Eithne Sexton

Cohort: 2010

Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Primary supervisor: Anne Hickey, RCSI

Bellinda King-Kallimanis, TCD
Richard Layte, TCD

Thesis title: Pathways and protective factors: Modelling the relationship between chronic disease and quality at older ages

Current affiliation: TILDA, TCD

PhD placements:
English Longitudinal Study on Ageing, UCL

Recent and on-going projects:
Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative: National and local indicator projects (www.hapai.net). 2015-2017

Research interests:
Measurement and predictors of quality of life, wellbeing and positive ageing


1. Sexton, E., King-Kallimanis BL, Conroy RM, Hickey A. Psychometric evaluation of the CASP-19 quality of life scale in an older Irish cohort. Qual Life Res. 2013; 22(9):2549–59.

2. Sexton, E., King-Kallimanis BL, Layte R, Hickey A. CASP-19 special section: how does chronic disease status affect CASP quality of life at older ages? Examining the WHO ICF disability domains as mediators of this relationship. Aging Ment Health. 2014 Sep 11; 1–12.

3. Sexton, E., King-Kallimanis, B. L., Morgan, K., & McGee, H. (2014). Development of the Brief Ageing Perceptions Questionnaire (B-APQ): a confirmatory factor analysis approach to item reduction. BMC Geriatrics, 14(1), 44. http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-14-44

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Conference papers and presentations:
Does resilience rest on relationships? Exploring social context and personal resources as moderators of the effect of disability on quality of life in older adults. International Society of Quality of Life Research, Vancouver, October 2015. Oral Presentation

Does the EQ-5D capture the effect of physical and mental health on subjective well-being among older people? International Society of Quality of Life Research, Vancouver, October 2015. Poster Presentation.

Living as married and with religious belief reduces the negative effect of disabling chronic conditions on quality of life. European Health Psychology Society Conference, Innsbruck August 2014. Oral Presentation.

Particular knowledge and skills Eithne is willing to share with SPHeRE Programme scholars:

Specific topic areas
Quality of life

Software packages

Methodological expertise
Psychometric analysis
Structural equation modelling
Path analysis
Quantitative research design
Delphi technique

General PhD skills

Contact email address: eithnesexton@gmail.com

Twitter: @EithneSexton

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eithne_Sexton2