CIHR-IA collaborations

Collaboration with Canadian Institute for Health Research - Institute of Aging


 

 



The Programme created an innovative research link with the Canadian Institute for Health Research where Canadian researchers bid for CIHR funds in order to join NDA Projects as co-researchers. In total 10 projects were funded:

  1. Interactive analysis of functional and cognitive change across the IALSA (canada) and HALCyon (UK) Longitudinal Research Networks- Scott Hofer, University of Victoria. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘HALCyon Healthy Ageing across the Life Course,’ led by Diana Kuh, University College London.
  2. Sustaining information technology use by older adults to promote autonomy and Independence: Newfoundland and Labrador Cohort- Wendy Young, Memorial University. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘SUS-IT: Sustaining IT use by older people to promote autonomy and independence’ led by Leela Damodaran, Lougborough University.
  3. Health and Creative aging: Theatre as a pathway to healthy aging- Janet Fast, University of Alberta. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in Representations and Recollections of Ageing’ led by Miriam Bernard, Keele University.
  4. How do catastrophic events by modulating the immune response lead to frailty?- Tamas Fulop, Universite de Sherbrooke. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Synergistic effects of physical and psychological stress upon immunesenescence’ led by Janet Lord, Birmingham University
  5. Effects of normal and impaired cognitive function on stair descent mobility for older adults- Bradford McFadyen, Universitie laval . This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Biomechanical and sensory constraints of step and stair negotiation in old age’ led by Constantinos Maganaris, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  6. Working Late: Strategies to Enhance Productive and Healthy Environments for the Older Workforce – the Canadian Context- Lan Gien, Memorial University of Newfoundland. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Working Late: Strategies to Enhance Productive and Healthy Environments for the Older Workforce’, led by Cheryl Haslam, Loughborough University.
  7. Developing and Validation of a Questionnaire to Measure the Psychological Impact of Assistive Technologies for Continence in Elderly Individuals- Jeffrey Jutai, University of Ottawa. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Tackling Ageing Continence Through Theory Tools and Technology TACT3’ led by Eleanor van den Heuvel, Brunel University.
  8. Improving Continence Across Continents, an RCT of Continence Promotion Intervention for Older Women in the Community- Cara Tannenbaum, University of Montreal. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Tackling Ageing Continence Through Theory Tools and Technology TACT3’ led by Eleanor van den Heuvel, Brunel University.
  9. Connectivity of Older Adults in Rural Communities: Health in Context- Norah Keating, University of Alberta. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘Grey and Pleasant Land? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Connectivity of Older People in Rural Civic Society’ led by Catherine Hennessy, Plymouth University.
  10. The Extension of the COACH Prompting System to Nutrition-Related Activities Among Older Adults- Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto. This project is linked to the NDA project ‘NANA: Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing’ led by Arlene Astell, University of St Andrews.

 

CIHR-IA Meeting in the Canadian High Commission, 24 November 2011