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Dr. Eimear Mc Glinchey
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr Eimear McGlinchey is an Assistant Professor in Intellectual Disability in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute. Eimear's background is in Psychology and her primary area of interest is in the promotion and maintenance of cognitive health in people with an intellectual disability, with particular focus on the area of dementia in people with Down syndrome.

Eimear is PI on the project PREVENT dementia - DS, a study examining early neuroimaging, blood-based and cognitive biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome. This project is part of a collaborative international study with the Horizon 21 European Down syndrome Consortium. Eimear was PI of the BEADS study: Brain Exercise for Adults with Downs Syndrome. This intervention study examined the effects of cognitive training on levels of executive function in adults with Down syndrome.

Eimear has worked with the IDS-TILDA study since 2009 and is a member of the scientific advisory committee. IDS-TILDA is a longitudinal study researching ageing in Ireland among people with an intellectual disability aged 40 and over. This study is the first of its kind in Europe, and the only study able to directly compare the ageing of people with intellectual disability with the general ageing population.

Her other areas of interest include equity, social inclusion and participatory methodologies as well as accessiblity and innovative dissemination.

She has contributed to both the Masters and Undergraduate teaching programme in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and is a member of the curriculum development group for the Masters on Ageing Health and Wellbeing in adults with intellectual disability. She has a number of publications and has disseminated widely through national and international conferences.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Down syndrome and Dementia: Advances in the field, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Young,P., Estarella, M., Coomans, E., Srikrishna, M., Beaumont,H., Maass, A., Venkataraman, A., Lissaman,R., Jiménez, D., Betts, M.J., McGlinchey, E., Berron, D., O'Connor,A., Fox, N., Pereira, J., Jagust, W., Carter, S., Paterson, R., Schöll, M., Imaging Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration: Current and Future Practices, Alzheimer's Research and Therapy , 12, (49), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Roe, L., Galvin, M., Booi, L., Brandao, L., Salas, J. L., McGlinchey, E., & Walrath, D., o live and age as who we really are: Perspectives from older LGBT+ people in Ireland., HRB Open Research, 3, (6), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Ageing with Intellectual Disability: Dementia and Cognitive Decline in, editor(s)J. Matson , Handbook of Dual Disorders, 2020, [1. Sheerin F, McCallion P, McGlinchey E, O'Dwyer M, Reilly E, McCarron, M ] Book Chapter, 2020

Mac Giolla, Phadraig C., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., Nunn, J., McCarron, M, Non-restrictive support strategies for adults with intellectual disabilities: A focus group study exploring dentists decision making and communication., Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Developing National Positive Ageing Indicators for People with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, August 2019, 63, (7), Wiley, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019 DOI

McGlinchey, Eimear; McCarron, M., Holland, AJ., McCallion, P , Examining the effects of computerised cognitive training on levels of executive function in adults with Down syndrome, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63, 2019, p1137 - 1150 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P,, McDermott, S., Foley, M., Burke, E.A., O'Donovan, M-A., McCausland, D., Gibney, S., McCarron, M. , Positive Ageing Indicators for People with an Intellectual Dsiability 2018, Dublin: Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, 2019 Report, 2019

McGLinchey, E., Whelan, R., McCarron, M. , Dementia in People with Down syndrome: An Underrepresented Population, Engage Dementia , Croke Park, Dublin , May, 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Developing National Positive Ageing Indicators for People with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, August 2019, 63, (7), Wiley, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P. & McCarron, M., Inclusion of people with Down syndrome in dementia research: Awareness, engagement and attitudes., 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 Oral Presentation, 2019 DOI

Dementia and Intellectual Disability: Prevalence, Assessment and Post-Diagnostic Support in, editor(s)Johnny Matson , Handbook of Intellectual Disabilities, Springer , 2019, pp965 - 986, [Eimear McGlinchey, Evelyn Reilly, Philip McCallion, Pamela Dunne, Niamh Mulryan, Mary McCarron] Book Chapter, 2019 URL

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

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

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Patterns of dementia and epilepsy in adults with Down syndrome in Ireland: data from IDS-TILDA, JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens, May 2018, 31, (4), Wiley, 2018, pp552 - 552 Oral Presentation, 2018

