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Healthcare of the Elderly

This is a group of academic gerontologists and geriatricians with interests and enthusiasm in teaching, research and service related to care of older people.

We seek to build collaborations within and beyond the Otago University research community, including the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies (Christchurch) and Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit (Wellington).



Marissa O'Leary

Research areas

  • Geriatric medicine service delivery evaluation
  • Predictors of outcomes from rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation and outcomes
  • Needs assessment
  • Sociological aspects of ageing
  • Interdisciplinary models of care
  • Collaborations with the NZ Institute of Research on Ageing (NZIRA)
  • Joint research projects with University of Auckland

Teaching activities