interRAI Research Network
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About the network
Network members
Meeting minutes
interRAI Knowledge Exchange

interRAI Research Network

About the Network

The New Zealand interRAI Research Network provides a platform for researchers, clinicians, and anyone interested in using interRAI data to form relationships and collaborate on research. The ultimate goal of the network is to use interRAI data to equitably improve clinical care, and personal experience, service development and quality improvement.

The Network meets bi-monthly in which a research topic is presented and discussed.

If you wish to be part of this network, email with "interRAI Research Network" in the subject line.

interRAI Research Network Terms of Reference (PDF, 139KB)

Information for researchers: ethics and funding applications (PDF, 180KB)

Network members
  • Dr Kebede Beyene
  • Dr Amy Chan
  • Dr Gary Cheung (Network chair)
  • Associate Professor Sarah Cullum
  • Dr Joanna Hikaka
  • Dr Etuini Ma'u
  • Dr Sue McDonnell
  • Dr Kathy Peri
  • Cristian Gonzalez Prieto
  • Dr Claudia Riviera Rodriguez
  • Dr Brigid Ryan
  • Dr Ryan San Diego
  • Dr Ruth Teh.
  • Professor Fiona Alpass
  • Dr Karen Mumme
  • Dr Rosie Gibson
  • Dr Anja Roemer
  • Professor Carol Wham.
  • Rebecca Abey-Nesbit
  • Ulrich Bergler
  • Associate Professor Hamish Jamieson
  • Dr Francesc March de Ribot
  • Dr Xaviour Walker
  • Professor Debra Waters.
  • Professor Ngaire Kerse, MNZM
  • Dr Eamon Merrick
  • Dr Nigel Millar.
  • Katherine Bloomfield
  • Jacqueline Broadbent
  • Raenna Chan
  • Karen Goymour
  • Gabrielle Stent.


  • Dr Kathleen Potter - Ryman Healthcare
  • Dr Joanna MacFarlane.
  • Dr Brigette Meehan
  • Dr Gary Cheung
  • Associate Professor Hamish Jamieson
Meeting minutes

interRAI Knowledge Exchange

The annual interRAI Knowledge Exchange is a one-day event, hosted by interRAI New Zealand and the interRAI Research Network. It provides an opportunity for experienced and emergent researchers to present research using interRAI data. The day provides opportunity for discussion and guidance on research project progress.

The Knowledge Exchange is held in-person and online, enabling participants to hear about research in their areas of interest.

Both academic and health sector attendees from previous Knowledge Exchange days, have provided very positive feedback.

Past attendees have been, but not limited to the following groups.

  • Researchers
  • interRAI Research Network
  • Clinicians and health planners
  • National Science Challenge
  • Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora
  • Aged Residential Care Sector
  • Home and community services
  • Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora

interRAI Research Network Knowledge Exchange 2024

interRAI New Zealand, in conjunction with the interRAI research network recently held the 4th annual knowledge exchange on 15th March 2024. This year's theme of Using interRAI Data to Inform Health and Social Policy showcased the broad use of interRAI data with 15 presentations. These were from health researchers, clinicians, NASCA, project working groups and Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora.

Some of the interRAI Knowledge Exchange Presenters

This hybrid meeting hosted over 180 people from several backgrounds including clinical management, needs assessors, aged residential care providers, researchers, policy advisors, data scientists, regulatory bodies such as HDC and NZACA. Attendees were not only from New Zealand but also from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Initial feedback was that people found the day very rewarding, with many connections made.

It was also an opportunity to acknowledge this year's emerging interRAI researchers, Julie Daltry. Julie is a part-time Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland in the School of Nursing. She completed her master's degree as a mature student and the paper she presented is part of her PhD programme, looking at clinical indicators of acute deterioration in morbidity and mortality in the residential care population.

Julie Daltry and Margaret Milne, Group Manager interRAI Services

Click here to download a copy of the 4th interRAI Knowledge Exchange Programme.

Watch recordings of each presentation below or by clicking here