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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


Abey-Nesbit, R., Bergler, H. U., Keeling, S., Gillon, D., Bullmore, I., Schluter, P. J., & Jamieson, H. (2024). A multistate transition model of changes in loneliness and carer stress among community-dwelling older adults in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajag.13280

Cheung, G., Beyene, K., Chan, A. H. Y., Drayton, B. A., Jamieson, H., Lyndon, M., … Walker, X., & Rivera-Rodriguez, C. (2024). Falls risk in long-term care residents with cognitive impairment: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 25, 182. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2023.11.006

Duncan, S., Bergler, H. U., Menclova, A., Pickering, J. W., Nishtala, P. S., Ailabouni, N., … Mangin, D., & Jamieson, H. (2024). The drug burden index and level of frailty as determinants of healthcare costs in a cohort of older frail adults in New Zealand [Economic evaluation]. Value in Health Regional Issues, 41, 72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2023.11.009

Elsedfy, Y., Mangin, D., Jamieson, H., Berger, U., Nishtala, P., Weaver, S., … Ailabouni, N. (2023). An international comparison of deprescribing interventional studies: How to determine factors that contribute to translational deprescribing success? Pharmacy Education, 23(6), (pp. 361). doi: 10.46542/pe.2023.236.350423

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

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