Peer Reviewed Publications & Preprints
Gorman, G., Hellebust, S., Venables, D., Ryan, K., & Cassarino, M. (2023) Introducing forecast-based public health warnings to promote engagement with air quality risk: a survey of citizens’ attitudes in Cork, Ireland, Journal of Risk Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2023.2170453
Calabrese, L., Biscaya, S., Shahab, S., & Cassarino, M. (2022) Gendered experiences of active travel and psychological wellbeing: Protocol for a Scoping Review (registered protocol). https://osf.io/b7r5j/
Scully, C., & Cassarino, M. (2022, December 8). Employees’ Experiences of Changes in their Work Commute during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A survey study in Ireland (preprint). https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/twy3g
Cassarino, M., Cronin, Ú., Robinson, K., Quinn, R., Boland, F., Ward, M.E., McNamara, R., O’Connor, M., McCarthy, G., Ryan, D., & Galvin, R. (2022) Development and delivery of an allied health team intervention for older adults in the emergency department: A process evaluation. PLoS ONE 17(5): e0269117. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269117
Gorman, G., Hellebust, S., Venables, D., Ryan, K., & Cassarino, M. (2022) Preprint: Air Quality Forecasting and Public Health Warnings as a Tool to Promote Public Engagement with Air Quality Issues: A Survey Investigation of Citizens’ Attitudes and Preferences in Cork, Ireland. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4035127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4035127
Lee, N., Setti. A, & Cassarino, M. (2022) Gratitude as a predictor of pro-environmental behaviour? A survey investigation considering the role of environmental values and nature connectedness. Journal of Ecopsychology, 2(2), 1-12.
Cassarino, M., Shahab, S., & Biscaya, S. (2021). Envisioning happy places for all: a systematic review of the impact of transformations in the urban environment on the wellbeing of vulnerable groups. Sustainability, 13(14), 8086. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13148086
Cassarino, M., Robinson, K., Trépel, D., O’Shaughnessy, Í., Smalle, E., White, S., … & Galvin, R. (2021). Impact of assessment and intervention by a health and social care professional team in the emergency department on the quality, safety, and clinical effectiveness of care for older adults: A randomised controlled trial. PLoS medicine, 18(7), e1003711. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003711
Shrestha, T., Di Blasi, Z., & Cassarino, M. (2021). Natural or Urban Campus Walks and Vitality in University Students: Exploratory Qualitative Findings from a Pilot Randomised Controlled Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), 2003. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042003
O’Brien, J., Mason, A., Cassarino, M., Chan, J., & Setti, A. (2021). Older Women’s Experiences of a Community-Led Walking Programme Using Activity Trackers. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(18), 9818. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189818
Hirst, R. J., Cassarino, M., Kenny, R.A., Newell, F.N., & Setti, A. (2021) Urban and rural environments differentially shape multisensory perception in ageing, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 29(2), 197-212. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2020.1859084
Tieges, Z., Maclullich, A. M., Anand, A., Brookes, C., Cassarino, M., O’Connor, M., … & Galvin, R. (2021). Diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium detection in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 50(3), 733-743., https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa224
Cassarino, M., Bantry-White, E., Setti, A. (2020) Neighbourhood Environment and Cognitive Vulnerability—A Survey Investigation of Variations Across the Lifespan and Urbanity Levels. Sustainability, 12, 7951. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12197951
O’Meara, A., Cassarino, M., Bolger, A., Setti, A. (2020) Virtual Reality Nature Exposure and Test Anxiety. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 4(4), 75. https://doi.org/10.3390/mti4040075
Cassarino, M., Quinn, R., Boland, F., Ward, M.E., et al (2020). Stakeholders’ perspectives on models of care in the emergency department and the introduction of health and social care professional teams: A qualitative analysis using World Cafés and Interviews. Health Expectations; 00: 1-9. 00: 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13033
Cassarino, M., Robinson, K., Quinn, R., Naddy, B., O’Regan, A., Ryan, D., … & Galvin, R. (2019). Impact of early assessment and intervention by teams involving health and social care professionals in the emergency department: A systematic review. PLoS One, 14(7), e0220709. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220709
