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Professor. Rose Anne Kenny

Rose Anne Kenny is the Principal Investigator and founder of The Irish LongituDinal study on Ageing (TILDA) and has developed the study from its inception in 2006. Professor Kenny is head of the academic Department of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and St. James's Hospital, Director of the newly established Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing and Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital.

Prior to her present appointments, Professor Kenny held the Chair of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, where she was head of academic and clinical departments of Medical Gerontology for 12 years. Her research expertise in cardiovascular and mobility disorders of ageing has promoted the incorporation of traditional and novel tests of locomotion, autonomic function, and cardiovascular and cognitive health into TILDA coupled with traditional measures of health care utilisation and economics. 

She has represented her field as chair or member of international working groups for geriatrics, cardiology and neurology. Trinity College and St. James's have committed strong support to ageing research, education and training in ageing. In particular, the Trinity College 2011 Strategic Plan has highlighted Ageing Research as one of eight priorities for further strategic development and investment supporting the new Institute of Ageing on the hospital site, the proposed new Trinity Centre for Ageing Research (with Professor Kenny as director) and the new Centre for Longitudinal Studies Analyses.

Papers Published


McHugh JE, Fanc CW, Kenny RA, Lawlor BA.
Orthostatic hypotension and subjective sleep quality in older people.
Aging Ment Health.  21 May 2012 ahead of print PMID 22612427

Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA.
The frailty index in Europeans: association with age and mortality.
Age Ageing 2012 0: 1-6 ahead of print. PMID 22522775

Carol Stone, Peter Lawlor, George Savva, Kathleen Bennett, RA Kenny
Affecting one in two patients; a prospective study of falls and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer.
J Clin Oncol May 2012 ahead of print PMID 22585687

Greene BR, Doheny EP, Walsh C, Cunningham C, Crosby L, Kenny RA.
Evaluation of Falls Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Using Body-Worn Sensors.
Gerontology 10 May 2012 ahead of print PMID 22571883

S Kennelly, L Abdullah, RA Kenny, V Mathura, CA Luis, B Mouzon, F Crawford, M Mullan, and B Lawlor
Apolipoprotein E genotype-specific short-term cognitive benefits of treatment with the antihypertensive
nilvadipine in Alzheimer's patients-an open-label trial.
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, Apr 2012; 27(4): 415-22; PMID 21560164.

Greene BR, Kenny RA
Assessment of cognitive decline through quantitative analysis of the timed up and go test.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, Apr 2012; 59(4): 988-95

Doeny EP, Greene BR, Foran T, Cunningham C, Fan CW, Kenny RA.
Diurnal variations in the outcomes of instrumented gait and quiet standing balance assessments and their association with falls history.
Physiol meas, Mar 2012; 33/(3): 361-73

Ní Mhaoláin AM, Fan CW, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Cunningham C, Kenny RA, Lawlor B.
Frailty, depression and anxiety in later life.
Int Psychogeriatr. 2012 Feb 14: 1-10  PMID 22333477

Stone CA, Kenny RA, Nolan B, Lawlor PG.
Autonomic dysfunction in patients with advanced cancer; prevalence, clinical correlates and challenges in assessment.
BMC Palliat Care, Jan 2012; 11: 3.

McMahon CG, Kenny, RA, Bennett K, Bouamra O, Lecky F.
Diurnal Variation in mortality in older nocturnal fallers.
Age Ageing 2012 Jan;41(1):29-35  PMID 2194664


Ni Mhaolain, AM, Fan CW, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Cunningham C, Lawlor B, Kenny RA.
Depression:  a modifiable factor in fearful older fallers transitioning to frailty?
Int J Geriatr Pyschiatry, Dec 2011

O’Halloran AM, Penard N, Galli A, Fan CW, Robertson IH, Kenny RA.
Increasing variability in sustained attention is associated with increased risk of frailty.
J Am Geriatr Soc, Dec 2011; 59(12): 2390-2 PMID:  22188093

Collins O, Dillon S, Finucane C, Lawlor B, Kenny RA.
Parasympathetic autonomic dysfunction is common in mild cognitive impairment.
Neurobiol Aging. Accepted 2011 Dec 19.  PMID: 22188719

Romero-Ortuno R, O’Shea D, Kenny RA.
The SHARE frailty instrument for primary care predicts incident disability in a European population-based sample.
Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(5):301-9.  PMID 22186172

Kennelly SP, Abdullah L, Paris D, Parish J, Mathura V, Mullan M, Crawford F, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA.
Demonstration of safety in Alzheimer’s patients for intervention with an anti-hypertensive drug Nilvadipine; results from a 6-week open label study.
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, Oct 2011; 26(10): 1038-45

