Dr Niamh Hennelly
Dr Niamh Hennelly joined TILDA as a Research Fellow in January 2021 working on the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) on the advancement of social care in Ireland. HaPAI is a co-funded project between The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Department of Health, The Health Service Executive (Health and Wellbeing Division), and Middlequarter Ltd.
Prior to working with TILDA, Dr Hennelly worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Centre for Economic and Social Research in Dementia, NUI Galway, where her work focused on social research on dementia.
She completed her PhD in NUI Galway in 2020, examining personhood in dementia in formal care relationships in Ireland and was funded by the Irish Research Council.
In the past, Dr Hennelly has also worked for Age Action Ireland where she gained insight into the lived experience of older people in the community. Her research interests include social gerontology, dementia, health policy and health services research.
For a full list of Dr Niamh Hennelly's publications, please click here.
Hennelly, N, O’Shea, E. A multiple perspective view of personhood in dementia. Ageing and Society.(In Press)
Hennelly N, Cooney A, Houghton, C, O'Shea, E. (2019). Personhood and dementia care: a qualitative evidence synthesis of the perspectives of people with dementia. doi:10.1093/geront/gnz159The Gerontologist.
Hennelly N, O'Shea, E. (2019) Dementia, Personhood, dementia policy and the Irish National Dementia Strategy. doi: 10.1177/1471301217729232Dementia. 18(5):1810-1825.
Hennelly N, Cooney, A, Houghton, C, O'Shea, E. (2018) The experiences and perceptions of personhood for people living with dementia: A qualitative evidence synthesis protocol [version 1; referees: 2 approved].1:18. HRB Open Research doi: 10.12688/hrbopenres.12845.1
Hennelly N, Cahill S. (2020) The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on people living with dementia in Ireland. The International Long-term Care Policy Network.