Research Profile

Suzanne Timmons

Biography

Dr. Suzanne Timmons qualified from UCC and trained in Ireland, the UK and the US. She is a geriatrician and senior lecturer in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation in UCC. She works 50% clinically, in the acute hospital setting and in rehabilitation. She is currently the Clinical Lead for Dementia for the Republic of Ireland.

Her academic commitments include being Programme Director for the MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation, since 2011, and the new MSc in Dementia, since 2018, as well as the supervision of research MSc and doctoral students. She has a keen interest in postgraduate interdisciplinary education and research. Her research interests focus on neurodegenerative disease in older people.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on neurodegenerative disease in older people, particularly the overlap between dementia/delirium and behaviours that challenge in acute hospitals.
I was the co-lead for INAD, the Irish National Audit of Dementia (2013-2014) and the Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia (2014/2015); and am a founding member (2014) and current President (2016) of the Irish Delirium Society.
I have completed HRB-funded research projects into the course and long-term outcome of older people with dementia admitted to acute hospitals, and the incidence and indicators of in-hospital delirium in older people, and have recently validated a delirium screening tool for use in the ED. I am the lead for a Genio/HSE co-funded healthcare improvement project to promote integrated care of people with dementia in Cork (2014-2018). 
Other current research in the area of dementia includes anti-psychotic prescribing in Nursing Homes, respite provision to people with dementia (in collaboration with DCU), and palliative care needs in people with dementia.
I run a multidisciplinary movement disorder clinic in Cork and my research interests in Parkinson’s disease include neurobiochemistry (currently investigating signalling pathways in peripheral blood cells as potential biomarkers for PD), altered gut microbiota in PD, and symptom control/ palliative care. I led the development of the recently published National Guidelines for Palliative Care in Parkinson's disease (2016). My current research is focussed on non-invasive monitoring of motor function in PD. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
College of Medicine sPeripheral Akt Activity in Parkinson's Disease.Miscellaneous Non Exchequer01-JAN-1331-JUL-16€132,000.00
Adminisrtaive and Academic Support for Implementation of the National Dementia StrategyFoundation Funded Research01-JAN-1931-DEC-20€11,400.00
Dementia Palliative Care ProjectHealth Research Board01-DEC-1830-NOV-19€26,442.00
• ‘An RCT to assess the effectiveness of an augmented exercise programme in frail hospitalized older people.’Health Research Board04-JUL-1126-AUG-11€2,000.00
A Home for Life: The Housing and Support Needs of Clúid’s Older TenantsOther: Not Listed15-APR-1514-SEP-15€15,000.00
Gut microbial systems and Parkinson's disease pathophysiology: identification of novel mocrobial modifiable targets and biomarkers for a major neurogenerative disease01-SEP-1503-SEP-18€100,000.00
Irish National Audit of Dementia.Irish Funded Research Non Exchequer01-MAR-1317-JUL-19€194,158.00
Augmented Prescribed Exercise Programme.Foreign Research Institute19-NOV-1331-DEC-18€20,000.00
Irish National Audit of DementiaAtlantic Philanthropies€135,000.00
Palliative care needs in Dementia: Long-Term Care and Young Onset.Irish Hospice Foundation€35,000.00
School of Nursing Dementia Guideline grantIrish Hospice Foundation€24,000.00
Pallative Care in Neurodegeneration with a focus on Dementia.Irish Research Council15-FEB-1613-JUL-17€11,800.00
Assessment of a recently developed "Brain Training" IT Application on patients with dementia.Health Research Board01-JUL-1323-AUG-13€2,000.00
A randomised controller trial to measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise program on mobility, quality of life and healthcare utilisation for frail hospillised older medical in-patients.Health Research Board02-SEP-1301-MAR-20€171,976.00
‘A Prospective Study of the Incidence, Detection, Characterisation, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Delirium in older people in an acute hospital setting.’Health Research Board11-JUL-1104-JUL-14€200,000.00
‘The challenges in caring for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting (ODCACS project).’Health Research Board07-NOV-1131-JUL-14€286,000.00
Demonstrating the benefit of palliative care input with people leaving with dementia, using case studies.Irish Funded Research Non Exchequer09-FEB-1531-OCT-17€36,000.00
Palliative care needs in Parkinson's disease an initiative to raise cultural awareness, educate healthcare workers and provide cohesive support to patients and their carers/families.Irish Funded Research Non Exchequer07-OCT-1331-MAY-15€60,000.00
UCC "contingency Sub-project Account" Dr S Timmons This is a new account from the R13830 CUF/AtlanticPhilantrophy/Hse"Clinical Gerontology & Rehab"Foundation Funded Research01-OCT-1530-DEC-22€146,270.00
Evaluation of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design & Dignity ProgrammeOther: Not Listed02-OCT-1729-JUN-18€15,000.00
Smart sENsor Devices fOr rehabilitation and Connected health: Northern Periphery and Artic Programme/EUOther: Not Listed02-OCT-1703-SEP-20€1,900,000.00
Implementing Evidence Based Guidance for Dementia Palliative Care through Participatory Action ResearchHealth Research Board01-DEC-1707-JUN-19€120,000.00
EU JPI grant: Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub (Manuel)European Commission21-MAR-1622-MAR-19€1,900,000.00
Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme 2014-2020: Smart sENsor devices for rehabilitation and connected health.European Union01-SEP-1701-SEP-20€84,402.00
Lit Review Dementia Diagnostic ProjectDepartment of Health20-NOV-1702-FEB-18€3,826.00
Supporting Equity of Older People by Redefining and Refining Assessment of Dementia Inclusive Design of Hospital SpacesHealth Service Executive04-MAR-1827-SEP-19€161,500.00
Dementia and Loneliness: An Exploration of the Literature and Perspective’s of People Living with Dementia in Ireland.Other: Not Listed05-NOV-1811-JAN-19€10,000.00