Hampton JL, Brayne C, Bradley M, Kenny RA.
Mortality in Carotid sinus hypersensitivity:  a cohort study.
BMJ Open Sept  2011. PMID 22021728

Stone CA, Nolan B, Lawlor PG, Kenny RA.
Hand-held dynamometry:  tester strength is paramount, even in frail populations.
J Rehabil Med. 2011 Sep;43(9):808-11.  PMID 21826388           

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, O’Shea D, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA.
Orthostatic haemodynamics may be impaired in frailty.
Age Ageing. 2011 Sep; 40(5):576-83  PMID: 2174997

Scanaill CN, Greene BR, Doheny EP, O’Donovan K, O’Shea T, O’Donovan AD, Foran T, Cunningham C, Kenny RA,
Clinical gait assessment of older adults using open platform tools.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011 Aug;2011:462-5.  PMID 22254348

Setti A, Finnigan S, Sobolewski R, McLaren L, Robertson IH, Reilly RB, Kenny RA, Newell FN.
Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging:  an event-related potential study.
Neuroreport.  2011 Aug 3;22(11): 554-8  PMID: 21691233

Kearney PM, Cronin H, O’Regan C, Kamiya Y, Savva GM, Whelan B, Kenny R.
Cohort Profile:  the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.
Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Aug; 40(4): 877-84  PMID: 21810894

Romero-Ortuno R, Casey AM, Cunningham CU, Squires S, Prendergast D, Kenny RA, Lawlor BA.
Psychosocial and functional correlates of nutriotion among community-dwelling older adults in Ireland.
J Nutr Health Aging, Aug  2011; 15(7):527-31

Kearney PM, O’Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA
Effect of fasting on participation in clinical research among older people.
Eur Ger Med.  Accepted March 2011

Coen RF, Lawlor BA, Kenny R
Failure to demonstrate that memory improvement is due either to aerobic exercise or increased hippocampal volume.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011 May 3:108(18):E89 PMID:  21504947

C Stone, PG Lawlor, B Nolan, RA Kenny
A prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer.
J Pain Symptom Manage, 2011 Oct;42(4):535-40  PMID 21444189

R Romero-Ortuno, L Cogan, T Foran, RA Kenny, CW Fan.
Continuous non-invasive orthostatic blood pressure measurements and their relationship with orthostatic intolerance, falls and frailty in older people.
J Am Geriatr Soc, Apr 2011; 59(4): 655-6  PMID 21438868

C O’Dwyer, K Bennett, Y Langan, CW Fan, RA Kenny
Amnesia for loss of consciousness is common in vasovagal syncope
Europace, 2011 Jul;13(7): 1040-5  PMID 21436135

CM Morris, CG Ballard, L Allan, E Rowan, S Stephens, M Firbank, GA Forde, RA Kenny, JT O’Brien, RN Kalaria
NOS3 gene rs1799983 polymorphism and incident dementia in elderly stroke survivors
Neurobiol Aging, Mar 2011; 32(3):554.e1-6

A Setti, KE Burke, RA Kenny, FN Newell.
Is inefficient multisensory processing associated with falls in older people?
Exp Brain Res, Mar 2011; 209(3) 375-84  PMID 21293851

Collins O, Kenny RA
Association between syncope and cognitive impairment
Future Medicine – Ageing Health 2011 – 7(1): 143-153

CA Stone, PG Lawlor, RA Kenny
How to identify patients with cancer at risk of falling:  A review of the evidence.
J Palliat Med, Feb 2011; 14(2): 221-30 PMID 21214370

CA Stone, RA Kenny, M Healy, JB Walsh, PG Lawlor
Vitamin D depletion: of clinical significant in advanced cancer?
Support Care Cancer, 2011 Feb;14(2): 221-30   PMID 21331483

Ortuno R, Cogan L, Browne J, Healy M, Casey MC, Cunningham C, Walsh JB, Kenny RA.
Seasonal variation of serum vitamin D and the effect of vitamin D supplementation in Irish community-dwelling older people.
Age and Ageing Mar 2011; 40:168-174. PMID 2105144

Panel on Prevention of Falls in Older Persons, American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society.
Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jan;59(1):148-57  PMID 21226685

McMahon CG, Kenny R, Bennett K, Little R, Kirkman E.
Effect of acute traumatic brain injury on baroreflex function.
Shock. 2011 Jan: 35(1):53-8 PMID:  20458265

Doheny EP, Fan CW, Foran T, Greene BR, Cunningham C, Kenny RA.
An instrumented sit-to-stand test used to examine differences between older fallers and non-fallers.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, Jan 2011; 2011: 3063-6

