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Dr. Eilish Burke
Ussher Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Éilish Burke RGN RNID BNS MSc. PhD. completed her PhD in March 2016, during her studies she achieved a number of awards including Postgraduate of the year 2016 and was appointed as the Ussher Assistant Professor in Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin in September 2016. Éilish originally trained as a general nurse and through her volunteer work with the Special Olympics she developed an interest in intellectual disability (ID). She trained as a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability and has worked in the field for over 25 years. Éilish completed her Masters in Trinity and joined the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) team as a research assistant in 2010. Éilish served as Project Manager from 2011-2016, whilst continuing to play an integral role in IDS-TILDA she is now Ussher Assistant Professor in Ageing and ID in the School of Nursing and Midwifery with her research based with IDS-TILDA. Her research interests include bone health and osteoporosis, inclusionary methods of healthcare screening and healthcare engagement, accessible health promotion and promoting research involvement of people with intellectual disability. She has been a successful collaborator and PI on a number of grants including HRB, EIT and IRC. She designed an accessible format to engaging people in health assessments in the IDS-TILDA study, further developing this into a MOOC 'Improving Health Assessment Among People with Intellectual Disability' which has now attracted more than 6500 learner. She has also developed an accessible online programme for health promotion 'Get Wise about your Health' and was the team lead in the development of the planning tool for end of life, 'Glancing Back Planning Forward'. Her work has attracted much public recognition and was has been in the 'Missing Billion' strategy, an initiative aimed at developing inclusive health systems worldwide. She was recently awarded the International Association for Research on Service Lear4ning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award in recognition of her research work. Dr. Burke is leading the physical health theme of the TCAID and is guiding the future focus of this theme. Administratively Dr. Burke is the Associate Director of TCAID and module lead on a number of modules on the Masters in Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability which is a new and unique course she designed and developed, launched in 2018 it is running successfully. The programme is research led and under pinned by the IDS-TILDA study. Dr Burke is a committed teacher and has been involved in education throughout her career. Her contribution to education and the profession has included co-ordination and development of modules and courses at undergraduate and post graduate level and she is currently the external examiner at Queens University Belfast.

She is a member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, as well as the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the Irish Osteoporosis Society. She sits on the Quality Improvement HSE working group, the HSE Affinity ID working group and the Camphill Communities of Ireland Ethics committee. In response to the recent COVID19 pandemic Dr Burke lead the design of an online educational programme for carer's in ID services on recognition and assessment of COVID 19 among those with intellectual disability in collaboration with the HSE and the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Supporting People with Intellectual Disability at End of Life: Moral Distress among Staff Caregivers During COVID-19 in, editor(s)Roger J. Stancliffe, Michele Y. Wiese, Philip McCallion, and Mary McCarron , End of life and people with intellectual and developmental disability: Contemporary issues, challenges, experiences and practice, Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, [McCarron, M., Kelly K., McCallion, P., Burke, E., Haigh, M. and Wormald A.] Book Chapter, 2022

Chen, S., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. and Burke, E., The use of Timed up and Go: Identifying mobility issues amongadults with intellectual disability, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSIDD Europe Congress: Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 34, (5), Blackwell Publishing LTD, 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL DOI

Lynch, L., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. & Burke, E.,, Sedentary behaviour levels in adults with an intellectual disability: a systematic review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', 9th - 11th March, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL

Burke E, Dennehy H, Bakker A, Bowman S, Murphy E, Maes-Festen D., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, and Oppewal A., The Methodological Approach to the Co-Creation of Online Health Education with and for Individuals with Intellectual Disability, Global Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 7, (5), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Burke. E., Carroll, R., Ding, AW., Yaman, M., Walsh, JB., McCallion P and McCarron M., Men's Bones Matter Too, a Cross Sectional Study Examining Bone Health among Men with Intellectual Disability in Ireland., OBM Geriatrics , 5, (4), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Reilly, E., Carroll, R., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Burke, E., The impact of ageing for people with down syndrome over the age of 40-years living in Ireland. A 10-year longitudinal follow-up, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', Dublin, 9th - 11th March, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL

Burke, E., Carroll, R., Walsh, J., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M., An exploration of the association between bone health and hand grip strength among older men with intellectual disability, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', Dublin, 9th - 11th March, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL

Ryan, J., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Luus, R., Burke, E.A., Overweight/obesity and chronic health conditions in older people with intellectual disability in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL

