Dr. Orna Donoghue
Dr. Orna Donoghue has been Project Manager for TILDA since 2014, having joined TILDA as a Health Research Fellow in 2011. She is responsible for the overall planning, execution and management of the TILDA data collection process to facilitate TILDA research and policy objectives. Her current research interests focus on the factors influencing walking and mobility in older Irish adults, with a particular focus on how these can predict adverse outcomes such as falls, disability and cognitive decline. Previously, Orna lectured at University of Limerick and University of Edinburgh. She has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences from University of Limerick, a PhD in Biomechanics from University of Limerick, a Diploma in Physical Therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Sciences, and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management from Dublin Business School.
Donoghue OA, McGarrigle CA, Kenny RA. The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-319-69892-2. Available at: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_340-1.
Donoghue, OA, Savva, GM, Börsch-Supan, A, Kenny RA. 2019. Reliability, measurement error and minimum detectable change in mobility measures: a cohort study of community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and over in Ireland. BMJ Open. 9(11):e030475.
Donoghue OA, Briggs R, Moriarty F, Kenny RA. Association of antidepressants with recurrent, injurious and unexplained falls is not explained by reduced gait speed. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. [In Press].
Donoghue OA, McGarrigle CA, Kenny RA. 2019. Who’s in the driver’s seat? Impact on social participation and psychosocial wellbeing in adults aged 50 and over. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 64:522-531.
Donoghue OA, McGarrigle CA, Foley M, Fagan A, Meaney J, Kenny RA. 2018. Cohort Profile Update: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). International Journal of Epidemiology, dyy163, https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy163
Donoghue OA, Feeney J, O’Leary N, Kenny RA. (2018) Baseline mobility is not associated with decline in cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 26(4):438-448.
Maguire F, Killane I, Creagh A, Donoghue O, Kenny, Reilly R. (2018) Baseline Association of Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome with Sustained Attention, Memory and Global Cognition. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(1): 53-58.
Bhangu J, King-Kallimanis BL, Donoghue OA, Carroll L, Kenny RA. (2017) Falls, non-accidental falls and syncope in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older: Implications for cardiovascular assessment. PLoS One, Jul 21;12(7):e0180997. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180997.
Donoghue OA, Setti A, O'Leary N, Kenny RA. (2017). Self-reported unsteadiness predicts fear of falling, activity restriction, falls and disability. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 18(7): 597-602.
Donoghue O, Foley M, Kenny RA. (2017). Technical Report: Cohort maintenance strategies used by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Available at: https://tilda.tcd.ie/publications/reports/pdf/Report_CohortMaintenance.pdf
Duggan E, Donoghue O, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Loughman J, Finucane C. (2017). Time to Refocus Assessment of Vision in Older Adults? Contrast Sensitivity but Not Visual Acuity is Associated with Gait in Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Epub ahead of print).
Finucane C, O'Connell MDL, Donoghue O, Richardson K, Savva GM, Kenny RA. (2017). Impaired Orthostatic Blood Pressure Recovery, but not Initial Orthostatic Hypotension, is associated with Unexplained and Injurious Falls Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 65(3):474-482
Donoghue O, Dooley C, Kenny RA. (2016). Usual and dual task walking speed: implications for pedestrians crossing the road. Journal of Aging and Health, 28(5): 850-862.
Donoghue O, O'Hare C, King-Kallimanis B, Kenny RA. (2015). Anti-depressants are independently associated with gait deficits in single and dual task conditions. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(2): 189-199.
Donoghue O, Jansen S, Dooley C, de Rooij S, Van der Velde N, Kenny RA. (2014). Atrial fibrillation is associated with impaired mobility in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 15(12): 929-933.
Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Horgan NF. (2014). Using Timed Up and Go and Usual Gait Speed to Predict Incident Disability in Daily Activities Among Community-Dwelling Adults Aged 65 and Older. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 95(10):1954-1961.
Donoghue OA, Ryan H, Duggan E, Finucane C, Savva GM, Cronin H, Loughman J, Kenny RA. (2014). Relationship between fear of falling and mobility varies with visual function among older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 14(4):827-36.
Killane I, Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Reilly RB. (2014).Relative Association of Processing Speed, Short-Term Memory and Sustained Attention With Task on Gait Speed: A Study of Community-Dwelling People 50 Years and Older. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 69(11):1407-14.
Killane I, Donoghue OA, Savva GM, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Reilly RB. (2013) Variance between Walking Speed and Neuropsychological Test Scores During Three Gait Tasks Across The Irish Longitudinal Study On Aging (TILDA). Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 6921-6924.
- Kenny RA, Coen RF, Frewen J, Donoghue OA, Cronin H, Savva GM. (2013). Normative values of cognitive and physical function in older adults: findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 Suppl 2:S279-90.
Savva GM, Donoghue OA, Horgan F, O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA. (2013). Using timed up-and-go to identify frail members of the older population. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 68(4):441-6.
Donoghue OA, Cronin H, Savva GM, O'Regan C, Kenny RA. (2012). Effects of fear of falling and activity restriction on normal and dual task walking in community dwelling older adults. Gait and Posture, 38(1):120-4
Nicol A, Donoghue O. (2012). The Skeleton Coast Diet Plan: Body mass and body fat changes on an arduous expedition. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 158(2):106-9.
Donoghue OA, Horgan NF, Savva GM, Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kenny RA. (2012). Association between timed up-and-go and memory, executive function, and processing speed. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(9):1681-6.
Donoghue OA, Shimojo H, Takagi H. (2011). Impact forces of plyometric exercises performed on land and in water. Sports health, 3(3): 303-309.
Coffey N, Harrison AJ, Donoghue OA, Hayes K. (2011). Common functional principal components analysis: a new approach to analyzing human movement data. Human movement science, 30(6):1144-66.
Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Coffey N, Hayes K. (2008). Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic Achilles tendon injury. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 40(7):1323-35.
Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Coffey N, Hayes K. (2008). Lower limb kinematics of subjects with chronic achilles tendon injury during running. Research in sports medicine, 16(1):23-38.
Donoghue OA, Harrison AJ, Laxton P, Jones RK. (2008). Orthotic control of rear foot and lower limb motion during running in participants with chronic Achilles tendon injury. Sports Biomechanics / International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, 7(2):194-205.