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William Evans Fellow A/Prof Martijn Huisman visits Dunedin in September

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

PUBLIC LECTURE has changed to the 28th September, 5pm. Med Red

About Martijn

Huisman William EvansDr. Huisman is the scientific director of the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam (LASA). His main focus is the role of socioeconomic adversity on health in old age. He is also the research coordinator of the Amsterdam Center on Aging (ACA). He has a MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology, and PhD in Epidemiology. He currently leads several projects that use a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. Examples of specific topics in his research are: perceived control in relation to health care use in older adults (National Program of Care for the Elderly) and resilience in older adults who have been exposed to socioeconomic adversity (NWO, VIDI)


Martijn is hosted by A/Prof Debra Waters and the School of Physiotherapy.  Debra is the Director of Gerontology research at Otago (a joint appointment by the Dunedin School of Medicine and the School of Physiotherapy).  Debra is also the Director of the University of Otago research theme, CARE (Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence).

If you would like to make an appointment to visit with Martijn while he is here please email

Programme of activities 12 -30th September
14th SeptemberAgeing Well SNAP event
16th SeptemberKeynote speaker: New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference, Wellington


28th September

Public lecture: Translating the science of ageing into policy and practice?.  5pm, MedRed (cnr Hanover and Great King Streets)
TBC'Effect of population ageing on health services use under different health scenarios’ , TBC
26th September

'Challenges and societal relevance of studying gerontology.' Open lecture for students in relevant professions (Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1-2pm)

27th September'Successful Ageing, capturing diversity of ageing using longitudinal data'  Jointly hosted by Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR) and Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence (CARE), 12pm.  Room 1.02 School of Physiotherapy Building