O’Halloran AM, Penard N, Galli A, Fan CW, Robertson I, Kenny RA.
Falls and falls efficacy:  the role of sustained attention in older adults.
BMC Geriatr. Jan 2011 19;11(1):85  PMID:  22182487

Maguinness C, Setti A, Burke KE, Kenny RA, Newell FN.
The effect of combined sensory and semantic components on audio-visual speech perception in older adults.
Front Aging Neurosci. Jan 2011;3:19.  PMID 22207848

Kearney P, Cronin H, O’Regan C, Kamiya Y, Whelan BJ, Kenny RA
Comparison of centre and home-based health assessments: early experience from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).
Age and Ageing , Jan 2011; 40: 85-90


Greene BR, O’Donovan A, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Ni Scanaill C, Kenny RA.
Quantitative falls risk assessment using the timed up and go test.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Dec 2010;57(12): 2918-26.

F McCarthy, S De Bhladraithe, C Rice, CG McMahon, U Geary, PK Plunkett, P Crean, R Murphy, B Foley, N Mulvihill, RA Kenny, CJ Cunningham.
Resource utilization for syncope presenting to an acute hospital Emergency Department.
Ir J Med Sci, Dec 2010; 179(4): 551-5

Cronin H, Kenny RA.
Cardiac causes for falls and their treatment.
Clin Geriatr Med, Nov 2010; 26(4): 539-67. PMID 20934610

Tan MP, Kenny RA, Chadwick TJ, Kerry SRJ, Parry SW
Carotid sinus hypersensitivity: disease state or clinical sign of ageing?  Insights from a controlled study of autonomic function in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects.
Europace 2010 Nov;12(11):1630-6.  PMID 20823040

CG McMahon, R Kenny, K Bennett, R Little, and E Kirkman
The effect of acute traumatic brain injury on the performance of shock index.
 J Trauma,Nov 2010; 69(5): 1169-75.

Kennelly SP, Abdullah D, Paris D, Parish J, Mathura V, Mullan M, Crawford F, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA.
Demonstration of safety in Alzheimer’s patients for intervention with an anti-hypertensive drug Nilvadipine: results from a 6-week open label study.
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, Accepted Oct 2010.

Annalisa Setti, Jason S. Chan, Corrina Maguinness, Kate E. Burke, RoseAnne Kenny, and Fiona N. Newell
The role of ageing on searching for a multisensory object in 3-dimensional arrays
 J Vis, Aug 2010; 10: 483.

Romero Ortuno, R, Walsh CD, Lawlor BL, Kenny RA.
A Frailty Instrument for primary care: findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). BMC Geriatrics, Aug 2010; 10(1):57. PMID 20731877

Morris CM, Ballard, CG, Allan L, Rowan E, Stephens S, Firbank M, Ford GA, Kenny RA, O’Brien JT and Kalaria RN.
NOS3 gene rs 1799983 polymorphism and incident dementia in elderly stroke survivors.
Neurobiol Aging, Aug 2010; PMID 20691505

Kennelly S, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA, Crawford F, Mullan M, Abdullah L
APOE e4 specific short-term cognitive benefits of nilvadipine intervention in Alzheimer's patients in an open-label trial.
Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders (Accepted July 2010)

McCarthy F, Fan CW, Kearney PM, Walsh C, Kenny RA.
What is the evidence for cardiovascular disorders as a risk factor for non-syncopal falls? Scope for future research.
Eur Ger Medicine.  Accepted June 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurger.2010.06.003

Nolan JM, Kenny R, O’Regan C, Cronin H, Loughman J, Connolly EE, Kearney P, Loane E, Beatty S:
Macular Pigment Optical Density in an Ageing Irish Population: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Ophthalmic Res Jun 2010;44:(2):131-9 PMID 20516725

Ryan DJ, Steen N, Seifer C, RA Kenny.
Carotid sinus syndrome, should we pace? A multicentre, randomized control trial (Safepace 2).
Heart. March 2010; 96(5):347-351 PMID 19933747

Finucane C, Boyle G, Fan CW, Hade D, Byrne L, Kenny RA.
Mayer wave activity in vasodepressor carotid sinus hypersensitivity.
Europace. 2010 Feb;12(2):247-53.PMID: 20089753

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Foran T, Fan CW, Kenny RA.
Using the Finometer to examine sex differences in hemodynamic responses to orthostasis in older people.
Blood Press Monit. 2010 Feb;15(1):8-17.PMID: 20061940

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Cunningham CU, Kenny RA.
Do older pedestrians have enough time to cross roads in Dublin? A critique of the Traffic Management Guidelines based on clinical research findings.
Age Ageing. 2010 Jan;39(1):80-6. Epub 2009 Nov 18.PMID: 19923163

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Fan CW, Kenny RA.
Intolerance to initial orthostasis relates to systolic BP changes in elders.
Clin Auton Res. 2010 Feb:20(1):39-45. PMID: 19862601.

