Dr Adrienne McCann is the Research Manager jointly appointed by Maynooth University and Age Friendly Ireland, enhancing the relationship between local government and academia in relation to Ireland’s Age Friendly Agenda.
Dr McCann is an Occupational Therapist having worked in the areas of rheumatology and elderly care acute settings in Northern Ireland. She previously worked on the transnational JPND and Alzheimer’s Society UK funded studies on delivering a family carer decision support intervention in long-term care settings across six countries. Additionally she worked on a CHITIN funded randomised control trial, focusing on anticipatory care planning for older adults at risk of functional decline on the island of Ireland. She is co-investigator on “Necessary discussions: Advance care planning for nursing homes in a COVID-19 outbreak” lead by Queen’s University Belfast. She previously lectured on the MSc Professional Nursing Programme at Queen’s University Belfast on Evidence Based Nursing and Dementia modules. Her research interests include older adults, ageing, palliative care and chronic illness.