Dee, B., Burke, E., Romero-Ortuno, R., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M., Exploring a Social Conceptualisation of Frailty among Older Adults with an Intellectual Disability, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', Dublin, 9th - 11th March, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL

Dennehy, H., Oppewal, A., Bowman, S., A. Bakker and Burke, EA, Get Wise about your health; supporting people with intellectual disability to be health savvy, Transforming Healthcare in a Changing World: New Ways of Thinking and Working, Trinity College Dublin, 9-11th March 2021, 2021 Conference Paper, 2021 URL

O'Brien, F., McCallion, P., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E. and McCarron M., The prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland: a cross sectional study, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20, (4), 2021, p315 - 323 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Lynch L, McCarron M, McCallion P and Burke E., Sedentary behaviour levels in adults with an intellectual disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis, HRB Open Res, 4, (69), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Burke, E., Bakker, A., Dennehy, H., Bowman, S. and Oppewal, A., Get Wise about your health, developing inclusive online education , IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD Invited Talk, 2021 DOI URL

Dee, B., Burke, E., Romero-Ortuno, R., McCallion, P and McCarron M., Factors associated with the progression of deficit accumulation frailty among adults with an intellectual disability: a systematic review revealing research gaps, HRB Open Research, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Molloy, R., Burke, E., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M., A descriptive quantitative exploration of the foot health status of older adults with intellectual disability in Ireland over 10 years., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', Dublin, 9th - 11th March, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL

Donohoe, N., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. and Burke, E., A novel approach to engaging people with intellectual disability as contributors in research, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD Invited Talk, 2021 DOI URL

McDermott, S., O'Donovan, M-A., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Lynch, L., & Burke, E., Training Older Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) as Physical Activity leaders 2020 (PPALS2), Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2021 (THEconf2021): 'Transforming healthcare in a changing world: new ways of thinking and working', Dublin, 9th - 11th March, 2021 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL

McCarron, M., McCausland, D., Luus, R., Allen, A., Sheerin, F., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F. & McCallion, P., The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on older adults with an intellectual disability during the first wave of the pandemic in Ireland, HRB Open Research, 4, (93), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Burke, E., & Timmins, F., End of Life Care for People with an Intellectual Disability a Qualitative Exploration of Staff Carers' Experiences, BMC Palliative Care, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Molloy, R., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. and Burke, E., A longitudinal exploration of the foot health status of older adults with intellectual disability, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSIDD Europe Congress: Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 34, (5), Blackwell Publishing LTD, 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Oral Presentation, 2021 DOI URL

Darker, C.D., Mullin, M., Doyle, L., Tanner, M., McGrath, D., Doherty, L., Dreyer-Gibney, K., Barrett, E.M., Flynn, D., Murphy, P., Ivers, J.H., Burke, E., Ryan, M., McCarron, M., Murphy, P., Sheils, O., Hevey, D., Leen, A., Keogh, L., Walls, B., Bennett, A.E., Petersen, F., Nolan, A., Barry, J.M., Developing a health promoting university in Trinity College Dublin-overview and outline process evaluation, Health Promotion International, 2021, p1-14 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Lynch, L., McCallion, P., McCarron, M. and Burke, E., Examining the sedentary behaviour levels among older adults withintellectual disability, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSIDD Europe Congress: Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 34, (5), Blackwell Publishing LTD, 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL DOI

Burke, E., Bakker, A., Dennehy, H., Bowman, S and Oppewal A., Including People with intellectual disability in online health education, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th -8th July, 2021, IASSIDD Invited Talk, 2021 DOI URL

Dee, B., Burke, E., Romero-Ortuno, R., McCallion, P., and McCarron, M., Social frailty among older adults with an intellectual disability, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6th IASSIDD Europe Congress: Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 34, (5), Blackwell Publishing LTD, 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Poster, 2021 DOI URL

O'Brien, F., McCallion, P., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E., and McCarron, M., Reflections about hypertension in older adults with an intellectual disability: the importance of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring (HBPM)-Authors' reply,, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20, (4), 2021, p391 Journal Article, 2021

Murphy, E., Dennehy, H., Bakker, A., Oppewal, A., Bowman, S. and Burke, E., Promoting engagement during a pandemic, advancing the health andwellbeing of individuals with intellectual disabilities, IASSIDD 6th European Congress, Value Diversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th - 8th July 2021, 2021, IASSIDD Invited Talk, 2021 URL DOI