Scaling up the Family Carer Decision Support Intervention: A transnational effectiveness-implementation evaluationOther: Not Listed01-APR-1905-APR-21€1,428,798.00
Support for the Development of Clinical Guidelines for the Appropriate Prescribing of Psychtropic Medication in People with Dementia.Department of Health18-DEC-1731-DEC-18€21,676.00
A Mixed Methods Research Study to Develop an Acceptable, Evidence and Practice Based Model for Pallative Crae for People with Dementia in the Community.Health Research Board01-OCT-1730-SEP-20€357,724.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Potentially modifiable determinants of malnutrition in older adults: A systematic review'
O'Keeffe M.;Kelly M.;O'Herlihy E.;O'Toole P.;Kearney P.;Timmons S.;O'Shea E.;Stanton C.;Hickson M.;Rolland Y.;Sulmont Rossé C.;Issanchou S.;Maitre I.;Stelmach-Mardas M.;Nagel G.;Flechtner-Mors M.;Wolters M.;Hebestreit A.;De Groot L.;van de Rest O.;Teh R.;Peyron M.;Dardevet D.;Papet I.;Schindler K.;Streicher M.;Torbahn G.;Kiesswetter E.;Visser M.;Volkert D.;O'Connor E. (2019) 'Potentially modifiable determinants of malnutrition in older adults: A systematic review'. Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Respite in dementia: an evolutionary concept analysis'
O'Shea, Emma; Timmons, Suzanne; O'Shea, Eamon; Fox, Siobhan; Irving, Kate (2019) 'Respite in dementia: an evolutionary concept analysis'. Dementia, 18 (4):1446-1465   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'Nigral overexpression of α-synuclein in a rat Parkinson's disease model indicates alterations in the enteric nervous system and the gut microbiome'
O'Donovan SM, Crowley EK, Brown JR, O'Sullivan O, O'Leary OF, Timmons S, Nolan YM, Clarke DJ, Hyland NP, Joyce SA, Sullivan AM, O'Neill C. (2019) 'Nigral overexpression of α-synuclein in a rat Parkinson's disease model indicates alterations in the enteric nervous system and the gut microbiome'. Neurogastroenterol & Motility, e13726 [Details]
(2019)'Validity evaluation of the fitbit charge2 and the garmin vivosmart HR+ in free-living environments in an older adult cohort'
Tedesco S.;Sica M.;Ancillao A.;Timmons S.;Barton J.;O'Flynn B. (2019) 'Validity evaluation of the fitbit charge2 and the garmin vivosmart HR+ in free-living environments in an older adult cohort'. Journal of medical Internet research, 21 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'The perspectives of people with dementia on day and respite services: A qualitative interview study'
O'Shea E.;Timmons S.;Irving K. (2019) 'The perspectives of people with dementia on day and respite services: A qualitative interview study'. Ageing and Society, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Investigating the healthcare utilisation and other support needs of people with young-onset dementia'
Tan, B;Fox, S;Kruger, C;Lynch, M;Shanagher, D;Timmons, S (2019) 'Investigating the healthcare utilisation and other support needs of people with young-onset dementia'. Maturitas, 122 :31-34 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Accuracy of consumer-level and research-grade activity trackers in ambulatory settings in older adults'
Tedesco, S;Sica, M;Ancillao, A;Timmons, S;Barton, J;O'Flynn, B (2019) 'Accuracy of consumer-level and research-grade activity trackers in ambulatory settings in older adults'. Plos One, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Validity Evaluation of the Fitbit Charge2 and the Garmin vivosmart HR plus in Free-Living Environments in an Older Adult Cohort'
Tedesco, S;Sica, M;Ancillao, A;Timmons, S;Barton, J;O'Flynn, B (2019) 'Validity Evaluation of the Fitbit Charge2 and the Garmin vivosmart HR plus in Free-Living Environments in an Older Adult Cohort'. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth, 7 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Older inpatients' experience and insights into fear of falling: A feasibility study'
Beh S.;McCullagh R.;O'Neill E.;Healy L.;Timmons S. (2019) 'Older inpatients' experience and insights into fear of falling: A feasibility study'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 40 (1):1-8 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Validation of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test and the 4AT test for combined delirium and dementia screening in older Emergency Department attendees'
O'Sullivan, D;Brady, N;Manning, E;O'Shea, E;O'Grady, S;O'Regan, N;Timmons, S (2018) 'Validation of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test and the 4AT test for combined delirium and dementia screening in older Emergency Department attendees'. Age and Ageing, 47 :61-68 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Sleep-wake cycle disturbances in elderly acute general medical inpatients: Longitudinal relationship to delirium and dementia'
FitzGerald J.;O'Regan N.;Adamis D.;Timmons S.;Dunne C.;Trzepacz P.;Meagher D. (2017) 'Sleep-wake cycle disturbances in elderly acute general medical inpatients: Longitudinal relationship to delirium and dementia'. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 7 :61-68 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'
Walsh, Kieran A.; Sinnott, Carol; Fleming, Aoife; Mc Sharry, Jenny; Byrne, Stephen; Browne, John; Timmons, Suzanne (2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19 (11):948-958.e12   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)''Around the edges': using behaviour change techniques to characterise a multilevel implementation strategy for a fall prevention programme'
McHugh, S;Sinnott, C;Racine, E;Timmons, S;Byrne, M;Kearney, PM (2018) ''Around the edges': using behaviour change techniques to characterise a multilevel implementation strategy for a fall prevention programme'. Implementation Science, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Dementia in older people admitted to hospital: an analysis of length of stay and associated costs'
Ahern, S., Woods, N., Cronin, J., Timmons, S. (2018) 'Dementia in older people admitted to hospital: an analysis of length of stay and associated costs'. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, :1-7 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Predictors of Delirium Development in Older Medical Inpatients: Readily Identifiable Factors at Admission'