Cassarino, M., Cronin, Ú., Robinson, K., Quinn, R., Boland, F., Ward, M. E., … & Galvin, R. (2019). Implementing an allied health team intervention to improve the care of older adults in the emergency department: protocol for a process evaluation. BMJ open, 9(7), e032645. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032645
Leahy, S., Cassarino, M., O’Connell, M. D., Glynn, L., & Galvin, R. (2019). Dynapaenic obesity and its association with health outcomes in older adult populations: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ open, 9(5), e027728. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027728
Cassarino, M., Bantry-White, E., & Setti, A. (2019). Cognitive and sensory dimensions of older people’s preferences of outdoor spaces for walking: A survey study in Ireland. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(8), 1340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16081340
Cassarino, M., Maisto, M., Esposito, Y., Guerrero, D., Chan, J. S., Setti, A. (2019) Testing Attention Restoration in a Virtual Reality Driving Simulator. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 250. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00250
Cassarino, M., Tuohy, I. C., & Setti, A. (2019). Sometimes nature doesn’t work: Absence of attention restoration in older adults exposed to environmental scenes. Experimental Aging Research, 45(4), 372-385. https://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2019.1627497
2018 and earlier
Cassarino, M., Robinson, K.,Quinn, R., et al (2018). Effectiveness of early assessment and intervention by interdisciplinary teams including health and social care professionals in the emergency department: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 8(7). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023464
Cassarino, M. & Murphy, G. (2018). Reducing Young Drivers’ Crash Risk: Are We There Yet? An Ecological System-Based Review of the Last Decade of Research. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 56, 54-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2018.04.003
Cassarino, M., O’Sullivan, V., Kenny, R.A., & Setti, A. (2018). Disabilities Moderate the Association Between Neighbourhood Urbanity and Cognitive Health: Results from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Disability and Health Journal, 11(3), 359-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.12.002.
Cassarino, M., & Setti, A. (2016). Complexity as Key to Designing Cognitive-Friendly Environments for Older People. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1329. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01329
Cassarino, M., O’Sullivan, V., Kenny, R.A., & Setti, A. (2016). Environment and Cognitive Aging: A Cross-Sectional Study of Place of Residence and Cognitive Performance in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Neuropsychology, 30(5), 543-557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/neu0000253
Cassarino, M., & Setti, A. (2015). Environment as ‘Brain Training’: A review of Geographical and Physical Environmental Influences on Cognitive Ageing. Ageing Research Reviews, 23, 167-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2015.06.003
Marica Cassarino, Dean Venables, Stig Hellebust, Kevin Ryan (Nov 2022). Promoting public awareness and behavioural change related to air quality. An investigation of attitudes towards air quality interventions in Cork City [Oral presentation]. Healthy Planet Healthy People Conference 2022, online, Ireland, 30-NOV-22. https://youtu.be/-KlCE6cIAuQ
Marica Cassarino, Gregory Gorman, Dean Venables, Stig Hellebust, Kevin Ryan (Nov 2022). Engaging the Public With Air Quality Information – An Investigation of Psychological Attitudes in Cork City [Symposium Presentation]. Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2022, Portlaoise, Ireland, 9-11-NOV-22.
Marica Cassarino, Annalisa Setti (Nov 2022). Advancing Psychological research to foster people’s wellbeing through interactions with outdoor spaces: Evidence on the role of nature, vulnerability, and technology [Symposium]. Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2021, online, Ireland, 11-12-NOV-21.
Marica Cassarino (Nov 2021). Putting Wellbeing in Place? Considerations on place-based happiness and equity from a psychosocial perspective [Invited webinar]. Wellbeing in Policy Seminars, Centre for Urban Wellbeing, University of Birmingham, online, UK, 3-NOV-21.
Marica Cassarino, Sina Shahab, Sara Biscaya (Oct 2021). Impact of Transformations in Urban Planning and Design on the Wellbeing of Vulnerable Groups: A systematic review of Happy Places for All [Poster presentation]. International Conference on Environmental Psychology 2021, Siracusa, Italy, 5/8-OCT-21.
Marica Cassarino (Jun 2021). Panel Speaker for webinar on Youth Perspectives on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs. Embassy of Ireland, Pretoria, online, 15-JUN-21.
