My Home Life Northern Ireland


  • Ryan,  A. and Moore, K. (2021) ‘Knowing me, knowing you’: an exploration of the views and experiences of nursing home residents and staff on their nursing home as ‘home’. Ageing & Society, 1–22. doi:10.1017/S0144686X21000787
  • O'Neill, M., Ryan, A., Tracey, A., & Laird, L. (2020). ‘Waiting and Wanting’: Older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home: A grounded theory study. Ageing and Society, 1-25. doi:10.1017/S0144686X20000872.
  • O’Neill, M., Ryan, A., Tracey, A., Laird, L. (2020). The Primacy of ‘Home’: An exploration of how older adults’ transition to life in a care home towards the end of the first year. Health and Social Care in the Community.
  • O'Neill, M., Ryan, A., Tracey, A., & Laird, L. (2020). “You’re at their mercy”: Older Peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Older People Nursing.
  • Penney, S., & Ryan, A. (2018). Leadership Support and Practice Development in Care Homes for People with Dementia. Journal of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, 4, 1, 41-48
  • Penney S. & Ryan A (2018). The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers. Nursing Older People. 30 (1), 35-40.  DOI: 10.7748/nop.2018.e979.
  • Laird E, Ryan A, Mc Cauley C, Bond R, Mulvenna M, Curran K, Bunting B, Ferry F, Gibson A. (2018). Using mobile technology to provide personalised reminiscence for people living with dementia and their carers: An appraisal of outcomes from a quasi-experimental study. JMIR Mental Health. 5(3: e57. DOI: 10.2196/mental.9684
  • Ryan A, McCauley C, Laird E, Gibson A, Mulvenna M, Bond R, Bunting B, Ferry F, Curran K. (2018). “There is still so much inside”: The impact of personalised reminiscence, facilitated by a tablet device, on people living with dementia and their family carers. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. Published online September 7, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1471301218795242
  • Lynch, B., McCance, T., McCormack, B., Brown, D. (2018). The development of the Person-Centred Situational Leadership Framework: Revealing the being of person-centredness in nursing homes. J Clin Nurs.27(1-2):427-440. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13949. Epub 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28677332
  • Moore, K & Ryan A (2017). The Lived Experience of Nursing Home Residents in the Context of the Nursing Home as their ‘Home’ Full Report. Ulster University.
  • Ryan A & McKenna H (2015). “It’s the little things that count’. Families experience of roles, relationships and quality of care in nursing homes.  International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10, 38-47. DOI: 1111/opn.12052.
  • Ryan, A & McKenna, H. (2013. Familiarity as a key factor influencing rural family carers experience of the nursing home placement of an older relative: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 13:252. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-252
  • Buckley, C., McCormack, B., Ryan, A. (2013). Valuing narrative in the care of older people: a framework of narrative practice for older adult residential care settings. J Clin Nurs. 1-13. DOI:10.1111/jocn.12472
  • Ryan, A., McKenna, H., Slevin O. (2011). Family care-giving and decisions about entry to care: a rural perspective. Ageing & Society. 1-18. DOI:10.1017/Soi44686X11000055