O'Regan, NA;Fitzgerald, J;Adamis, D;Molloy, DW;Meagher, D;Timmons, S (2018) 'Predictors of Delirium Development in Older Medical Inpatients: Readily Identifiable Factors at Admission'. Journal Of Alzheimer'S Disease : Jad, 64 :775-785 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'
Walsh KA;Sinnott C;Fleming A;Mc Sharry J;Byrne S;Browne J;Timmons S; (2018) 'Exploring Antipsychotic Prescribing Behaviors for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Qualitative Study'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'MALNUTRITION IN HOSPITALISED OLDER ADULTS: A MULTICENTRE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF PREVALENCE, ASSOCIATIONS AND OUTCOMES'
O'Shea, E;Trawley, S;Manning, E;Barrett, A;Browne, V;Timmons, S (2017) 'MALNUTRITION IN HOSPITALISED OLDER ADULTS: A MULTICENTRE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF PREVALENCE, ASSOCIATIONS AND OUTCOMES'. Journal Of Nutrition Health &Amp; Aging, 21 :830-836 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Integrated Care Pathways and Care Bundles for Dementia in Acute Care: Concept Versus Evidence'
Sullivan, DO;Mannix, M;Timmons, S (2017) 'Integrated Care Pathways and Care Bundles for Dementia in Acute Care: Concept Versus Evidence'. American Journal Of Alzheimers Disease And Other Dementias, 32 :189-193 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Palliative care and Parkinson's disease: Meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research'
Kluger, BM;Fox, S;Timmons, S;Katz, M;Galifianakis, NB;Subramanian, I;Carter, JH;Johnson, MJ;Richfield, EW;Bekelman, D;Kutner, JS;Miyasaki, J (2017) 'Palliative care and Parkinson's disease: Meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research'. Parkinsonism & related disorders, 37 :19-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Better palliative care for people with a dementia: summary of interdisciplinary workshop highlighting current gaps and recommendations for future research'
Fox, S;FitzGerald, C;Dening, KH;Irving, K;Kernohan, WG;Treloar, A;Oliver, D;Guerin, S;Timmons, S (2017) 'Better palliative care for people with a dementia: summary of interdisciplinary workshop highlighting current gaps and recommendations for future research'. BMC palliative care, 17 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Palliative care and Parkinson's disease: Meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research'
Kluger BM;Fox S;Timmons S;Katz M;Galifianakis NB;Subramanian I;Carter JH;Johnson MJ;Richfield EW;Bekelman D;Kutner JS;Miyasaki J; (2017) 'Palliative care and Parkinson's disease: Meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research'. Parkinsonism & related disorders, 37 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Respite in dementia: An evolutionary concept analysis'
O' Shea E;Timmons S;O' Shea E;Fox S;Irving K; (2017) 'Respite in dementia: An evolutionary concept analysis'. Dementia (London, England), [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Better palliative care for people with a dementia: summary of interdisciplinary workshop highlighting current gaps and recommendations for future research'
Fox S;FitzGerald C;Harrison Dening K;Irving K;Kernohan WG;Treloar A;Oliver D;Guerin S;Timmons S; (2017) 'Better palliative care for people with a dementia: summary of interdisciplinary workshop highlighting current gaps and recommendations for future research'. BMC palliative care, 17 (1) [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Frail older adults’ perceptions of an in-hospital structured exercise intervention'
O' Hare,L., Savage E., McCullagh R., Bantry White, E., Fitzgerald E., Timmons S. (2017) 'Frail older adults’ perceptions of an in-hospital structured exercise intervention'. Physiotherapy, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Five short screening tests in the detection of prevalent delirium: diagnostic accuracy and performance in different neurocognitive subgroups'
O'Regan, NA;Maughan, K;Liddy, N;Fitzgerald, J;Adamis, D;Molloy, DW;Meagher, D;Timmons, S (2017) 'Five short screening tests in the detection of prevalent delirium: diagnostic accuracy and performance in different neurocognitive subgroups'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32 :1440-1449 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'
Walsh, Kieran A.; Dennehy, Rebecca; Sinnott, Carol; Browne, John; Byrne, Stephen; McSharry, Jennifer; Coughlan, Eoin; Timmons, Suzanne (2017) 'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18 :897.e1-897.e12   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Key stakeholders' experiences of respite services for people with dementia and their perspectives on respite service development: a qualitative systematic review'
O'Shea, E;Timmons, S;O'Shea, E;Fox, S;Irving, K (2017) 'Key stakeholders' experiences of respite services for people with dementia and their perspectives on respite service development: a qualitative systematic review'. BMC geriatrics, 17 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Step-Count Accuracy of 3 Motion Sensors for Older and Frail Medical Inpatients'
McCullagh, R;Dillon, C;O'Connell, AM;Horgan, NF;Timmons, S (2017) 'Step-Count Accuracy of 3 Motion Sensors for Older and Frail Medical Inpatients'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98 :295-302 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'
Walsh, Kieran A.; Dennehy, Rebecca; Sinnott, Carol; Browne, John; Byrne, Stephen; McSharry, Jennifer; Coughlan, Eoin; Timmons, Suzanne (2017) 'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18 (10)   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Sleep-wake cycle disturbances in elderly acute general medical inpatients: Longitudinal relationship to delirium and dementia'
FitzGerald, James M.; O'Regan, Niamh; Adamis, Dimitrios; Timmons, Suzanne; Dunne, Colum P.; Trzepacz, Paula T.; Meagher, David J. (2017) 'Sleep-wake cycle disturbances in elderly acute general medical inpatients: Longitudinal relationship to delirium and dementia'. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 7 :61-68 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Frail older adults' perceptions of an in-hospital structured exercise intervention'
O'Hare, L; Savage, E; McCullagh, R; White, EB;Fitzgerald, E;Timmons, S (2017) 'Frail older adults' perceptions of an in-hospital structured exercise intervention'. Physiotherapy, 103 :478-484 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Palliative care for Parkinson's disease: Patient and carer's perspectives explored through qualitative interview'
