Angie is currently working on a PhD research project with Technical University Dublin. As part of a collaborative research project with the Men’s Health forum and local community, using Responsible Research and Innovation as her methodology, she is investigating how physical activity can help promote and improve the quality of life in older adults. The title of her thesis is: “Active ageing in rural Ireland: How knowledge and motivation affect active leisure and sports participation.”
She hopes to explore attitudes and perceptions regarding active leisure and physical activity of rural adults over the age of 65 years through semi-structured interviews. If you would like to find out more about her research, or indeed volunteer to be a part of the study, please don’t hesitate to contact her.
Angie is also part of a research team working on a seed funded research project exploring older male perceptions of physical leisure activity (PLA)/leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and their contribution or impact on mental health, using different methodologies. The outcome of the research will provide Men’s Health Forum Ireland with a rich understanding of older men’s health, and their perceptions of PLA/LTPA and mental health.