ARF are involved in a diverse array of independent and collaborative research projects. Here, a selection of recent and ongoing projects from ARF members are highlighted to offer an indication of the kinds of work and interdisciplinary expertise encompassed by the group.
Principal Investigator: Dr Claire McEvoy | Co-investigators: Professor Bernadette McGuiness
Funding: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), under the umbrella of the European Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) of the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
Principal Investigator: Professor Peter Passmore | Co-investigators: Dr Claire McEvoy; Professor Bernadette McGuiness
Funding: European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
Principal Investigator: Dr Gerry McKenna | Co-investigators: Professor Bernadette McGuiness
Leads: Emma Cunningham, Emily Bowman | Funding: Alzheimer’s Research UK
Combines the Northern Ireland Cohort of Longitudinal Ageing (NICOLA) study and The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA).
Principal investigator: Dr Bernadette McGuinness| Co-investigators: Professor Peter Passmore
Funding: National Institute on Ageing (NIA)
Clinical Narrative Analytics: Using computational linguistics to predict dementia diagnosis from descriptive clinical text.
Using NICOLA Study linked to administrative data to understand how older adults in Northern Ireland transition from MCI to dementia, and to examine equality in dementia-related health care access.
Using NICOLA Study to examine the epidemiology of mild cognitive impairment and subjective cognitive decline in Northern Ireland’s older adults.
Principal Investigator: Dr Gerry McKenna | Co-investigators: Dr Claire McEvoy
PRIME Study Follow-up. investigation of the effects of dental health on cognitive function in older men.
Leads: Professor Bernadette McGuiness & Professor Peter Passmore
Funding: The Dunhill Medical Trust 2017