Fox, S;Cashell, A;Kernohan, WG;Lynch, M;McGlade, C;O'Brien, T;O'Sullivan, SS;Foley, MJ;Timmons, S (2017) 'Palliative care for Parkinson's disease: Patient and carer's perspectives explored through qualitative interview'. Palliative Medicine, 31 :634-641 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Usability and Validity of a Battery of Computerised Cognitive Screening Tests for Detecting Cognitive Impairment'
Scanlon, L;O'Shea, E;O'Caoimh, R;Timmons, S (2016) 'Usability and Validity of a Battery of Computerised Cognitive Screening Tests for Detecting Cognitive Impairment'. Gerontology, 62 :247-252 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Interviews with Irish healthcare workers from different disciplines about palliative care for people with Parkinson's disease: a definite role but uncertainty around terminology and timing'
Fox, Siobhan; Cashell, Alison; Kernohan, W. George; Lynch, Marie; McGlade, Ciara; O’Brien, Tony; O’Sullivan, Sean S.; Timmons, Suzanne (2016) 'Interviews with Irish healthcare workers from different disciplines about palliative care for people with Parkinson's disease: a definite role but uncertainty around terminology and timing'. BMC palliative care, 15 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail, Older Hospitalized Patients'
McCullagh R;Brady NM;Dillon C;Horgan NF;Timmons S; (2016) 'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail, Older Hospitalized Patients'. Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity, 24 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Concordance between the delirium motor subtyping scale (DMSS) and the abbreviated version (DMSS-4) over longitudinal assessment in elderly medical inpatients'
Fitzgerald, J;O'Regan, N;Adamis, D;Timmons, S;Dunne, C;Trzepacz, P;Meagher, D (2016) 'Concordance between the delirium motor subtyping scale (DMSS) and the abbreviated version (DMSS-4) over longitudinal assessment in elderly medical inpatients'. International Psychogeriatrics, 28 :845-851 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment: Comparison of MCI Specific Screening Instruments'
O'Caoimh, R;Timmons, S;Molloy, DW (2016) 'Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment: Comparison of MCI Specific Screening Instruments'. Journal Of Alzheimer'S Disease : Jad, 51 :619-629 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Hospital discharge data-sets grossly under-represent dementia-related activity in acute hospitals: a cohort study in five Irish acute hospitals'
Brady NM;Manning E;O'Shea E;O'Regan NA;Meagher D;Timmons S; (2016) 'Hospital discharge data-sets grossly under-represent dementia-related activity in acute hospitals: a cohort study in five Irish acute hospitals'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Patterns of psychotropic prescribing and polypharmacy in older hospitalized patients in Ireland: the influence of dementia on prescribing'
Walsh, Kieran A.; O'Regan, Niamh A.; Byrne, Stephen; Browne, John; Meagher, David J.; Timmons, Suzanne (2016) 'Patterns of psychotropic prescribing and polypharmacy in older hospitalized patients in Ireland: the influence of dementia on prescribing'. International psychogeriatrics / IPA, 28 (11):1807-1820 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'Validity and Reliability of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test for Screening Cognitive Impairment: A Review'
O'Sullivan D;O'Regan NA;Timmons S; (2016) 'Validity and Reliability of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test for Screening Cognitive Impairment: A Review'. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 42 (1-2) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Antipsychotic prescription amongst hospitalized patients with dementia'
Gallagher P;Curtin D;de Siún A;O'Shea E;Kennelly S;O'Neill D;Timmons S; (2016) 'Antipsychotic prescription amongst hospitalized patients with dementia'. Qjm-An International Journal Of Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise programme (APEP) for frail older medical patients in the acute setting'
McCullagh, R;O'Connell, E;O'Meara, S;Perry, I;Fitzgerald, A;O'Connor, K;Horgan, NF;Timmons, S (2016) 'A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise programme (APEP) for frail older medical patients in the acute setting'. BMC geriatrics, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail, Older Hospitalized Patients'
Ruth McCullagh,Noeleen M. Brady,Christina Dillon,N. Frances Horgan,Suzanne Timmons (2016) 'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail, Older Hospitalized Patients'. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24 (3):465-475   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail, Older Hospitalized Patients'
McCullagh, R;Brady, NM;Dillon, C;Horgan, NF;Timmons, S (2016) 'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail, Older Hospitalized Patients'. Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity, 24 :465-475 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Validity and Reliability of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test for Screening Cognitive Impairment: A Review'
O'Sullivan, D;O'Regan, NA;Timmons, S (2016) 'Validity and Reliability of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test for Screening Cognitive Impairment: A Review'. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 42 :42-49 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Walking in hospital is associated with a shorter length of stay in older medical inpatients'
McCullagh, R,Dillon, C,Dahly, D,Horgan, NF,Timmons, S (2016) 'Walking in hospital is associated with a shorter length of stay in older medical inpatients'. Physiological Measurement, 37 :1872-1884 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Acute hospital dementia care: results from a national audit'
Timmons, S;O'Shea, E;O'Neill, D;Gallagher, P;de Siun, A;McArdle, D;Gibbons, P;Kennelly, S (2016) 'Acute hospital dementia care: results from a national audit'. BMC geriatrics, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Does admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward lead to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for older patients with dementia?'
