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The Health and Ageing Research Team staff includes researchers from Massey's School of Psychology, School of Public Health, School of Social Work and School of People, Environment and Planning. The team includes senior researchers, emerging researchers, and postgraduate doctoral, master's and honours students working on projects in ageing research supervised by HART staff.
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Dr Andy Towers teaches and researchers in the areas of older adults healthy ageing and alcohol consumption. His particular research interests focus on the prevalence and predictors of hazardous alcohol consumption in community-dwelling older adults, alcohol screening for older adults in primary health care settings, and older adult mobility and qualty of life.
Alcohol use and abuse in older adults
Health trends & determinants across older adulthood
Patterns and determinants of exercise uptake
Emotions across the lifespan
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Aged Health Care (111702):
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Preventive Medicine (111716): Primary Health Care (111717):
Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Older adults alcohol use
Older adults health & quality of life
Project Title: Quantifying the rates, health outcomes and factors underpining hazardous drinking in older New Zealanders
Date Range: 2013 - 2013
Funding Body: Massey University
147.203 Measurement in Rehabilitation
147.302 Alcohol & Drug Use
147.704 Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation
250.333 Health & Ageing
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