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Dr Nora Donnelly

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr Nora Donnelly


Dr Nora Donnelly is a Postdoctoral Researcher working on the StrokeCog study, a collaboration between RCSI and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Nora is based at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

The study aims to profile cognitive function in acute and long-term stroke patients and to test the impact of a brief intervention, and is funded by a HRB Inter-Disciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grant.

Nora is responsible for Work Package 3 which aims to cost post-stroke cognitive impairment-dementia continuum and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of hypothetical interventions to reduce cognitive impairment after stroke. Nora completed her PhD in 2017 as part of the HRB PhD Scholar’s Programme in Health Services Research at RCSI. Her thesis focused on the extent to which family carer stress influences the transition of community-dwelling older people to long-term care.

She also holds a MA (SocSci) in Politics from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Applied Social Research, from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to her PhD, Nora worked with the National Centre for the Protection of Older People and the School of Public Health in UCD. She also worked with GOAL evaluating the impact of HIV/AIDS and disability health services. Nora’s research interests include ageing, caregiving and the determinants of healthcare utilisation, particularly long-term care.


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