Research team

The proposed research has been developed through engagement with government and business stakeholders and a Māori Advisory Group. Our interdisciplinary team has extensive experience leading large projects and draws on the expertise of leading international collaborators and New Zealand government and business stakeholders.
This team brings a wide range of expertise in varying approaches to conducting research including longitudinal, quantitative, qualitative, case study, and kaupapa Māori research, as well as connections with business consultants, and Māori and Pasifika business networks. The team leaders, Professor Christine Stephens and Professor Fiona Alpass, have a strong record of excellent research and implementation in ageing, and also contribute a network of international collaborators in this research field.

Professor Christine Stephens

School of Psychology
Massey University
Research expertise

Professor Fiona Alpass

School of Psychology
Massey University
Research expertise

Dr Mary Breheny

School of Health Science
Massey University
Research expertise

Dr Andy Towers

School of Health Science
Massey University
Research expertise

Dr Siautu Alefaio-Tugia

School of Psychology
Massey University
Research expertise

Dr Jason Mika

School of Management
Massey University
Research expertise

Mr Brendan Stevenson

School of Health Science
Massey University
Research expertise

Dr Joanne Allen

School of Psychology
Massey University
Research expertise

Mr Geoff Pearman

Dr Judith Davey

Dr Sally Keeling

International Advisory Group

Dr Norah Keating: Professor of Rural Ageing, Swansea University.

Dr Judith Phillips: Deputy Principal (Research) at the University of Stirling and Professor of Gerontology.

Dr Sue Yeandle: Professor of Sociology and Director of CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities) at the University of Sheffield.

Dr Philip Taylor: Professor of Human Resource Management at Federation University, Australia.

Dr Jeroen Spijker: “Ramón y Cajal” research fellow at the Center for Demographic Studies (CED), Barcelona.

Dr Kate O'Loughlin: Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, and member of the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit.

Dr Sarah Vickerstaff: Professor, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.

Dr Áine Ní Léime: Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellow, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, currently located at the Department of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr Jacquelyn B. James: Research Professor and Co-director Center on Aging & Work, Boston College, and director of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work.

Dr Martin Hyde: Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University.

Dr Vanessa Burholt: Professor and Director of the Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University, and Director of the pan-Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research.

Dr Patrick Dulin: Professor,Department of Psychology, University of Alaska

Dr Martijn Huisman: Associate Professor and scientific director of the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam (LASA) with the VU University Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam, and research coordinator of the Amsterdam Center on Aging (ACA).

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