RA. Kenny, R. Romero-Ortuno, L. Cogan.  
Medicine, Volume 37, Issue 2, Pages 84-87.

Yumiko Kamiya, Brendan Whelan, Virpi Timonen and RoseAnne Kenny
The differential impact of subjective and objective aspects of social engagement on cardiovascular risk factors.  BMC Geriatrics Jan 2010; 10:81 PMID 21044327

How well are European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines adhered to in patients with syncope?
C O'Dwyer, D Hade, CW Fan, C Cunningham, and RA Kenny
Ir Med J, Jan 2010; 103(1): 11-4.                                  

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope (version 2009): The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Eur. Heart J., Nov 2009; 30: 2631 - 2671.                           &nbsnbsp;     


Richardson J, Kerr SR, Shaw F, Kenny RA, O'Brien JT, Thomas AJ.
A study of orthostatic hypotension in late-life depression.
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Nov;17(11):996-9.PMID: 20104056

Moya A, Sutton R, Ammirati F, Blanc JJ et al.  European Heart Rhythm Association.
Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope (version 2009): the Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Eur Heart J. 2009 Nov: 30(21):2631-71. PMID: 19713422

Miller V, Kenny RA, Oakley AE, Hall R, Kalaria RN, Allan LM.
Dorsal Motor Nucleus of Vagus protein aggregates in Lewy Body Disease with autonomic dysfunction.
Brain Res. 2009 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19501577

Allan LM, Ballard CG, Rowan EN, Kenny RA.
Incidence and prediction of falls in dementia: a prospective study in older people.
PLoS One. 2009;4(5):e5521. Epub 2009 May 13. PMID: 19436724

McAuley MM, Kenny RA, Kirkwood TT Wilkinson DD, Jones JJ, Miller VM.
A Mathematical Model of aging-related and cortisol induced hippocampal dysfunction.
BMC Neurosci. 2009 Mar 25;10(1):26 PMID: 19320982

Parry SW, Steen N, Bexton RS, Tynan M, Kenny RA.
Pacing in elderly recurrent fallers with carotid sinus hypersensitivity: a randomised double-blind, placebo controlled crossover trial.
Heart. 2009 May;95(5)405-9. PMID: 19124530

Kennelly SP, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA.
Blood pressure and the risk for dementia: a double edged sword.
Ageing Res Rev. 2009 Apr;8(2):61-70. PMID: 19063999

McCarthy F, McMahon CG, Geary U, Plunkett PK, Kenny RA , Cunningham CJ.
Management of syncope in the Emergency Department: a single hospital observational case series based on the application of European Society of Cardiology Guidelines.
Europace 2009 Feb;11(2):216-24 PMID: 19038976

Harbison JA, Walsh S, Kenny RA.
Hypertension and daytime hypotension found on ambulatory blood pressure is associated with fatigue following stroke and TIA.
QJM 2009 Feb;102(2):109-15 PMID: 19033353

Allcock LM, Rowan EN, Steen IN, Wesnes K, Kenny RA, Burn DJ.
Impaired attention predicts falling in Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2009 Feb;15(2):110-5 PMID: 18487069


Moya A, Brignole M, Sutton R Menozzi C, Garcia-Civera R, Wieling W, Kenny RA et al.
Reproducibility of electrocardiographic findings in patients with suspected reflex neurally-mediated syncope.
Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 1;102(11):1518-23 PMID: 19026307

Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA.
Is it cardiac?  Assessment of syncope with a scoring system.
Heart. 2008 August 15.

Miller VM, Kenny RA, Slade JY, Oakley AE, Kalaria RN. 
Medullary autonomic pathology in carotid sinus hypersensitivity.
Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol.  2008 Aug;34(4)403-11.

Parry SW, Gray JC, Newton JL, Reeve P, O’Shea D, Kenny RA.
“Front-loaded” head-up tilt table testing: validation of a rapid first line nitrate-provoked tilt protocol for the diagnosis of vasovagal syncope. 
Age Ageing.  2008 Jul;37(4):411-5

Allcock LM, Rowan EN, Steen IN, Wesnes K, Kenny RA, Burn DJ.
Impaired attention predicts falling in Parkinson’s disease. 
Parkisonism Relat Disord. 2008 May 17.