Marica Cassarino (Mar 2021). From Healthy Cities to Happy Cities? The psychosocial benefits of design for active travel [Invited webinar]. Cork Transport and Mobility Forum Mix Your Mode Webinar, online, Ireland, 19-MAR-21.
Marica Cassarino (Jan 2020). Selected participant for Royal Irish Academy/British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 30/31-JAN-20.
Marica Cassarino, Katie Robinson, Rosie Quinn, Fiona Boland, Marie E. Ward, Rosa McNamara, Margaret O’Connor, Gerard McCarthy, Damien Ryan, Rose Galvin (Sep 2019). The role of Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCPs) in the care of older adults in the Emergency Department (ED): A qualitative study of key ED stakeholders’ views [Oral presentation]. 67th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society 2019, Cork, Ireland, 26/28-SEP-19.
Marica Cassarino, Eleanor Bantry-White, & Annalisa Setti (Sep 2019). Choosing a walk in nature or downtown? A mixed-methods study of Cognitive and Sensory Preferences of Outdoor Places in Older Age [Oral Presentation]. International Conference of Environmental Psychology 2019, Plymouth, UK, 4/7-SEP-19.
Marica Cassarino, Eleanor Bantry-White & Annalisa Setti (Apr 2019). Where Older People Like to Walk: A Mixed Methods Study of Cognitive and Sensory Preferences for Outdoor Spaces [Poster presentation]. ISS21 Ageing Cluster Road to IGS workshop, 10-APR-19.
Marica Cassarino, Katie Robinson, Rosie Quinn, Breda Naddy, Andrew O’Regan, Damien Ryan, Fiona Boland, Marie E. Ward, Rosa McNamara, Gerard McCarthy, Rose Galvin (Oct 2018). Allied Health Team Care in the Emergency Department: Findings from A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Early Assessment and Intervention [Oral presentation]. Irish Association for Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 17/19-OCT-18.
Marica Cassarino, Rose A. Kenny & Annalisa Setti (Sep 2018). The Geographies of Cognitive Ageing: Neighbourhood distances from cities and cognitive variations in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing [Poster presentation] Irish Gerontological Society 66th Annual and Scientific Meeting “Transforming Ageing Across Borders”, Cavan, Ireland, 27/29-SEP-18. Published on Age & Ageing (2018) 47 (suppl_5): v13-v60. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy140.50
Marica Cassarino, Katie Robinson, Rosie Quinn, Breda Naddy, Andrew O’Regan, Fiona Boland, Marie E. Ward, Rosa McNamara, Gerard McCarthy, Damien Ryan, Rose Galvin (Sep 2018). Enhancing Older Patients’ Care in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review of Interventions by Health and Social Care Professional Teams [Poster presentation]. Irish Gerontological Society 66th Annual and Scientific Meeting “Transforming Ageing Across Borders”, Cavan, Ireland, 27/29-SEP-18.
Marica Cassarino, Rose A. Kenny, & Annalisa Setti (Sep 2017). Environmental Approaches to Cognitive Ageing: An Investigation of the Role of Population Density and Disability [Oral presentation]. Irish Gerontological Society 65th Jubilee Annual and Scientific Meeting “Changing Perspectives in Gerontology – the Next 65 Years”, Wexford, Ireland, 28/30-SEP-17. Published on Age & Ageing (2017) 46 (suppl_3): iii1-iii12. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx145.16
Marica Cassarino, Eleanor Bantry-White, Jason S. Chan, Annalisa Setti (Sep 2017). Places to Recharge the Brain. Investigating the Outdoor Environment as a Contributor to Cognitive Health in Ageing [Oral presentation]. The Psychological Society of Ireland Early Graduate Group 4th Annual One-Day Conference for Early Career Psychologists “Communicating Psychology: getting the message out there”, Dublin, Ireland, 2-SEP-17.
Annalisa Setti, Marica Cassarino, & Isabella C. Tuohy (Jul 2017). Exposure to Green does not Always Restore Attention in Older Adults [Poster presentation]. The 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, San Francisco, California, 23/27_JUL-17. Published on Innovation in Aging (2017) 1 (suppl_1): 328. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.1207
Marica Cassarino, Eleanor Bantry-White, Yu-Tzu Wu, Jason C. Chan, & Annalisa Setti (Jun 2017). Urban Space as “Brain Training” – A Mixed-Methods Investigation of How the Built Environment can Support Healthy Cognitive Ageing [Oral presentation]. Urban Space and the Body International Conference, Cork, Ireland, 09/10-JUN-17.