Briggs R;O'Shea E;de Siún A;O'Neill D;Gallagher P;Timmons S;Kennelly S; (2016) 'Does admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward lead to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for older patients with dementia?'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Improving the appropriateness of prescribing in older patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacists' interventions in secondary care'
Walsh KA, O'Riordan D, Kearney PM, Timmons S, Byrne S. (2016) 'Improving the appropriateness of prescribing in older patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacists' interventions in secondary care'. Age and Ageing, 45 (2):201-209 [Details]
(2015)'Potential for a Memory Gym Intervention to Delay Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia'
O'Caoimh, R;Sato, S;Wall, J;Igras, E;Foley, MJ;Timmons, S;Molloy, W (2015) 'Potential for a Memory Gym Intervention to Delay Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16 :998-999 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Dementia in older people admitted to hospital: a regional multi-hospital observational study of prevalence, associations and case recognition'
Timmons, S;Manning, E;Barrett, A;Brady, NM;Browne, V;O'Shea, E;Molloy, DW;O'Regan, NA;Trawley, S;Cahill, S;O'Sullivan, K;Woods, N;Meagher, D;Ni Chorcorain, AM;Linehan, JG (2015) 'Dementia in older people admitted to hospital: a regional multi-hospital observational study of prevalence, associations and case recognition'. Age and Ageing, 44 :993-999 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Perceptions, Expectations, and Informal Supports Influence Exercise Activity in Frail Older Adults'
Broderick, L;McCullagh, R;White, EB;Savage, E;Timmons, S (2015) 'Perceptions, Expectations, and Informal Supports Influence Exercise Activity in Frail Older Adults'. SageOpen, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Technology Use and Frequency and Self-Rated Skills: A Survey of Community-Dwelling Older Adults'
Scanlon, L;O'Shea, E;O'Caoimh, R;Timmons, S (2015) 'Technology Use and Frequency and Self-Rated Skills: A Survey of Community-Dwelling Older Adults'. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, 63 :1483-1484 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Technology use, frequency and self-rated skills: A survey of community dwelling older adults'
L Scanlon, E O’Shea, R O’Caoimh, S Timmons (2015) 'Technology use, frequency and self-rated skills: A survey of community dwelling older adults'. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, [Details]
(2015)'Potential for a Memory Gym Intervention to Delay Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia'
O’Caoimh R, Sato S, Wall J, Igras E, Foley MJ, Timmons S, Molloy DW. (2015) 'Potential for a Memory Gym Intervention to Delay Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, [Details]
(2015)'Comparison of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment Screen (Qmci) to the Montreal Cognitive Assessment'
O’Caoimh R, Timmons S, Molloy DW. (2015) 'Comparison of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment Screen (Qmci) to the Montreal Cognitive Assessment'. Age and Ageing, [Details]
(2015)'Concordance between the delirium motor subtyping scale (DMSS) and the abbreviated versin (DMSS-4) over longitudinal assessment in elderly medical inpatients'
Fitzgerald, J. O'Regan, N. Timmons, S. et al (2015) 'Concordance between the delirium motor subtyping scale (DMSS) and the abbreviated versin (DMSS-4) over longitudinal assessment in elderly medical inpatients'. International Psychogeriatrics, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Months backward test: A review of its use in clinical studies'
34) Meagher J, Leonard M,Timmons S, Meagher D. (2015) 'Months backward test: A review of its use in clinical studies'. Unknown, [Details]
(2015)'Symptom Assessment for a Palliative Care Approach in People With Dementia Admitted to Acute Hospitals: Results From a National Audit'
O'Shea, E;Timmons, S;Kennelly, S;de Siun, A;Gallagher, P;O'Neill, D (2015) 'Symptom Assessment for a Palliative Care Approach in People With Dementia Admitted to Acute Hospitals: Results From a National Audit'. Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry And Neurology, 28 :255-259 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Months backward test: A review of its use in clinical studies'
Meagher J;Leonard M;Donoghue L;O'Regan N;Timmons S;Exton C;Cullen W;Dunne C;Adamis D;Maclullich AJ;Meagher D; (2015) 'Months backward test: A review of its use in clinical studies'. World Psychiatry, 5 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail Older Hospitalised Patients'
McCullagh, R. Brady, NM. Dillon, C. Horgan, NF & Timmons, S. (2015) 'A Review of the Accuracy and Utility of Motion Sensors to Measure Physical Activity of Frail Older Hospitalised Patients'. Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity, 24 (3):465-475 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'Survey of Health Care Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson's Disease'
Fox, S;Gannon, E;Cashell, A;Kernohan, WG;Lynch, M;McGlade, C;O'Brien, T;O'Sullivan, SS;Sweeney, C;Timmons, S (2015) 'Survey of Health Care Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson's Disease'. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 2 :142-148 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'
O’Caoimh, R.,Sweeney, C.,Hynes, et al (2015) 'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'. European Geriatric Medicine, 6 (5):505-511   [Details]
(2015)'Potential for a “Memory Gym” Intervention to Delay Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia'
O’Caoimh R, Sato S, Wall J, Igras E, Foley MJ, Timmons S, Molloy DW. (2015) 'Potential for a “Memory Gym” Intervention to Delay Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, S1525-8610 (15) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Comparison of Three Short Cognitive Screening Instruments for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in General Practice. Journal: Irish Ageing Studies Review'
OCaoimh R, Cadoo S, Russell A, Tobin S, Crosbie A, McGlade C, Timmons S, Molloy DW. (2015) 'Comparison of Three Short Cognitive Screening Instruments for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in General Practice. Journal: Irish Ageing Studies Review'. Unknown, 6 (1) [Details]
(2015)'Survey of Healthcare Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson’s Disease'
Fox, S., Gannon, E., Cashel, A., Kernohan, W.G., Lynch, M., McGlade, C., O’Brien, T., O’Sullivan, S.S., Sweeney, C., & Timmons, S. (2015) 'Survey of Healthcare Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson’s Disease'. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, [Details]
(2014)'Frequency of delirium and subsyndromal delirium in an adult acute hospital population'
Meagher D, O’Regan N, Ryan D, Connolly W, Boland E, O’Caoimh R, Clare J, Mcfarland J, Tighe S, Leonard M, Adamis D, Trzepacz PT, Timmons S. (2014) 'Frequency of delirium and subsyndromal delirium in an adult acute hospital population'. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205 (6):478-485 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care'
Alice Coffey, Mark Tyrrell, Mary Buckley, Edmund Manning, Vanessa Browne, Aoife Barrett, Suzanne Timmons (2014) 'A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care'. Clinical nursing research, :39-46 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The functional decline of hospitalised older patients - are we doing enough?'