McCarron, M., Allen, A., McCausland, D., Haigh, M., Luus, R., Bavussantakath, F.R., Sheerin, F., Mulryan, N., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F. & McCallion, P., The impact of COVID-19 on people ageing with an intellectual disability in Ireland: Protocol for a follow-up survey., HRB Open Research, 4, (95), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

O'Donohoe, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M and Burke E., Engaging people with intellectual disability in research, a novel approach., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020

Burke, EA., Bowman, S., Murphy, E., Oppewal, A., McCallion, P., and McCarron M., Get Wise About Your Health, Supporting people with intellectual disability to be health savvy: Sharing preliminary findings from public engagement and involvement in research , Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020

McDermott, S., O'Donovan, M-A., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Lynch, L., & Burke, E., Older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) as physical activity leaders in Ireland and Spain, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Dublin, 3rd - 5th March, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Smith, M., Manduchi, B., Burke, E., Carroll, R., McCallion, P. & McCarron, M., Communication difficulties in adults with Intellectual Disability: Results from a national cross-sectional study, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 97, (103557), 2020, p1-12 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Burke, EA., Bowman, S., McCallion, P., McCarron, M. and Gallagher, S., The use of massive open online courses to improve the healthcare service for adults with intellectual disability, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020

O' 'Connell, J., Burke, E., McMahon N, McCallion, P., McCarron, M, Henman, M., O'Dwyer M, Medication Burden and Frailty in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 29, (4), 2020, p482 - 492 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Dee, B., Burke, E., Romero-Ortuno, R., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M., Factors associated with frailty among older adults with an intellectual disability: a systematic review of the literature, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Dublin, 3rd - 5th March, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020 URL

Burke, EA., Walsh, JB., McCalion, P. and McCarron, M., A descriptive examination of the link between men with intellectual disabilities, bone health and grip strength., Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, March 2020, 2020 Poster, 2020

Burke, EA., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P., and McCarron, M., Making Reasonable Adjustment to Enable and Support People with Intellectual Disability Engage in Objective Health Measures in a Research Study; The Health Fair In The Intellectual Disability Supplement To The Irish Longitudinal Study On Ageing., Inclusion, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Manduchi B, Walshe M, Burke E, Carroll R, McCallion P, McCarron M , Prevalence and risk factors for choking in adults with intellectual disability: Results from a national cross sectional study. , Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability , 46, (2), 2020, p126 - 137 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Burke, EA.and McCarron, M., The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) - Ageing and intellectual disability , International Winter School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, January 6th - 17th , 2020, School of Nursing and Midwifery Invited Talk, 2020

Sheerin, F., Fleming, S., Burke, E., Byrne, K., Cleary, M., Doyle, C. and Keenan, P., Exploring mental health issues in people with an intellectual disability, Learning Disability Practice, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Burke, E. , Irish findings on quality in life and death for people with ID. , Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Glasgow, Scotland, 6th - 9th August, 63, (7), 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Claire O'Dwyer; Martin Henman; Mary Mc Carron; Eva O'Leary; Philip McCallion; Eilish Burke; Juliette O'Connell; Maire O'Dwyer, Prevalence and patterns of antipsychotic use and their associations with mental health and problem behaviours among older adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities , 32, (4), 2019, p981 - 993 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Burke, E., When someone with IDD becomes frail, formal and informal carers need support to., Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, IASSIDD World Congress, Scotland, July 2019, 63, (7), 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

O'Connell J, Henman MC, Burke E, Donegan C, McCallion P, McCarron M, O'Dwyer M, Association of Drug Burden Index with Grip Strength, Timed Up and Go and Barthel Index Activities of Daily Living in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Observational Cross-sectional Study, BMC Geratrics, (173), 2019, p1 - 21 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Al Mutairi HK, O'Dwyer M, McCarron M, McCallion P, Burke E, Henman MC., Laxative use among older adults with intellectual disability: A cross-sectional observational study, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 42, 2019, p88 - 99 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Burke, EA., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., A quantitative examination of the bone health status of older adults with intellectual and developmental disability in Ireland: a cross sectional nationwide study., British Medical Journal, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Burke, EA., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Bowman, S. and Gallagher, S., The use of massive open online courses to improve the healthcare service for adults with intellectual disability, THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, Glasgow, August 2019, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Burke, EA., Carroll, R., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P. and McCarron, M., Bone health, grip strength and older men with intellectual disability , THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, Glasgow , August 2019, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Burke, EA., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P and McCarron, M., Osteoporosis and People with Down Syndrome: A Preliminary Descriptive Examination of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Wave 1 Results, Health, 10, (9), 2018, p1233 - 1249 Journal Article, 2018 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Burke, EA., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P. and McCarron, Engaging adults with intellectual disability (ID) in objective measurements for the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing , SPHeRE Network Conference , RCSI, Dublin, 11th Jan 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018

