HOPE Scholar, Christine Roseveare won the best poster prize at the New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference at University of Auckland earlier this month. Here is the abstract for the poster.
HOPE Scholar, Josie Dixon works with a diverse range of researchers to develop a low-cost, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring method to increase compliance, accessibility, and thus, health outcomes for people living with diabetes.
HOPE scholar Jenny Song has interviewed older Chinese people to gain a holistic understanding of their perceptions and experiences of ageing and health. Jenny is impressed by the various adaptive mechanisms that older Chinese people have employed to cope with the challenges they may encounter in a new cultural and social environment.
Healthy ageing and housing – trouble ahead?
HEALTHY AGEING comes from the foundations and building blocks we put in place during our life journey. Having a safe sound home is one of those essentials and is associated with better physical and mental health. The current older population is doing well in having high home ownership, high satisfaction with their homes and those who do rent are more likely to rent social housing which has a more secure tenure. What will the housing outlook for our next generations of older people be like?
The HOPE Foundation funds a wide range of research areas including biomedical, clinical, public health and wider psycho-social aspects of ageing. This grant has been awarded to Karen Mumme for a research project, Assessing diet quality in older New Zealand adults and its association with metabolic syndrome and cognitive health.
Hope Scholar Jessica Fitzjohn's work in the spotlight.
It’s time to look forward positively after a year of upset and disruption
SEASON’S GREETINGS, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to everyone.
It has been another uncertain and unsettling year with the ever- present news and threat from Covid in the background. This time of the year is a time to look forward and recognise some of the positive things we have achieved. The overall vaccination rate against Covid is truly remarkable and while we want every last person to have been vaccinated, NZ has one of the highest rates in the world. Many are now eligible for the third booster shot, so get this done without delay.
Costs of inpatient hospitalisations in the last year of life in older New Zealanders: a cohort study
My research is part of the Life and Living in Advanced Age cohort study in New Zealand. Due to an ageing population globally and in New Zealand, health systems may be challenged by increasing health related needs in this group. Despite this, little is known about Māori and non-Māori of advanced age in New Zealand, even though population predictors estimate a trebling of the number of Māori, and a doubling of the number of non-Māori in the next 10 years.
These scholarships are awarded to support high achieving University students to do an ageing focused research project over the 10 week summer break. The aim is not only to achieve high quality worthwhile research, but also to enable these students to gain valuable skills, by working with experienced researchers, who supervise these projects. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we have been able to award four Summer Scholarships
One of our scholarship recipients Jess Fitzjohn came third in a recent Royal Society Te Aparangi Falling Walls NZ Lab competition.