McCullagh R, Fitzgerald E, O'Connor K, Broderick L, Kennedy C, O'Reilly N, Martin R, Timmons S (2014) 'The functional decline of hospitalised older patients - are we doing enough?'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, [Details]
(2014)'Consensus Validation of a Method for Delirium Identification Using Hospital Records'
Kuhn, E,O'Regan, N,McGrath, K,Coveney, S,Du, XY,Teodorczuk, A,Allan, L,Wilson, D,MacLullich, A,Meagher, D,Brayne, C,Timmons, S,Davis, D (2014) 'Consensus Validation of a Method for Delirium Identification Using Hospital Records'. Plos One, 9 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Development of an abbreviated version of the Delirium Motor Subtyping Scale (DMSS-4)'
D Meagher, D Adamis, M Leonard, P Trzepacz, S Grover, F Jabbar, K Meehan, M O'Connor, C Cronin, P Reynolds, J Fitzgerald, N O'Regan, S Timmons, C Slor, J de Jonghe, A de Jonghe, B C van Munster, S E de Rooij, A Maclullich (2014) 'Development of an abbreviated version of the Delirium Motor Subtyping Scale (DMSS-4)'. International Psychogeriatrics, (26):693-702 [Details]
(2014)'Attention! A good bedside test for delirium?'
O'Regan NA, Ryan DJ, Boland E, Connolly W, McGlade C, Leonard M, Clare J, Eustace JA, Meagher D, Timmons S (2014) 'Attention! A good bedside test for delirium?'. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 85 (10):1122-1131 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Concordance between DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for delirium diagnosis in a pooled database of 768 prospectively evaluated patients using the delirium rating scale-revised-98'
Meagher, DJ;Morandi, A;Inouye, SK;Ely, W;Adamis, D;Maclullich, AJ;Rudolph, JL;Neufeld, K;Leonard, M;Bellelli, G;Davis, D;Teodorczuk, A;Kreisel, S;Thomas, C;Hasemann, W;Timmons, S;O'Regan, N;Grover, S;Jabbar, F;Cullen, W;Dunne, C;Kamholz, B;Van Munster, BC;De Rooij, SE;De Jonghe, J;Trzepacz, PT (2014) 'Concordance between DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for delirium diagnosis in a pooled database of 768 prospectively evaluated patients using the delirium rating scale-revised-98'. BMC medicine, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The potential lost hospital income from miscoded emergency department boarders in Ireland'
L. Healy, E. Moloney, M O'Connor, C Henry, S Timmons (2013) 'The potential lost hospital income from miscoded emergency department boarders in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Delirium: A key challenge for perioperative care'
21) O'Regan NA, Fitzgerald J, Timmons S, O'Connell H, Meagher D. Delirium: A key challenge for perioperative care. Int J Surg. 2013;11(2):136-44. (2013) 'Delirium: A key challenge for perioperative care'. International Journal Of Surgery, 11 (2):136-144 [Details]
(2013)'Comparison of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment Screen (Qmci) to the Standardised Alzheimer`s Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive section (SADAS-cog)'
O’Caoimh R, Svendrovski A, Johnston B, Gao Y, McGlade C, Timmons S, Eustace J, Guyatt G, Molloy D.W. (2013) 'Comparison of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment Screen (Qmci) to the Standardised Alzheimer`s Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive section (SADAS-cog)'. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, [Details]
(2013)'Delirium in an adult acute hospital population: predictors, prevalence and detection'
Ryan, DJ;O'Regan, NA;Caoimh, RO;Clare, J;O'Connor, M;Leonard, M;McFarland, J;Tighe, S;O'Sullivan, K;Trzepacz, PT;Meagher, D;Timmons, S (2013) 'Delirium in an adult acute hospital population: predictors, prevalence and detection'. Bmj Open, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Delirium in an adult acute hospital population: predictors, prevalence and detection'
Ryan, DJ, O'Regan, NA, Caoimh, RO, Clare, J, O'Connor, M, Leonard, M, McFarland, J, Tighe, S, O'Sullivan, K,Trzepacz, PT, Meagher, D, Timmons, S (2013) 'Delirium in an adult acute hospital population: predictors, prevalence and detection'. Bmj Open, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Delirium in older postoperative hip fracture patients'
O'Regan, NA;Law, TW;Dunne, D;Mohamed, A;O'Brien, D;Marafi, H;Meagher, D;Clare, J;Timmons, S (2013) 'Delirium in older postoperative hip fracture patients'. Hip International, 23 :424-425 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Delirium: A disturbance of circadian integrity?'
