Dr. Eithne Sexton
Eithne Sexton is a Research Fellow working on the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) project. The HaPAI project is jointly funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive and Age Friendly Ireland. The aim of the project is to develop a set of indicators to measure and monitor healthy and positive ageing in the Irish population, particularly with reference to the goals and objectives of the National Positive Ageing Strategy.
Eithne completed her PhD in 2015 as part of the HRB PhD Scholarís Programme in Health Services Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her thesis focussed on evaluating the complex relationship between chronic conditions and quality of life at older ages, using data from TILDA. She also holds a BA (Mod) in Psychology and Philosophy and an MSc in Applied Social Research, both from Trinity College Dublin.
Prior to joining TILDA Eithne worked as a post-doctoral researcher in health systems for the RCSI Hospitals Group. She also previously worked as a Data Analyst in the Health Research and Information Division of the Economic and Social Research Institute.