Horan, P., Fleming, S., Cleary., Burke, E., Doyle, C., Byrne, K., Griffiths, G., Keenan, P, 'Sweet Dreams': An Evidence Based Approach to Effective Sleep Hygiene Maintenance for People living with an Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability Practice, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Burke, E, A., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Bowman, S, Building Inclusive Communities: Learning from the world, Involving Older Adults in Research - Lessons from 10 Years of IDS-TILDA, USA, November 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Keenan P.M., Fleming S., Horan P., Byrne K., Burke E., Cleary M., Doyle C. & Griffiths C., , Urinary continence promotion and the person with an intellectual disability,, Positive Choices - Heroes and Champions deserve to live a life free from fear, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin., 19th April 2018, edited by Positive Choices , 2018, ppdoi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1878 Conference Paper, 2018

Ouellette-Kuntz, H., Martin, L., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., McGlinchey, E., Sandberg, M., Schoufour, J., Shooshtari, S., Temple, B, How best to support individuals with IDD as they become frail: Development of a Consensus Statement, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities , 32, (1), 2018, p35 - 42 Journal Article, 2018 URL

O'Connell, J., Burke, E., Mulryan, N., O'Dwyer, C., Donegan, C., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M., O'Dwyer, M, Drug Burden Index to Define the Burden of Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study , British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 84, 2018, p553 - 567 Journal Article, 2018 Other DOI TARA - Full Text

Overview of the Important Physical Health Concerns in, editor(s)Vee P. Prasher and Matthew P. Janicki , Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Springer Nature, 2018, [Burke, E.A., O'Dwyer, M., McGlinchey, E., Foran, S., MacGiolla Phadraig, C., Carroll, R., McCallion, P. and McCarron, M] Book Chapter, 2018 DOI

Burke, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, "Men's Bones Matter Too; Fracture risk and associated osteoporosis among older men with intellectual disability, Health SIRG 2017 , Belfast, 19th June, 2017 Poster, 2017

Burke, E., McCarron, M.,, Physical health and older adults with intellectual disabilities, Ageing and Older Adults with Learning Disabilities Conference, Edinburgh, 9th June, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

O'Dwyer, C., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Burke, E., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M O'Connell, J., , Prevalence and Associated Factors of Behaviours which Challenge Among Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Ireland, Research in Developmental Disabilities , 61, (10), 2017, p969-983 Journal Article, 2017

Burke, E; McCallion, P., Walsh, J.B., McCarron, M., An exploration of the bone health of older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 16, (2), 2017, p99 - 114 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Burke, E., McCarron, M.,, An exploration of the bone health of older adults with an intellectual disability, 2017 International Summit on Ageing with an Intellectual Disability, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin, 20th September, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

O'Connell, J., Henman, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Burke, E., O'Dwyer, C., Mulryan, N., Donegan, C., O'Dwyer, M. , Drug Burden Index and Physical Function in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study, Bridging the gap: From evidence to improved health from persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities Health SIRG, Belfast Ireland, 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

O'Connell J., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E; Henman, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P;, Drug Burden Index and Physical Function Measures in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, ESCP International Symposium , Germany, 9th - 11th October, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Caoimhin MacGiolla, Phadraig., McCarron, M, Why do older adults with intellectual disabilities not wear dentures, 23rd iADH Congress in conjunction with SCDA 28th Annual Meeting, Chicago, 16th April, 2016 Poster, 2016

King, E., Okodogbe, T., Burke, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., O'Donovan, MA, Activities of daily living and transition to community living for adults with intellectual disabilities, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24, (5), 2016, p357 - 365 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Burke, EA., Carroll, R., Walsh, JB., McCarron, M., McCallion, P,, The Feasibility of Utilising Quantitative Ultrasound as a Method of Objectively Measure in Bone Status among Older Adults with Intellectual Disability., IASSIDD Congress, Melbourne, Australia,, Melbourne Australia, 15th - 19th August,, 2016 Poster, 2016

