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Hamish JamiesonGeriatrician

BMedSci MB ChB (Otago) PhD(Sydney) FRACP

Tel +64 3 244 1806

Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
P.O. Box 4345
New Zealand

Associate Professor Hamish Jamieson is a medical specialist in Older Persons Health and is the clinical leader of the Big Data and Better Ageing Research Group.

Associate Professor Jamieson has an interest in using big data to improve patient outcomes and identify unmet areas of need.

He has led a number of projects including projects funded by the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, Health Research Council and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Current Roles

  • Associate Professor in Medicine
  • Medical Specialist in Older Persons Health (Geriatrician), Te Whatu Ora (based at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch)

Research Interests

  • Ageing
  • Big Data and linking large datasets
  • Human longevity
  • Translational research (ensuring clinical findings are translated into improved clinical management of older people
  • interRAI
  • Healthy ageing and ageing well


Schluter, P. J., & Jamieson, H. A. (2023). Multimorbidity associated with urinary incontinence among older women and men with complex needs in Aotearoa | New Zealand. Neurourology & Urodynamics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/nau.25279

Hikaka, J., Abey-Nesbit, R., McIntosh, B., Schluter, P. J., Nishtala, P. S., Scrase, R., & Jamieson, H. A. (2023). Utility of big data to explore medication adherence in Māori and non-Māori community-dwelling older adults with heart failure in Aotearoa New Zealand: A cross-sectional study. Drugs & Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40266-023-01044-2

Nishtala, P. S., Pickering, J. W., Bergler, U., Mangin, D., Hilmer, S. N., & Jamieson, H. (2023). Post hoc analyses of a randomized controlled trial for the effect of pharmacist deprescribing intervention on the anticholinergic burden in frail community-dwelling older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2023.05.014

Jamieson, H., Scrase, R., Abey-Nesbit, R., Bergler, U., & Pickering, J. (2023). Development and validation of a frailty index comparable with three interRAI assessment instruments. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) Annual Scientific Medicine. Retrieved from

Abey-Nesbit, R., Jamieson, H. A., Bergler, H. U., Kerse, N., Pickering, J. W., & Teh, R. (2023). Chronic health conditions and mortality among older adults with complex care needs in Aotearoa New Zealand. BMC Geriatrics, 23(1), 318. doi: 10.1186/s12877-023-03961-8

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