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.

2023 saw the inaugural presentation of scholarship to an emergent interRAI researcher.

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

4th interRAI Research Network Knowledge Exchange - 14 March 2024

The 4th interRAI Research Network Knowledge Exchange is scheduled for 14th March 2024 at 69 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

We have pulled together an exciting program of presentations and panel discussions this year around the theme of Using interRAI Data to Inform Social Policy. See the program below for details.

Click here to download the 4th interRAI Knowledge Exchange Program from this link:

Click here to register your interest in attending either event, in person or via Zoom:

Below are a couple of photos from last year's interRAI Knowledge Exchange.

Dr John Hirdes

Dr Nigel Millar

2nd Aged Care Consortium Meeting - 15 March 2024

The 2nd Aged Care Consortium Meeting is scheduled for 15th March 2024 at 69 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

This is an initiative of the Centre for Co-Created Aging Research to bring parties together to improve the quality and equity of care for older people with care needs. The Minister for Seniors, the Hon Casey Costello, will be the keynote speaker.

Click here to download the Save the Date flyer for the combined Knowledge Exchange and Aged Care Consortium Meeting from this link:

Click here to register your interest in attending either event, in person or via Zoom:


  • There are limited spaces for both events but both events can be attended via Zoom for anyone unable to travel to Wellington.
  • If you are presenting for either of these events, you will also need to register using the link above.