SNAP: Stakeholders identify research priorities

07 Oct 2016

Groups write up their research ideas.
Stakeholders formulate their priorities for research.

Over 100 participants took part in Ageing Well’s second annual forum in Wellington in September.

Researchers, stakeholders, and interested individuals contributed to a day exploring opportunities for developing stakeholder-led research.

Following an address by Hon Steven Joyce, speakers from Ageing Well, and special invited guests, participants identified six areas of research:

  • The economics of ageing and an ageing population
  • The importance of transforming transport options for older people
  • The differences between rural and urban health needs for ageing Māori
  • Identifying the social needs of older people in immigrant communities
  • What kind of resources are going to be needed for disabled older people
  • Developing the built environment for an ageing population

Report now available

A comprehensive report on the day has been developed. It provides an overview of the information provided by attendees on where future areas of research could be focused, and how the Challenge could facilitate stakeholder-led research. Comments and questions are most welcome and can be directed to Associate Professor Debra Waters:

A summary of the day’s proceedings is also available:

2016 Ageing Well National Science Challenge SNAP event