

Professor of Nursing

Ageing Theme Lead

Associate Professor Mary Ryder

Associate Professor Mary Ryder

Long Term Conditions Theme Lead

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Assoc. Prof. Michael Connolly

Associate Professor Michael Connolly

Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning

Palliative Care Theme Lead

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Contact the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
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