Rose Anne Kenny, MD, FRCP, FRCPI

Professor of Medical Gerontology

Current Work

Rose Anne holds the chair of medical gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and is principal investigator of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). She is also co-founder and director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), the largest purpose-built clinical research facility for aging in the Irish and British Isles.

Strategy

As the world’s population of elders increases, understanding the link between heart and brain health is becoming more important. Rose Anne’s work brings GBHI decades of knowledge about cardiovascular risk factors and their relationship to cognitive decline.

Education & Experience

Rose Anne holds the chair of medical gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and St. James’s Hospital, and is director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing. Before her present appointment, Kenny held the chair of cardiovascular research at the University of Newcastle, where she was head of academic and clinical departments of medical gerontology for 12 years. She has published extensively on cardiovascular risk factors for falls and cognitive decline in aging.