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Dr Joanne Feeney

Joanne holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin and first joined TILDA in 2011 as postdoctoral researcher in cognition. In 2014 she was awarded a Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) Leadership in Ageing Research fellowship, based at Queen’s University Belfast. Her project investigated the impact of stress on the cardiovascular and neurocognitive health of older adults on the island of Ireland, and used data from TILDA and from the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA).

In 2018 she took up the position of Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at TILDA, and became a Senior Research Fellow in 2019. Her research centres around the risk and protective factors for cognitive decline and accelerated brain ageing. She is particularly interested in how psychosocial and environmental stress impacts brain health in later life and the physiological pathways through which this occurs.

Dr Feeney leads the Cognitive Neuroscience group within TILDA and is also closely involved with the Health Cognitive Ageing Project (HCAP).


For a full list of Joanne Feeney's publications, please click here.