Burke, EA., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P. and McCarron, M., ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL, MAKING REASONABLE ADJUSTMENT TO FACILITATE THE ENGAGEMENT OF PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN OBJECTIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT., IASSIDD Congress, Melbourne, Australia, , Melbourne, Australia, 15th - 19th August, , 2016 Poster, 2016

Burke, EA., McCarron, M.,Walsh, JB., Carroll, R and McCallion, P, Prevalence and predictors of osteoporosis risk among older adults with intellectual disability n Ireland, IASSIDD Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 15th - 19th August, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

O'Dwyer, M., Belton, A, Burke, E., Mulryan, N., Pekar, J., McCallion, P, McCarron, M., Henman, M, Antipsychotics in older people with ID: Prevalence and associated risks, IAGG-ER 8th Conference, Dublin, 25th April, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Burke, EA., McCallion, P., Walsh, JB., McCarron, M, An investigation into the bone health and bone quality among older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland., Annual Medical Conference, Irish Osteoporosis Society , Trinity College, 31st October, edited by Dublin , 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

MacGiolla Phadraig C., McCarron M. , Burke E., Cleary E., McGlinchey E., McCallion P., Nunn., J. , Total tooth loss and complete denture use in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 75, (2), 2015, p101 - 108 Journal Article, 2015

Burke, E., McCallion, P., Walsh, JB., McCarron, M, The Bone Status of Adults with Intellectual Disability: Results from the Second Wave of IDs-TILDA, IAGG-ER 8th Conference, Dublin, 23rd April, 2015 Poster, 2015

Mac Giolla, Phadraig C., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., Nunn, J., McCarron, M, Dental attendance among older adults with intellectual disabilities in ireland, Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, Trinity College, 16th September, 2015 Poster, 2015

Burke, E., McCarron, M., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P, The feasibility of utilising quantitative ultrasound as a method of objectiviely measuring bone status among older adults with Intellectual Disability, IAGG-ER 8th Conference, Dublin, 23rd April, 2015 Poster, 2015

Burke, EA., McCallion, P., Walsh, JB., McCarron, M, Examining the bone health of older adults with intellectual disability, Irish Gerontological Society PhD Conference, Education Centre, Our Lady's Hopice, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Burke, EA., McCarron, M, The IDS-TILDA Study - An overview with focus on speech and language, Masterclass for speech and language master students, School of Speech and Language, Trinity College, 9th October, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

MacGiolla Phadraig, C.M.G., Burke, E., Mccallion, P., (...), Nunn, J., Mccarron, M. , Dental attendance among older adults with intellectual disabilities in ireland , Special Care in Dentistry, 34, (6), 2014, p265 - 272 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Burke E, McCarron M, Carroll R, McGlinchey E, McCallion P, What it's like to grow older: the aging perceptions of people with an intellectual disability in Ireland., Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 52, (3), 2014, p205-19 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Burke, E., McCarron, M., Swinburne, J., McGlinchey, E., Carroll, R., McCallion, P, What it's like to grow older: The ageing perceptions of people with intellectual disability in Ireland. , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 52, (3), 2014, p205 - 219 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

McCarron M, O'Dwyer M, Burke E, McGlinchey E, McCallion P, Epidemiology of epilepsy in older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland: associations and service implications., American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, 119, (3), 2014, p253-60 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., , The Ageing Perceptions of Older Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference & Student Colloqium, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

McCarron, M., Swinburne, J., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Carroll, R., McCallion, P, Patterns of multimorbidity in an older population of persons with an intellectual disability: results from the intellectual disability supplement to the Irish longitudinal study on aging (IDS-TILDA)., Research in developmental disabilities, 34, (1), 2013, p521 - 527 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., Burke, E., Carroll, R., McCarron, M, Exploring the Issue of Employment for Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, 26, (4), 2013, p335 - 343 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., Burke, E., McCarron, M., Examining the area of Employment for Adults with an Intellectual Disability, 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference & Student Colloqium, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

McCallion P, Burke E, Swinburne J, McGlinchey E, Carroll R & McCarron M, Influence of environment, predisposing, enabling and need variables on personal health choices of adults with intellectual disability., Health, 5, (4), 2013, p749 - 756 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