Fitzgerald, JM,Adamis, D,Trzepacz, PT,O'Regan, N,Timmons, S,Dunne, C,Meagher, DJ (2013) 'Delirium: A disturbance of circadian integrity?'. Medical Hypotheses, 81 :568-576 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment screen correlated with the Standardized Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive section in clinical trials'
O'Caoimh R, Svendrovski A, Johnston BC, Gao Y, McGlade C, Eustace J, Timmons S, Guyatt G, Molloy DW. (2013) 'The Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment screen correlated with the Standardized Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive section in clinical trials'. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol is a poor predictor of in-hospital mortality'
25) O’Regan NA, Healy L, O Cathail M, Law TW, O’Carroll G, Clare J, Timmons S, O’Connor KA. (2013) 'The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol is a poor predictor of in-hospital mortality'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, [Details]
(2012)'Screening for cognitive impairment in older general hospital patients: comparison of the six-item cognitive impairment test with the mini-mental state examination. A reply'
Martin, A;Healy, L;McElwaine, P;Clare, J;Timmons, S (2012) 'Screening for cognitive impairment in older general hospital patients: comparison of the six-item cognitive impairment test with the mini-mental state examination. A reply'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27 :763-764 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Comparison of the quick mild cognitive impairment (Qmci) screen and the SMMSE in screening for mild cognitive impairment'
O'Caoimh, R;Gao, Y;McGlade, C;Healy, L;Gallagher, P;Timmons, S;Molloy, DW (2012) 'Comparison of the quick mild cognitive impairment (Qmci) screen and the SMMSE in screening for mild cognitive impairment'. Age and Ageing, 41 :624-629 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Re: Screening for cognitive impairment in older general hospital patients: comparison of the Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test with the Mini-Mental State Examination'
Martin A, Healy L, McElwaine P, Clare J, Timmons S. (2012) 'Re: Screening for cognitive impairment in older general hospital patients: comparison of the Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test with the Mini-Mental State Examination'. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27 :763-764 [Details]
(2011)'Decision-making in incompetetent older adults: Clinical, Social and Legal issues'
McGlade C, Molloy D.W, Timmons S. (2011) 'Decision-making in incompetetent older adults: Clinical, Social and Legal issues'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 17 (2):70-75 [Details]
(2010)'Defects in IGF-1 receptor, insulin receptor and IRS-1/2 in Alzheimer's disease indicate possible resistance to IGF-1 and insulin signalling'
Moloney, AM; Griffin, RJ; Timmons, S; O'Connor, R; Ravid, R; O'Neill, C; (2010) 'Defects in IGF-1 receptor, insulin receptor and IRS-1/2 in Alzheimer's disease indicate possible resistance to IGF-1 and insulin signalling'. Neurobiology of Aging, 31 :224-243 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Factors Influencing the Successful Completion of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy'
Chandio, Ashfaq; Timmons, Suzanne; Majeed, Aamir; Twomey, Aongus; Aftab, Fuad; (2009) 'Factors Influencing the Successful Completion of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy'. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 13 (4):581-586 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'OLDER PATIENTS HAVE HIGHER CONVERSION RATES FOR LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY THAN YOUNGER PATIENTS'
Timmons, Suzanne and Chandio, Ashfaq and Twomey, Aongus and Aftab, Fuad; (2009) 'OLDER PATIENTS HAVE HIGHER CONVERSION RATES FOR LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY THAN YOUNGER PATIENTS'. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 57 (3):573-574 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Akt signal transduction dysfunction in Parkinson's disease'
Timmons, S; Coakley, MF; Moloney, AM; O' Neill, C; (2009) 'Akt signal transduction dysfunction in Parkinson's disease'. Neuroscience Letters, 467 (1):30-35 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Backwards leaning posture: what is it, what causes it and should we care?'
Timmons S, Rowe J (2007) 'Backwards leaning posture: what is it, what causes it and should we care?'. Unknown, (15):31-34 [Details]
(2006)'The financial implications of falls in older people for an acute hospital'
Cotter, PE;Timmons, S;O'Connor, M;Twomey, C;O'Mahony, D (2006) 'The financial implications of falls in older people for an acute hospital'. Irish Journal of Medicine, 175 :11-13 [Details]
(2006)'The financial implications of falls in older people for an acute hospital (original article)'
Cotter P, Timmons S, O'Connor M, Twomey C, O'Mahony D.; (2006) 'The financial implications of falls in older people for an acute hospital (original article)'. Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 175 (2):1-3 [Details]
(2005)'Audit-guided action can improve the compliance with thromboembolic prophylaxis prescribing to hospitalized, acutely ill older adults'
Timmons, S;O'Callaghan, C;O'Connor, M;O'Mahony, D;Twomey, C (2005) 'Audit-guided action can improve the compliance with thromboembolic prophylaxis prescribing to hospitalized, acutely ill older adults'. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 3 :2112-2113 [Details]
(2004)'Dying to survive: Enhanced activation of Akt in AD temporal cortex, results in hyperphosphorylation of many Akt substrates including tau'
Griffin, RJ and Timmons, S and Ravid, R and O'Neill, C; (2004) 'Dying to survive: Enhanced activation of Akt in AD temporal cortex, results in hyperphosphorylation of many Akt substrates including tau'. NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING, 25 (Suppl. 2) [Details]
(2004)'Risk factors for pulmonary embolism in an Irish patient cohort'
Timmons, S;Liston, R;Kelly, H (2004) 'Risk factors for pulmonary embolism in an Irish patient cohort'. Irish Journal of Medicine, 173 :85-88 [Details]
(2004)'Functional dyspepsia: Motor abnormalities, sensory dysfunction, and therapeutic options'
Timmons, S and Liston, R and Moriarty, KJ; (2004) 'Functional dyspepsia: Motor abnormalities, sensory dysfunction, and therapeutic options'. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 99 (4):739-749 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Functional dyspepsia: Motor abnormalities, sensory dysfunction, and therapeutic options'
Timmons, S;Liston, R;Moriarty, KJ (2004) 'Functional dyspepsia: Motor abnormalities, sensory dysfunction, and therapeutic options'. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 99 :739-749 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Pulmonary embolism: differences in presentation between older and younger patients'
Timmons, S,Kingston, M,Hussain, M,Kelly, H,Liston, R (2003) 'Pulmonary embolism: differences in presentation between older and younger patients'. Age Ageing, 32 :601-605 [Details]
(2003)'Anticonvulsant use in elderly patients in long-term care units'
Timmons, S,McCarthy, F,Duggan, J,Twomey, C (2003) 'Anticonvulsant use in elderly patients in long-term care units'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 172 :66-68 [Details]
(2003)'Anticonvulsant use in elderly patients in long-term care units'
Timmons, S;McCarthy, F;Duggan, J;Twomey, C (2003) 'Anticonvulsant use in elderly patients in long-term care units'. Irish Journal of Medicine, 172 :66-68 [Details]
(2003)'Pulmonary embolism: differences in presentation between older and younger patients'
Timmons, S;Kingston, M;Hussain, M;Kelly, H;Liston, R (2003) 'Pulmonary embolism: differences in presentation between older and younger patients'. Age and Ageing, 32 :601-605 [Details]
(2003)'The Early 21st Century. The Granny Boom Years'
Timmons S. (2003) 'The Early 21st Century. The Granny Boom Years'. Age and Ageing, (9):31-34 [Details]
(2002)'New onset seizures in the elderly: aetiology and prognosis'
Timmons S, Sweeney B, Hyland M, O'Mahony D, Twomey C (2002) 'New onset seizures in the elderly: aetiology and prognosis'. Irish Medical Journal, 95 (2):47-49 [Details]
(1998)'Autoimmune thyroid disease is not a feature of chronic hepatitis C infection'
Timmons, S and Crowe, J and McAndrew, M; (1998) 'Autoimmune thyroid disease is not a feature of chronic hepatitis C infection'. HEPATOLOGY, 28 (4, Part 2 Suppl. S) [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Early Detection of Delirium'
NA. O’Regan, JM. Fitzgerald, DW Molloy, D Meagher, S Timmons. (2014) 'Early Detection of Delirium' In: Delirium: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention. New York: Nova Publications. [Details]
(2009)'Cerebrovascular disease and hypertension'
Timmons S, Liston R. (2009) 'Cerebrovascular disease and hypertension' In: Medicine in Old Age: A Clinical Approach. Ireland: Advanced Medical Publications. [Details]
(2003)'Cerebrovascular disease and hypertension'
Timmons S, Liston R (2003) 'Cerebrovascular disease and hypertension' In: Medicines for Older patients: cases and practice. Ireland: Eireann publications. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2016)Palliative Care for the Person with Dementia: Guidance Document 4: Management of Hydration and Nutrition.