The Test for Severe Impairment in, Neuropsychological Assessments of Dementia in People with Down syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities, 2017, [McCarron, M., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., Reilly, E., Dunne, P., McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., ] Book Chapter, 2017

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M, Cognitive Training with Adults with Down syndrome, 2017 International Summit on Ageing with an Intellectual Disability, TBSI Dublin, 20th September, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, The impact of Cognitive Training on Executive Function in Adults with Down syndrome, 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, 15-19 August 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Conducting a feasibility study on cognitive training with adults with Down syndrome: Methodology and lessons learned, 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, 15-19 August 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Findings in relation to change in EF scores, IASSID Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 15th - 19th August, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Conducting a feasibility study on cognitive training with adults with Down syndrome: Methodology and lessons learned, 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, 1519 August 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Examining the relationship between cognitive reserve and levels of executive function: Results from the BEADS study, 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, 15-19 August 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, Cognitive reserve: Implications for research in dementia for people with down syndrome, Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, Trinity College, Dublin, 16th September, 2015 Poster, 2015

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Examining the usefulness of measures of executive function in individuals with down syndrome: A comparative review, IASSID, Vienna, July, 2014 Poster, 2014

Mac Giolla, Phadraig C., El-Helaali, R., Nunn, J H., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M , National levels of reported difficulty in tooth and denture cleaning among an ageing population with intellectual disabilities., 15, (3), 2014, p48 - 53 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

MacGiolla Phadraig, C., Burke, E., McCallion, P., McGlinchey, E., Nunn, J., McCarron, M, Dental attendance among older adults , Special Care in Dentistry, 2014 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, American journal of intellectual disabilities, 2014, p253 - 260 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Cognitive reserve: Implications for research in dementia for people with down syndrome, IASSID, Vienna, July, 2014 Poster, 2014

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

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

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

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 TARA - Full Text 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

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., McGlinchey,E., Burke, E., O'Dwyer, M., McCallion, P., Epidemology of epilepsy in Older Adults with an Intellectual Disability, Irish Journal of Medical Science Volume 182 Supplement 6 DOI 10.1007/s11845-013-0985-z, 61st Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Croke Park, 20-21 September, 2013 Poster, 2013

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

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

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

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

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., Carroll, R., Burke, E., McCarron, M, Behavioural Health of Older Adults wiht an Intellectual Disability: Findings from the Intellectual Disability, Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Optimising Health in the 21st Century, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., Swinburne, J., Carroll, R., McCarron, M., Life Long Learning and Employment in Older Irish Adults with an Intellectual Disability., IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Canada, July, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

McGlinchey, E., Carroll, R., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, An Exploration of the Employment Status of people over forty with an Intellectual disability in Ireland, Irish Gerontology Society Conference, University College Cork, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

McGlinchey, E., McCallion, P., Carroll, R., Burke, E., McCarron, M, Behavioural Health of Older Adults wiht an Intellectual Disability: Findings from the Intellectual Disability, 2012 IASSIDD World Congress , Halifax, Canada, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

McGlinchey, E., Carroll, R., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, The importance of learning and employment opportunities in social development and well being of older adults wiht an intellectual disability in Ireland, IDS@UL, 2012, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

2. McGlinchey, E., Burke, E., McCallion, P., Haigh, M., O'Donovan ,M., McCarron, M. , Health and Well-Being of Older Adults in St Joseph's Intellectual Disability Service: Baseline Report., Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018

McCarron, M., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., McCausland, D., O'Dwyer, M., O'Donovan, M.A., McCallion, P., Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in ireland, Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services in ireland, Hawkins House, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

McCarron. ,M., McCallion, P., Carroll, R., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., McCausland, D., Cleary, E., Shivers, C., Advancing Years, Different Challenges: Wave 2 IDS-TILDA, 2014 Report, 2014

McGlinchey, E., McCausland, D., McCarron, M., Burke, E., McCallion, P. , Advancing Years, Different Challenges: Wave 2 IDS-TILDA: An Accessible Report. , Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, 2014 Report, 2014

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

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

Recognition

Representations

Journal Reviewer Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2018-2020

Reviewer for Research in Developmental Disabilities 2019-2020

Reviewer for Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2018-2020

Memberships

International Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 2017 – 2020

Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) 2019 – 2020