Professor Rose Anne Kenny, a world expert in healthy ageing, will deliver her lecture, entitled, How to Age Well, highlighting the cutting edge findings of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin.
Professor Kenny will empower individuals to better understand the ageing process and therefore manage quality of life and physical and brain health. “I will discuss the huge impact of the ten years of TILDA research in improving the understanding of ageing in Ireland and the incredible contribution of over 8500 participants to older age research in Ireland and to Irish society.”
This talk is free, no booking required, however places are limited.
Professor Rose Anne Kenny holds the Chair of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and is the Founder and Principal Investigator of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Ireland’s flagship research project in ageing. Professor Kenny’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of neurocardiovascular ageing. In 2016, Professor Kenny launched a new 120 bedded clinical research institute on the site of Ireland’s largest teaching hospital (St. James’s Hospital). Prior to her present appointments, Professor Kenny held the Chair of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, where she was Head of the Academic Department of Medical Gerontology for 12 years. Professor Kenny has held a number of senior positions including, Chair of the American Geriatric Society: Falls Prevention Guidelines (2001 & 2011), Chair of the European Cardiac Society/ European Heart Rhythm Association Guidelines for Syncope units (2015), Member of the European Cardiac Society (ECS) Syncope Guidelines Taskforce 2018, Board Member of the EU H2020 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge and Co-Chair of the working group “Transforming the Future of Ageing” lead by the Scientific Advisory Policy by European Academies (SAPEA). She is also Advisor to the Irish Government for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Ageing. She has received a number of international awards and has published widely, authoring over 500 publications to date (h-index 63, Scopus bibliometrics).