M T McAuley, RA Kenny , TBL Kirkwood,  D J Wilkinson,  JJL Jones, VM Miller
A Mathematical Model of aging-related and cortisol induced hippocampal dysfunction. 
Biomed Central Neuroscience IN PRESS

Collins, O, Kenny RA
Is neurocardiovascular instability a risk factor for cognitive decline and/or dementia?  The science to date.
Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2007 17; 153-160

Parry, SW, Fearson R, Steen, N, Newton JL, Tryambake P, Kenny RA.
Evidence-based algorithms and the management of falls and syncope presenting to acute medical services.  Clinical Medicine April 2008;8:157-62

CG McMahon, R Kenny, K Bennett, and E Kirkman. 
Modification of acute cardiovascular homeostatic responses to hemorrhage following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.  Crit Care Med, Jan 2008; 36(1): 216-24.


Collins O, Kenny RA
Is neurocardiovascular instability a risk factor for cognitive decline and/or dementia?  The science to date.
Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2007 17; 153-160

MJ Firbank, EJ Burton, R Barber, S Stephens, RA Kenny, C Ballard, RN Kalaria, and JT O'Brien Medial temporal atrophy rather than white matter hyperintensities predict cognitive decline in stroke survivors.
Neurobiol Aging, Nov 2007; 28(11): 1664-9.

Miller VM, Kalaria RN, Hall R, Oakley AE, Kenny RA.
Medullary microvessel degeneration in multiple system atrophy. 
Neurobiol Dis. 2007 Jun;26(3):615-22.

Rowan EN, Dickinson HO, Stephens S, Ballard C, Kalaria R, Kenny RA. 
Homocysteine and post-stroke cognitive decline. 
Age Ageing. 2007 May;36(3):339-43.

Allan LM, Ballard CG, Allen J, Murray A, Davidson AW, McKeith IG Kenny RA
Autonomic dysfunction in dementia. 
J. Neurol. Neurosug. Psychiatry, 2007  Jul;78(7):671-7


Allcock LM, Kenny RA, Burn DJ.  Clinical phenotype of subjects with Parkinson’s disease and orthostatic hypotension:  Autonomic symptom and demographic comparison. 
Mov Disord. 2006 Nov;21(11):1851-5

Polvikosi T, Kalaria RN, Perry R, Miller V, Kenny RA.  Carotid sinus hypersensitivity associated with focal alpha-synucleinopathy of the autonomic nervous system. 
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.  2006 Sep;77(9):1064-6

Allcock LM, Kenny RA, Mosimann UP, Tordoff S, Wesnes KA, Hildreth AJ, Burn DJ.  Orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson’s disease:  association with cognitive decline?
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry.  2006 Aug;21(8):778-83.

Allan L, McKeith I, Ballarc D, Kenny RA.  The prevalence of autonomic symptoms in dementia and their association with physical activity, activities of dailing living and quality of life.  
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord.  Aug 2006;22(3):230-7

Martin-Ruiz C, Dickinson HO, Keys B, Rowan E, Kenny RA, Von Zglinicki T. 
Telomere length predicts poststroke mortality, dementia and cognitive decline. 
Ann Neul.  2006 Aug;60(2)174-80

Parry S, Nath S, Bourke JP, Bexton R, Kenny RA.
Adenosine Test in the diagnosis of unexplained syncope: marker of conducting tissue disease or neurally mediated syncope. 
Eur Heart J. Jun 2006; 27:1396-1400

Parry SW, Steen IN, Baptist M, Fiaschi K, Parry O, Kenny RA
Cerebral autoregulation is impaired in cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome. 
Heart Jun 2006; 92:792-797

Lewis H, Beher D, Cookson N, Oakley A, Piggott M, Morris CM, Jaros E, Perry R, Ince P, Kenny RA Ballard CG, Shearman MS, Kalaria RN. 
Quantification of Alzheimer pathology in ageing and dementia: age-related accumulation of amyloid-beta(42) peptide in vascular dementia. 
Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol.  2006 Apr;32(2):103-18

Kerr SR, Pearce MS, Brayne C, Davis RJ, Kenny RA
Carotid sinus hypersensitivity in asymptomatic older persons: implications for diagnosis of syncope and falls. 
Arch Intern Med. 2006 Mar 13;166(5):515-20 

Book Chapters published


Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide
Edited by Drs. Jeffrey Soar, Rick Swindell and Philip Tsang.
Chapter:  Falls Prevention in the Home: Challenges for new technologies. Kenny RA, Ni Scanaill C, McGrath M.
Publisher:  Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.  September 2010.

