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Ms. Áine Teahan
Research Assistant, School of Nursing & Midwifery


Áine Teahan is a research assistant in the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. She is currently working on the H2020 SEURO project, led by Dr John Dinsmore, scaling up the ProACT eHealth platform across Europe to improve and advance home-based integrated care for older adults with multimorbidity.

Áine completed an MA in Applied Psychology in University College Cork and has since worked on several research different projects exploring aspects of family caring, dementia and older people. Áine's current research interests include, eHealth, behaviour change, family caring, older people, people with dementia, health and social services, community based supports, resilience and psychological well-being.

Áine is currently completing her PhD research on psychosocial supports for family carers of people with dementia in the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia in NUI Galway. Her PhD is funded by the Irish Research Council and explores several angles of psychosocial supports using both economic and psychological research methodologies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Teahan, Á., Carney, P., Cahill, S. & O'Shea, E, Establishing priorities for psychosocial supports and services among family carers of people with dementia in Ireland, Dementia, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Áine Teahan, Sharon Walsh, Edel Doherty, Eamon O'Shea, Supporting family carers of people with dementia: A discrete choice experiment of public preferences, Social Science & Medicine, 2021, p114359 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Teahan, Á., Lafferty, A., Cullinan, J., Fealy, G. & O'Shea, An analysis of carer burden among family carers of people with and without dementia in Ireland, International Psychogeriatrics, 33, (4), 2021, p347-358 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Whelan, S., Teahan, Á., & Casey, D., Fostering the resilience of people with dementia: a narrative literature review , Frontiers in Medicine, 7, (45), 2020, p1-15 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Teahan, Á., Fitzgerald, C. & O'Shea, E., Family carers' perspectives of the Alzheimer Café in Ireland, HRB Open Research, 3, 2020, p1-21 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Teahan Á., Lafferty A., McAuliffe E., O'Sullivan L., Shea D., Nicolson E. & Fealy G. , Psychosocial Interventions for Family Carers of People With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Journal of Aging & Health, 2020, p1-12 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Teahan, Á., Lafferty, A., McAuliffe, E., Phelan, A., O'Sullivan, L., O'Shea, D. & Fealy, G., Resilience in family caregiving for people with dementia: A systematic review, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2018, p1582-1595 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pierce, M., Keogh, F., Teahan, Á., & O'Shea, E. , Evaluation of the National Dementia Post Diagnostic Grant Scheme, Tullamore: National Dementia Office., 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL


Awards and Honours

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Programme, Irish Research Council- €72,000 October 2018

Hardiman Research Scholarship, NUI Galway- €81,000 February 2017

Research Exchange Fellowship, INTERDEM Academy- €3,500 December 2019

Scientific Mission, ROSEnet Cost Action- €2,000 April 2019