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TILDA is governed by a Steering Committee, Oversight Board and Scientific Advisory Board.

TILDA Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee is composed of individual representing the institutions that have contributed to the development of TILDA since its inception: Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT), Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Cork (UCC). The Steering Committee represents a reservoir of expertise and experience, with all members being active researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. The Committee is responsible for the overall management of the project.

Steering Committee Members 2010

Representative for Public and Patient Involvement
(R&D Officer with the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) and PPI Ignite Phase II Site Lead for TCD)
Services for Older People
Department of Health
Medical Director
Co-Applicant, TILDA; Associate Professor
Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Finance and HR Manager
Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, TCD
Collaborator, TILDA; Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
Department of P.E. and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick
R&D Programme Manager
Project Manager, TILDA
Associate Professor, Head of Dept. of Psychology
Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Scientific Director of NICOLA; Director of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research Northern Ireland
Centre for Excellent for Public Health, Queen's University (NI)
Principal Investigator
Professor of Health Systems Management
UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD
>Co-Applicant, TILDA; Professor of Sociology, Head of Department of Sociology, TCD
Co-Applicant, TILDA; Associate Research Professor in the Social Research, Economic and Social Research Institute
Co-Applicant, TILDA; Professor, Health Policy and Management, TCD, Professor of the Economics of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation
TCD, Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London Centre for Health Policy and Management
Senior Lecturer in General Practice, RCSI (Representing Co-Applicant, TILDA Professor Tom Fahey)
Professor of Ageing and Public Policy, Director
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway

Oversight Board

The TILDA Oversight Board was established to provide general oversight of the project’s activities and to channel support in the wider community for the TILDA study. The Board members provide advice and support to TILDA about achieving strategic goals; overseeing implementation of the study; ensuring that TILDA is managed in a manner consistent with best operational practice; ensuring interaction with government institutions and policy agencies; and facilitating contact with and comparison of data among international ageing studies.

Oversight Board

Management Consultant
Co-Applicant, TILDA; Associate Professor, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Principal Officer
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
R&D Manager
Principal Investigator
Project Manager, TILDA
TILDA, Trinity College Dublin
Chief Customer Officer
Irish Life
Health Services Research Centre, RCSI
Consultant in Public Health Medicine; Clinical Lead Planning for Health, Health Service Executive
Health Service Executive
CEO Health Research Charities Ireland ; (Representative for Public and Patient Involvement)
Health Research Charities Ireland
Director, Ageing Research and Development Division
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Fellow Emeritus, Department of Sociology, TCD
Trinity College Dublin

TILDA Scientific Advisory Board

Our Scientific Advisory Board is composed of international experts in one or more of the TILDA domains (economic, health and social) who also have experience with longitudinal studies. This panel of experts provides advice on the TILDA research questions of most importance to the scientific community and to policymakers. The group also provides feedback on the methodologies adopted by the TILDA team, to ensure that TILDA is at the forefront of ageing research internationally.

Scientific Advisory Board Members 2021

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. James Smith

  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Board. The National Academy of Medicine.
  • Prof. Aartjan Beekman

  • Head of Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Dr Lisa Berkman

  • Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology and Director, Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard t.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, US
  • Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan

  • Co-ordinator, SHARE (Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe); Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Policy, Munich, Germany.
  • Prof. Carol Brayne

  • Director, Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Prof. Robert Clarke

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Clinical Trial Service University (CTSU), Nutfield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK
  • Prof. John Henretta

  • Adjunct Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology & Criminology and Law, University of Florida, US Steering Committee member, Health and Retirement Study (HRS).
  • Prof. Stacy Tessler Lindau

  • Catherine Lindsay Dobson Professor, Departments of Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine,The University of Chicago
  • Prof. Finbarr Martin

  • Emeritus Consultant Geriatrician and Professor of Medical Gerontology, Kings College London, UK
  • Dr Bernadette McGuinness

  • Senior Researcher Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA); Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Public Health, Queens University Belfast, UK
  • Prof. James Nazroo

  • Co-Principal Investigator, English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA); Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Anne Newman

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine; Director, Centre of Aging and Population Health, University of Pittsburgh, US
  • Prof. Carol Ryff

  • Professor of Psychology, Institute on Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
  • Prof. Andrew Steptoe

  • Director and Principal Investigator, English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA); Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
  • Prof. David Weir

  • Principal Investigator, Health and Retirement Study (HRS); Research Professor, Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan, US
  • Prof. Oscar Franco

  • Former Director, Rotterdam Study; Public Health Director of Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Professor of Epidemiology, Universität Bern, Bern, Germany
  • Dr Elaine Douglas

  • Project Manager, Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS), Economics Division, University of Stirling, UK
  • Prof. James Banks

  • Co-Principal Investigator, English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA); Professor of Economics, the University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Robert Wright

  • Professor of Economics, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Prof. Rose Anne Kenny

  • Principal Investigator, TILDA.
  • Roman Romero-Ortuno

  • Co-Applicant, TILDA; Associate Professor, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Ann Hever

  • R&D Programme Manager
  • Prof. Ian Young

  • Principal Investigator, Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA); Professor of Medicine, Queens University Belfast, UK