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Joanna Orr

Joanna Orr joined TILDA in 2015 as a Research Assistant, and is currently completing a PhD on the social and religious determinants of women’s health outcomes in mid and later life. Her project uses TILDA data to look at the impacts of religious engagement, fertility, family and relationships on women’s health and wellbeing after 50. Joanna has previously published on sexual activity and its associations with spousal relationship quality in the over 50s population. She holds a B.A. in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, and an M.Sc. in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin.

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Orr, J, Layte, R, O'Leary, N. Sexual Activity and Relationship Quality in Middle and Older Age: Findings From The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. [In press].

TILDA reports

  • Donoghue, O, Orr, J, Leahy, S, Kenny, RA. Transport patterns in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and over in Ireland
  • Orr, J, McGarrigle, C, Kenny, RA. Sexual activity in the over 50s population in Ireland
  • Orr, J, Scarlett, S, Donoghue, O, McGarrigle, C. Housing conditions of Ireland’s older population: Implications for physical and mental health