McGlinchey E, McCallion P, Burke E, Carroll R & McCarron M, Exploring the issue of employment of adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland., JARID, 26, (4), 2013, p335-43 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McCallion, P., Burke, E., Swinburne, J., McGlinchey, E., Carroll, R., McCarron, M, The influence of environment, predisposing, enabling and need variables on personal health choices of adults with intellectual disability., The Health Well, 4, 2013, p749 - 756 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Understanding the similarities and differences in aging with an intellectual disability: Linking Irish general population and intellectual disability datasets in, editor(s)R. Urbano , Using Secondary Datasets to Understand Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their Families , New York, Academic Press, 2013, pp206 - 233, [McCallion, P., Swinburne, J., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M.] Book Chapter, 2013 DOI

Burke, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. , The Silent Thief of Bone: Developing a baseline picture of the bone health of adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland, 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference & Student Colloqium, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

McCallion, P., Burke, E., McCarron, M., Hopes for the Future: The impact of caring for a family member with an Intellectual Disability who is ageing., IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Canada, July 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

McCarron, M., Swinburne. J., Burke. E., McGlinchey, E., & McCallion, P, Physical health and multiple morbidity in Irish people with an intellectual disabiltiy as they age., IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Canada, July , 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Burke, E., McCallion, P., Swinburne, J., Carroll, R., McCarron, M., I'm Not Ready Yet: What people with an Intellectual Disability say about growing older and retirement in Ireland., IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Canada, July, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

McCallion, P., Swinburne, J., Burke, E., McGlinchey,E., Carroll, R., McCarron, M., Health Care Utilisation by Adults with an Intellectual Disability Ageing in Ireland., IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Canada, July, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Burke, EA. and Foran, S., Understanding the fall event, fear of falling the invisible risk and falls assessment a practical approach., Falls Management Conference , Online, October 6th 2021, 2021, CMG Events Invited Talk, 2021 URL

Burke, EA., Bone Health for Life: Accosting the Silent Thief, Geriatric Care Conference 2021, Online, September 23rd 2021, 2021, CMG Events Invited Talk, 2021 URL

EA Burke, End of Life and Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disability, Dying Matters, Lets talk about it, School of Nursing and Midwifery Queen's University Belfast, December 2nd 2021, 2021, School of Nursing Queens University Invited Talk, 2021

McMahon, G and Burke, É., Oral Health Challenges for Individuals with Dementia in Long Term Care and Community Care: A Literature Review, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Integrated Health Care Developing Integrated Person-Centered Health Systems, TheConfo2020, Trinity College Dublin, 2020 Poster, 2020

McCarron, M., McCausland, D., Allen, A.P., Luus, R., Sheerin, F., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Flannery, F., & McCallion, P., THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 on People Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland 2020 - Evidence from Wave 4 of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), Dublin, December, 2020 Report, 2020 URL

McCarron M, Sheerin F, Roche L, Ryan A M, Griffiths C, Keenan P, Doody O, D'Eath M, Burke E and McCallion P., Shaping the future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland., Dublin, Health Services Executive, 2018, p1 - 150 Report, 2018 URL

Burke, E., McCarron M and McCallion P, Supporting Public and Patient Involvement in Research , Using IDS-TILDA as an example for true patient and public involvement (PPI), EIT Health/ACM SIGCHI e-Health Summer School 2017, Trinity College Dublin, June 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Burke, EA., Understanding the bone health of older adults with an intellectual disability, 2017 Summit on Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin Ireland, 20th September 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

McCarron, M., Burke, E, To ensure 'nothing about us without us', Engaged Research: Society& Higher Education Working Together to Address Grand Societal Challenges, Mansion House, Dublin, 13th January, 2017, Irish Research Council & Campus Engage Invited Talk, 2017

Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., O'Dwyer, M., Foran, S., MacGiolla Phadraig, C., O'Connell,J., Ryan, J., Carroll R. and McCarron, M, Physical Health Prevalence and incidence of chronic health conditions across 10 years IN: Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), Trinity College Dublin, 2017, p58 - 85 Report, 2017 URL

Burke, E., McCarron, M, Ageing and the changing needs of people with an intellectual disability, International Occupational Therapy Group from Singapore, St James Hospital, February, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Prof Mary McCarron and Dr Eilish Burke, Working wiht people with intellectual disabilities and their families - practical strategies and not just words, Do Nothing About Me Without Me:Public and Patient Involvement Demystified, Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity Centre, St. James Hospital, 19th May, 2017, International Clinical Trials Day Symposium Invited Talk, 2017