Falls & Their Prevention : Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Editors: Laurence Rubenstein, David Ganz.
Chapter:  Cardiac Causes for Falls and their Treatment.  H Cronin, RA Kenny.
Elsevier Publishing November 2010 Volume 26 Number 4.

Syncope in, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine - 7th Edition,
Editors:  Howard Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, Kenneth Woodhouse.
Chapter:  Therapeutic Strategies in Cardiovascular Risk:  Risk Management in the old. Fan CW, Kenny RA.
Clinical publishing ltd. March 2010


Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology 6th Edition,
Editor(s)William R Hazzard, Jeffrey B Halter, Joseph G Ouslander, Mary E Tinetti, Stephanie Studenski, Kevin P High, Samjay Asthana ,
Chapter:  Syncope  Kenny RA.
Hazzard's, McGraw-Hill, 2009, pp693 - 702

Allan LM, Kenny RA.
Autonomic dysfunction in dementia with Lewy bodies. In: Chiu E (Ed). Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Dunitz: Australia. Chapter 8.

Seifer C, Kenny RA.
Ageing and geriatric heart disease. In: Crawford MH, DiMarco JP, Paulus et al (Eds). Cardiology 2nd Edition. Mosby:


Palliative Medicine - Expert Consult:
By T. Declan Walsh, MD, Augusto T. Caraceni, MD, Robin Fainsinger, MD, Kathleen M. Foley, MD, Paul Glare, MBBS, MM, FRACP, Cynthia Goh, MD, Mari Lloyd-Williams, MD, FRCP, MRCGP, Juan Nunez Olarte, MD and Lukas Radbruch, MD
Saunders Title ISBN: 978-0-323-05674-8 August 2008


Parry SW, Kenny RA.
Chapter 14. Carotid sinus hypersensitivity. In: Grubb B (Ed). Syncope
Blackwell Publishing Inc: New York.

Invited Lectures


25 May 2012. Dublin Convention Centre. “TILDA”, Irish Congress of Anaesthesia.

5 May 2012. Royal Medical Academy of Spain.“Impact of ageing on public health policy in Europe”, FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine).

4 May 2012. Raddison Blu Hotel, Dublin. “Falls”, UK Society for Acute Medicine.

2 May 2012. Dublin Convention Centre. "Trends in risk factors in middle and older years: with regards to TILDA Study”, Europrevent – European Cardiovascular Conference.

20 April 2012. Croke Park. “TILDA 50+ in Ireland – Profiling Cardiovascular risk and the implications for management”, Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke.

24 - 28 February 2012. New Delhi. “Evaluation and prevention of Falls”, International Congress on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine.

27 January 2012. St. Vincent’s Hospital. “NCVI in ageing”, St. Vincent’s Hospital Association of Clinical Biochemistry.

21 January 2012. TCD Health Sciences. “Management of Falls & Blackouts”, GP Lecture.

18 January 2012. TCD Science Gallery. “An update on Gait falls and exercise in dementia”, Dementia Strategy Conference.


13 December 2011. Athens, Greece. “Syncope in Older People”, World Society of Arrhythmias.

12 December 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “The End of Ageing”, Royal Irish Academy.

1 December 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, Irish Heart Foundation Board.

29 November 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, Seanad Public Consultations Committee on the Rights of Older People.

10 November 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, NHI Annual Conference.

2 November 2011. Dublin, Ireland . “Healthy Ageing in a Global Context”, CARDI Ageing Globally Ageing Locally Conference.

25 October 2011. Chicago, U.S.A. “Biological and Physiological Measure Innovation in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)”, CCBAR 2011 Annual Meeting.

9 – 12 October 2011. Venice, Italy. “My 85 Year Old Patient Has Recurrent Syncope: Diagnosis and Management Start to Finish” (Case-Based Session), “AF Antithrombotic and Other Therapeutical Aspects” (Oral Communication), “What is the Evidence for Familial/Genetic Susceptibility to Neural Reflex Syncope” (Syncope Session), Venice Arrhythmias.

30 August 2011. Paris, France. “Pitfalls in the Management of Syncope”, European Society of Cardiology.

2 – 3 August 2011. Beijing, China. “TILDA”, Harmonization Meeting.

10 June 2011. Galway, Ireland. “TILDA”, NUI Galway Grand Rounds.

8 June 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, Older and Bolder Board Meeting.

27 May 2011. Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. “A Frailty Instrument for Primary Care: Findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)”, Sanofi Aventis Strategic Committee on Ageing.

