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Dr Joanne Allen PhD, BPsych

Senior Research Officer

School of Psychology



  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Newcastle (2015)
  • Bachelor of Psychology - University of Newcastle (2008)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Dr Allen is a member of the Health and Ageing Research Team and is based in the School of Psychology. Her research focus is on the social and health determinants of wellbeing in later life. Her current programme of research utilises data from national longitudinal surveys and national health records to examine factors which enable and prevent work participation among older adults.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Aged Health Care (111702): Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Mental Health (111714): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Guest lecturer

Neurobiology of stress, and The Ageing Brain, 175.205: Brain and Behaviour (2016-2017)

Workforce participation among older workers, 175.737: Occupational Psychology (2018-2019)

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Eddie Barnard - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Combined Use of Alcohol and Alcohol-Interactive Medication in Older New Zealanders and The Potential Moderating Role of Depression

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shanika Koreshi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Maximising workforce participation for older New Zealanders: Reconciling work and caregiving

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