Burke E., and Keating L., Supporting people with an intellectual disability to be an active participant in their own health; , Frontline, (105), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Burke, E., McCarron, M, IDS-TILDA, An overview from the beginning, Research Study Day, Dublin, January, 2017, St John of God Invited Talk, 2017

Burke, E & O'Donovan, MA , Lessons learnt from Wave 1 and Wave 2 of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing - IDS-TILDA. , UCD, School of Psychology, September , 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Burke, E., McCarron, M, Bone health and older adults with intellectual disability., Research Study Day, Dublin, November, 2016, Daughters of Charity Invited Talk, 2016

McDermott, Aoife, A descriptive quantitative study examining the prevalence of constipation in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, 2016 Thesis, 2016

Burke, EA. , 'Investigating osteoporosis among adults with intellectual disability', Innovation Academy , Trinity College Dublin, 2015, - Film production, 2015

Burke, EA., McCarron, M, The lives and needs of older people with learning disabilities in Ireland, The BILD 2015 International Ageing Well Research and Practice Conference, Aston University, Bermingham, 4th December, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Burke, EA., McCallion, P. and McCarron M. , Advancing Years, Different Challenges: Wave 2 IDS-TILDA Findings on the ageing of people with an intellectual disability. Dublin: School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin., Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Trinity College, 2015 Report, 2015

McCarron, M., Burke, EA. & O'Dwyer, M. , Findings and Policy Implications of the IDS-TILDA study. An address on ageing and intellectual disabilities to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Contributed to the preparation of submission documents on Ageing and Intellectual Disability to the Oireachtas Health Committee, 2015, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

McGlinchey, E., McCausland, D., Burke, EA., Carroll, R., O'Donovan, MA., Mulryan, N., Shivers, C., O'Dwyer, M., McCallion P and McCarron, M., Advancing Years, Different Challenges: Wave 2 IDS-TILDA Findings on the ageing of people with an intellectual disability. An Accessible Report, Accessible version, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Trinity College, 2015 Report, 2015

Burke, EA.,, Health, well-being and community participation: IDS-TILDA, Camphill Community National Conference, Kilkenny, July, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Burke, EA., McCarron, M, Unlocking the determinants of ageing and bone health among adults with an intellectual disability, Disability Research Seminar, Dublin, 3rd November, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

Burke, EA. , The changing health profile of adults with intellectual disability: Results from Wave 2 IDS-TILDA, National Disability Authority , Dublin, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Burke. EA., McCallion, P. and McCarron, M. , Bone health and people with Intellectual Disability. A Comprehensive Approach to Health and Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities as they Age,, IASSIDD Academy on Education, Teaching, and Research, European Congress, University of Vienna, Austria, 2014, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Academy Invited Talk, 2014

McCarron, M., McGlinchey, E., Burke EA. & McCallion P., 'Scenes from Our Lives ', Trinity College Dublin, 2014, - Film production, 2014

McCarron. M., Swinburne. J., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Mulryan, N., Andrews, V., Foran, S., & McCallion. P., Growing Older with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland 2011; First Results from the The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., 2011 Report, 2011

McCarron, M., Swinburne, J., Burke, EA., McGlinchey, E., Mulryan, N., Andrews, V., Foran, S. and McCallion P. , The Physical and Behavioural Health of Older adults with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland 2011: First results from IDS-TILDA, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Education Day, Dublin, December 2011, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

McCarron, M., Swinburne, J., Burke, EA., McGlinchey, E., Mulryan, N., Andrews, V., Foran, S. and McCallion P. , Growing Older with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, First results from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing -An Accessible Report. , Accessible version, Trinity College Dublin, 2011 Report, 2011