Marica Cassarino, & Annalisa Setti (Oct 2016). Physical Activity Modulates Geographical Variations in Cognitive Ageing: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing [Poster Presentation]. Irish Gerontological Society 64th Annual and Scientific Meeting “Developing Cultures of Excellence in Ageing and Exploring the Needs of Marginalised Groups”, Killarney, Ireland, 30-SEP-16 – 01-OCT-16. Published on Age & Ageing (2016) 45 (suppl 2): ii13-ii56. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw159.186
Eleanor Bantry-White, Annalisa Setti, Marica Cassarino, & Yu-Tzu Wu (2016). Quantifying Environmental Load on Cognition: A Pilot Study [Poster Presentation], The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 16/20-NOV-16. Published as supplement on The Gerontologist (2016), 52, 532-532. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw162.2151
Annalisa Setti & Marica Cassarino (2015). Sustainable Cognitive Ageing: What Role for the Physical and Social Environments [Oral Presentation], Connected Sustainability Workshop, 7th International ACM Conference on Communities and Technologies, Limerick, 28-JUN-15. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Annalisa_Setti/publication/279850140_Sustainable_Cognitive_Ageing_What_Role_for_the_Physical_and_Social_Environments/links/559bdb0e08ae0035df2334db.pdf)
Marica Cassarino, Rose Anne Kenny, & Annalisa Setti (2015). Urban Environments Benefit Cognitive Ageing: A Cross-Sectional Study of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Cohort [Poster Presentation], The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress, “Unlocking the Demographic Dividend”, Dublin, Ireland, 23/26-APR-15.
Marica Cassarino, Vincent O’Sullivan, Rose Anne Kenny, Annalisa Setti (2014). Environmental Risk Factors for Cognitive Ageing: Geographical Location, Social Engagement and Lifestyle [Oral Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting, “Science for Healthy and Active Ageing”, Galway, Ireland, 09/11-OCT-14.
Marica Cassarino (Nov 2022). Psychology in a Climate Crisis: What can we do? Investigating attitudes towards air quality in Cork City [Invited seminar]. UL Department of Psychology Seminar Series 2022/23, online, Ireland, 14-NOV-22.
Marica Cassarino, Gillian Murphy, Annalisa Setti, Jason S. Chan, Eleanor Bantry-White (Oct 2022). Out of Business: Affective and cognitive dimensions of “third place” attachment and loss of place [Invited seminar]. UCC School of Applied Psychology Seminar Series 2022/23, Cork, Ireland, 17-OCT-22.
Marica Cassarino (Feb 2022). Can Psychologists help save the Planet? Reflections from an interdisciplinary collaboration on attitudes towards air quality in Cork City [Invited Seminar]. UCC School of Applied Psychology Seminar Series 2021/22, Cork, Ireland, 28-FEB-22.
Marica Cassarino, Eleanor Bantry-White, Annalisa Setti (Oct 2019). Is nature good for you? It depends (also) on your brain. A mixed-methods investigation of cognitive/sensory characteristics and preferences of outdoor spaces [Invited seminar]. UCC School of Applied Psychology Seminar Series 2019/20, Cork, Ireland, 21-OCT-19
Marica Cassarino (2017). What’s so Risky About Young Drivers? Examining individual, social and environmental factors. School of Applied Psychology Invited Talk Series 2016-17, University College Cork, 02-OCT-17. https://tinyurl.com/ybxwear9
Marica Cassarino (Feb 2017). Environmental Risk Factors for Cognitive Ageing: Geographical Location, Social Engagement and Lifestyle, A research study on healthy people aged 50+ living in Ireland [Invited Seminar]. UCC School of Applied Psychology Seminar Series 2016/17, Cork, Ireland, 21-FEB-17.
Marica Cassarino (2017). Urbanisation and Cognitive Ageing: An investigation of geographical variations in the cognitive health of older adults in Ireland. University College Cork. https://cora.ucc.ie/bitstream/handle/10468/4015/CassarinoM_PhD2017.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y