25 May 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, Irish Life.

19 May 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”,The Atlantic Philanthropies.

18 May 2011. Paris, France. Meeting to share research interest in ageing (TILDA, TRIL, Falls and Age Related Frailty Prevention, Translational Research in CV Instability and Dementia), Sanofi Aventis Research and Development.

9 May 2011. Dublin, Ireland. TILDA Launch of the report “Fifty Plus in Ireland 2011: First Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

4 May 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, UCD, Geary Institute.

14 April 2011. Bologna, Italy. “Should Criteria for the Diagnosis of Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity be Revised?”, IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) Symposium.

6 April 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

9 March 2011. Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland. “The Ageing Body and Mind”, Ageing Well Network – Business of Ageing – Turning Silver into Gold.

2 February 2011. Cork, Ireland. “TILDA”, Cork University Hospital.

25 – 27 January 2011. Brussels. IMEC and EU Meeting.

25 January 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, Beaumont Hospital Grand Rounds.

24 January 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, Department of Health and Children.

21 January 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital Grand Rounds.

13 January 2011. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, St. Vincent’s Hospital Grand Rounds.


6 December 2010. Dublin, Ireland. “Demographics Research and Clinical Best Practice”, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Healthcare and Design Committee.

26 October 2010. London, U.K. “Rational Management of Syncope”, Royal College of Physicians of London.

16 October 2010. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls Prevention”, Irish Osteoporosis Society.

13 October 2010. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA”, HSE Leaders Forum, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital.

5 October 2010. Birmingham, U.K. “An Outside Assessment of NICE Guidelines”,
“Syncope and Primary Care”, “Syncope Management Units”, Heart Rhythm Congress.

12 July 2010. Santa Monica, California, U.S.A. “Understanding Falls in Ageing – A Novel Approach”, RAND Summer Institute’s Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists.

1 July 2010. London, U.K. “Carotid Sinus Syndrome: Where are We?”, British Geriatric Society Cardiovascular Section.

17 June 2010. Nice, France. “My 82 Year Old Patient Has OH: What Should I Do?”,
Cardiostim Conference.

4 May 2010. London, U.K. “Novel Multidisciplinary Approaches to Falls and Syncope”, Royal Society of Medicine, Alex Comfort Lecture.

22 January 2010. Dublin, Ireland. Keynote Address. Bioengineering in Ireland Conference.


18 – 19 October 2009. Birmingham, U.K. “Syncope in the Elderly”, “Should All Patients with Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity be Paced?”, Heart Rhythm Congress.

7 October 2009. Venice, Italy. “Pacing for Prevention of Falls in the Elderly: How Often Warranted and Who to Pace?”, “Falls and Syncope in the Elderly: A Multidisciplinary Approach is Needed”, Venice Arrhythmias.

27 September 2009. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls and Blackouts”, Prevention is the Cure Conference.

16 September 2009. Dublin, Ireland. “Changing Ageing Partnership – TILDA,
Queen’s University and SPARC”, Trinity College Dublin.

9 September 2009. Leixlip, Ireland. “The Global Ageing Challenge – How Can Technology Play a Role?”, Intel European Research Conference.

4 June 2009. Edinburgh, U.K. “The Future of Falls Management”, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Endowed Lecture.

28 May 2009. Sligo, Ireland. “The Best Way to Investigate Syncope”, Medtronic GP Lecture.
20 May 2009. Dublin, Ireland. “Increasing Life Expectancy: Opportunities and Challenges”,
Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Graves’ Lecture.

14 May 2009. Boston, U.S.A. “Elderly Fainters and Fallers: A Systematic Approach”,
Heart Rhythm Conference .
24 March 2009. Dublin, Ireland. “Are We Ruled by Our Heads or by Our Hearts – Understanding Neurocardiovascular Instability?”, TCD Inaugural Lecture.

9 March 2009. Dublin, Ireland. Brain Awareness Week, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.

4 March 2009. London, U.K. “Managing Syncope”, British Cardiovascular Society and Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Review Course.

13 February 2009. Dublin, Ireland. “Developing a Comprehensive Management Programme for Falls Prevention”, The 3Fs Conference: Fragility, Falls and Fracture, Education and Research Centre, St. Vincent’s University Hospital.


December 2008. Dublin, Ireland. “Mobility and Falls”, CARDI, National Disability Authority and SPARC – Showcasing Ageing and Disability Research – Lessons for Policy and Practice.

November 2008. Birmingham, U.K. “Cognitive Impairment and Syncope – Chicken and Egg”, British Geriatric Society.

November 2008. Stockholm, Sweden. “Neurocardiovascular Instability and Falls”, Berzelius Symposium, Swedish Society of Medicine.