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Get Wise About Your Health: COVID 19 Costed Extensions Fund
  • Summary
    • Due to the pandemic, the team were not able to engage directly with the participants as planned via service providers and focus group interviews. Lockdown occurred at the time when the team were planning to visit homes and residences. The team, therefore, changed the methods of engagement with the participants. This, however, created two challenges which contributed to further delays. Firstly, as this was a change in methodology, the ethics applications from each service had to be amended and resubmitted. Secondly, individuals with intellectual disability were predominantly unfamiliar with online engagement or online interviews. The team needed to promote this type of engagement. This involved building familiarity with the online experience; establishing the skill, devices and broadband connection of each participant; and working with carers to support activity before interviews could take place. The actual interview process had to be remodelled as the team were initially using focus group techniques with themes and concepts, which were switched to a direct one-to-one format. This grant is to support completion of the project.
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA Covid Support
  • Title
    • EQUIP: Examining Quality, Use and Impact of Psychotropic (Use) in older adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Summary
    • Examining the quality and trends of psychotropic use of older adults with intellectual disability over a ten year period in Ireland to inform practice and policy and to optimise medicines use and health outcomes.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Dec. 1st 2021
  • Title
    • Development of OPTIMA-ID: Optimising Pharmaco-Therapy and Improving Medication for Ageing with Intellectual Disability
  • Summary
    • Developing an evidence-based tool: OPTIMA-ID (Optimising Pharmaco-Therapy and Improving Medication for Ageing with Intellectual Disability) to guide medicines optimisation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Dean's Research Fund
  • Date From
    • Sept 2021
  • Date To
    • Sept 2022
  • Title
    • Get Wise to your health 2: supporting people with an intellectual disability to get health savvy
  • Summary
    • This project continues the developement of online educational specifically designed with adults with intellectual disability for adults with intellecutal disability. Again the aim is to co-create and co-produce an accessible health educational programme with people with intellectual disability to support them understand and develop the skills that contribute to promoting their own health. This second phase will also include the addition of a downloadable app enabling people access the programme anytime anywhere.
  • Funding Agency
    • EIT Health
  • Date From
    • Jan 2021
  • Date To
    • Dec 2021
  • Title
    • End of Life Care
  • Summary
    • Palliative and end of life care for older adults with intellectual disability in Ireland, through a social justice lens, in association with the IDS-TILDA study end of life experiences were explored.
  • Funding Agency
    • AIIHPC
  • Date From
    • Jan 2013
  • Date To
    • Dec 2016

Keywords

Ageing; Ageing & Intellectual Disability - Changing Service Needs; Ageing & Intellectual Disability Issues; Ageing, Health and Intellectual Disability ; BONE; Down Syndrome, dementia and ageing; OSTEOPOROSIS; Palliative and end of life care

Recognition

Representations

Core team member of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing; Leading the Physical Health Theme 2011

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board and Steering Committee to IDS-TILDA 2011

Member of the Trinty Centre for Ageing and Intellecutal Disability (TCAID) Executive Management Committee. 2017

Member of the Intellectual Disability Discipline and undergraduate course curriculum committee 2016

Member of Healthy Campus Health Trinity Group 2016

Member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee 2017

Member of the Scholars Committee School of Nursing and Midwifery 2019

Member of the HSE Quality Improvement Committee 2018

External Examiner to the Intellectual Disability Programme Queens University 2019

Course Coordinator for the Masters in Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability 2017

Member of the special Interest Research Group Ageing IASSID 2012

Member of the Special Interest Research Group Health IASSID 2013

Course co-ordinator representative and member of the post graduate course committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD 2016

Course co-ordinator representative and member of the postgraduate management committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD 2017

Chair of the Masters in Ageing and ID Curriculum Development Committee 2016

Academic representative on the e-Learning college working group. 2019

Faculty of Health and Sciences Academic Representative on the Trinity Education and Learning College Review Committee. 2019

Faculty of Health Academic represetative on INDEx - National Digital Experience Survey 2019 2019

Awards and Honours

Winner of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award November 15th 2021

Nominated and Shortlisted for Trinity Civic Engagement Award 2020/21

Innovation in Teaching Dean's Award Sept. 2018

Dean's Research Award 2017 06.03.2017

Winning juried SIRGAIDD Award for best student poster at the Boston roundtable of the IASSIDD special interest group on ageing with an intellectual disability. September 2013

Winner of the Trinity College Postgraduate of the Year Showcase 2016 March 2016

Memberships

Ethics Committee Member, Camphill Communities of Ireland, Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability 2019 – To date

Member of the 'Healthy Campus Healthy Trinity Group' 2017 – To date

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board to The Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 2016 – To date

Member of the Irish Gerontological Society 2014 – 2019

Member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation 2014 – To date

Member of the Irish Osteoporosis Society 2013 – To date

Member if the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2012 – To date

Member of the Steering Committee to The Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 2011 – To date