Position: Head of Department of Medical Gerontology Trinity College Dublin
Prof Kenny is the appointed champion for Ageing research at Trinity College Dublin and Director of the new Centre for Ageing at St. James’s Hospital Dublin since 2006.
Prior to this Prof Kenny was appointed as the Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (since 1994) and co-founder of the Newcastle University Institute of Ageing and Health.
Prof Kenny is author of in excess of 200 original publications & reviews and 42 book chapters and 3 text books.
Professor Kenny is the lead PI for the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA www.tilda.ie), a 10 year long study of 8,000 participants - unique in its collection of biological, social and economic measures; co-PI for TRIL – Technology Research for Independent Living (www.trilcentre.org); for which she leads the Clinical Strand focussing on technologies for Falls and Age related frailty prevention; Prof Kenny is also the lead PI for a 5 year translational research program of cardiovascular instability and dementia.
Professor Kenny has also been an advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Ageing Research in the UK, Co author and board member of International Advisory Committees such as the European Heart Syncope Task Force, The American Geriatric Society Falls Prevention Task Force, the UK NICE Guidelines for Falls Prevention and for Heart Failure Management and the Scientific Committee of the European Geriatric Society.
Areas of research expertise - Clinical research/ Policy Research, Dementia, Cardiovascular Disease in Ageing, Falls and Syncope.