Dr Irene Hartigan, Shelia Robinson, Mary P. O’Sullivan, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Dr. Suzanne Timmons, Dr. Paul Gallagher. (2016) Palliative Care for the Person with Dementia: Guidance Document 4: Management of Hydration and Nutrition. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin.   [Details]
(2016)Palliative Care for the Person with Dementia Guidance Document 5: Pain Assessment and Management.
Cornally, N., McLoughlin, K., Coffey, A., Weathers, E., Buckley, C., Mannix, M., Molloy, D.W. and Timmons, S. (2016) Palliative Care for the Person with Dementia Guidance Document 5: Pain Assessment and Management. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin.   [Details]
(2015)A Home for Life: The Housing and Support Needs of Clúid’s Older Tenants.
Fox. S., Kenny, L., Day, M. R., O’Connell, C., Finnerty, J., & Timmons, S. (2015) A Home for Life: The Housing and Support Needs of Clúid’s Older Tenants. Cluid Housing, Dublin.   [Details]
(2015)Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals.
O’ Shea, E., Manning, E., Ross, E., McErlean, S., Timmons, S. (2015) Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals. Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia, Cork. [Details]
(2014)Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals. Cork: National Audit of Dementia Care.
de Siún, A., O’Shea, E., Timmons, S., McArdle, D., Gibbons, P., O’Neill, D., Kennelly, S.P. & Gallagher, P. (2014) Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals. Cork: National Audit of Dementia Care. Atlantic Philanthropies and the Meath Foundation, Ireland. [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2017)Integrated Care Pathways and Care Bundles for Dementia in Acute Care: Concept Versus Evidence.
Sullivan D.;Mannix M.;Timmons S. (2017) Integrated Care Pathways and Care Bundles for Dementia in Acute Care: Concept Versus Evidence. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Working Paper

 YearPublication
(2014)Economic Evaluation of the Provision of Augmented Exercise to Elderly Patients in Acute Hospitals.
Murphy, A., Kirby, A., McCullagh, R., Timmons, S. (2014) Economic Evaluation of the Provision of Augmented Exercise to Elderly Patients in Acute Hospitals. Working Paper [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Mallow General Hospital Consultant Geriatrician02-JAN-06 / 29-JAN-10
HSE Clinical Lead for the National Dementia Office16-OCT-17 /
Primary Community and Continuing Care, HSE Consultant Geriatrician01-MAR-10 /

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I am the programme coordinator for the postgraduate programme in Older Person Rehabilitation at UCC, which I set up in 2011. This is the only interdisciplinary programme of its kind in Ireland/ UK; offered to healthcare workers including nurses, doctors, and therapists. Interdisciplinary working and respect is a core programme principle, along with person-focussed rehabilitation and goal-setting.
I am the module cooordinator for several taught modules, including generic rehabilitation, and falls/gait and movement disorders. I also coordinate the research dissertation module, clinical placement module and a personal study module. I am also the programme coordinator for the new postgraduate programme in Dementia at UCC, which begins in Sept 2018.


I am a member of the School of Medicine Research and Postgraduate Affairs Committee; and am involved in national education initiatives to improve the care of older people, including the Certificate in Medicine for the Elderly, and 
the National Clinical Programme for Older People's
Specialist Geriatric Team Guidance for Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. I provide lectures for RCPI national training events, and am an external reviewer for RCPI educational modules and training curricula.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2019Ciara McGlade NUI (UCC)PHDThe effect of simultaneous implementation of an advance care planning program and a palliative care initiative on end of life care in long term care
2018Kieran Walsh UCCPHDRationalising Antipsychotic Prescribing in Dementia: A Mixed-Methods Investigation
2017Ruth McCullagh NUI (UCC)PHDA randomised controlled trial to measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise programme (APEP) for frail older medical patients in the acute hospital setting
2016Niamh O'Regan NUI (UCC)PHDEarly Detection of Delirium in Older Medical Inpatients: Prodrome, Predictors and Motor Subtyping
2015Ronan O'Caoimh UCCPhDThe qMCI screen - developing a new screening test for MCI and dementia

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Pfalzgraf Hadley Colette Benbow Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Holistic Approach to Palliative Care IP5001Holistic Approach to Palliative Care
2020In-depth Independent Study CG6011In-depth Independent Study
2020Advanced Issues in Dementia Care CG6016Advanced Issues in Dementia Care
2020Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia CG6015Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia
2020Dissertation in Dementia CG6018Dissertation in Dementia
2020Independent Study CG6007Independent Study
2020Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation CG6009Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation
2020Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation CG6005Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
2020Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders CG6006Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders
2020Dissertation in Older Person Rehabilitation CG6008Dissertation in Older Person Rehabilitation

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School of Medicine, UCC The Bungalow, Block 13, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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