October 2008. Dublin, Ireland. “The Ageing Demographic and Implications for Healthcare”, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.
September 2008. London, U.K. “Syncope – Presentation and Investigation in the Acute Setting”, The Society for Acute Medicine 2nd International Conference, Imperial College, London.

September 2008. York, U.K. Keynote Lecture: “The New Revised AGS/BS/American Academic of Orthopaedic Surgeons Guidelines on Falls”, Falls Conference.

April 2008. Dublin, Ireland. “Impact of Falls in Psychogeriatric Populations”, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) European Meeting.

March 2008. Paris, France. “Organising a Syncope Management Unit”, Subcutaneous Diagnostic and Monitoring Symposium.

February 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “Neurocardiovascular Instability – Gait and
Mental Function”,2nd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function.


November 2007. Straffan, Ireland. “Falling Around the Place”, Clinical Cardiology Conference.

October 2007. Birmingham, U.K. “Syncope in the Older Patient: The State of the Art”, Heart Rhythm Congress.

October 2007. Manchester, U.K. “Syncope and Older People – What’s Different?”,
Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac Network , Arrhythmia in Older People.

October 2007. Venice, Italy. “Syncope and Falls in the Geriatric Patient” (Lecture), “Are Mayer Wave Dynamics Altered in Vasodepressor Carotid Sinus Syncope?” (Abstract Oral Presentation), Venice Arrhythmias.

October 2007. “Medical Professional Perspective on the Benefits of an Arrhythmia Alliance in Ireland”, Arrhythmia Alliance Conference for European Patients and Physicians.

September 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “TILDA – Introducing the Ten-Year Longitudinal Study”, Irish Gerontological Society.

September 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity and Apolipoprotein E3/4 are Associated with Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly” (Abstract Oral Presentation), Phoenix Park Study Group.

June 2007. London, U.K. “Falls in the Acute Setting”, Royal College of Physicians of London, Acute Medicine Conference.

May 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls and Blackouts in Older Persons”, Physiotherapy Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons.

April 2007. Oslo, Norway. “Syncope in the Elderly. Assessment and Treatment”, Norwegian Congress of Geriatrics.

April 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “The Secrets of Successful Ageing”, Dublin Dental Hospital, Resource Day on Ageing.

March 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls in Dementia”, All-Ireland Dementia Meeting, Clontarf Castle.

March 2007. Barcelona, Spain. “Classification and Epidemiology of Syncope”, Subcutaneous Diagnostics and Monitoring Symposium.

March 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “Are We Ruled by Our Hearts or Our Heads?”, Neurological Alliance of Ireland, Brain Awareness Week, Trinity College Dublin.

February 2007. Chiang Mai, Thailand. “Overview of Ageing Survey – TILDA”, “Innovations – Interventions: Natural Experiments and Purposeful Experiments”, Harmonizing of Ageing Conference.

February 2007. Dublin, Ireland. “Psychogenic Syncope”, National Syncope Conference.


December 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls Injuries”, Winter Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI.

November 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls and Syncope”, Mater Hospital.

November 2006. Dublin, Ireland.“Old Age in the New Age”, MSD Science Centre Conference.

November 2006. Chicago, U.S.A. “Syncope and Falls – Evaluation and Treatment of Frequent Unexplained Falls in the Elderly”, PRICE IV – Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm Disorders in the Elderly.

October 2006. Graz, Austria. “Management of Syncope in the Elderly – Clinical Experience”, Fourth International Workshop on Non-Invasive, Haemodynamic, Autonomic and Vascular Monitoring.

September 2006. Birmingham, U.K. “Investigation – Running a Falls and Syncope Unit”, UK Heart Rhythm Congress.

September 2006. Barcelona, Spain. “Syncope and Falls in the Elderly”, World Congress of Cardiology.

June 2006. Harrogate, U.K. “Falls and Osteoporosis”, National Osteoporosis Society Conference.

May 2006. Chicago, U.S.A. “Areas Needing Future Research”, American Geriatric Society, Guidelines for the Prevention of Falls.

April 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “Falls Assessment in Older People: A Neglected Aspect of Palliative Care”, Our Lady’s Hospice and European Association of Palliative Care.

April 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “The Secrets of Successful Ageing”, Dublin Dental Hospital.

April 2006. Gateshead/Newcastle, U.K. British Geriatric Society Spring Meeting.

February 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity Versus Syndrome – the Plot Thickens”, National Syncope Conference.

February 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “The Assessment and Management of Falls in the Elderly”, ICGP Postgraduate Centre, St. James’s Hospital.

January 2006. Dublin, Ireland. “Vitamin D and the impact on Falls”, MSD Osteoporosis Meeting.