Associate Professor Janine Lindsay Wiles


Research | Current

Research interests

  • Ageing in Place
  • Geography
  • Social Gerontology
  • Care

Co-Investigator, Towards streetscapes promoting inclusive mobility, health and wellbeing for all Principal Investigator Professor Shanthi Ameratunga, HRC (2017-19)

Principal Investigator, Managing co-morbidity from both sides of the fence: a qualitative study with older people and primary care practitioners FRDF (2014-16)

Co-Investigator, HRC Grant Pae Herenga: An investigation of Māori whānau end of life cultural care customs 17/309 Principal Investigator Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell, 2017-2020

Investigator, Life and Living in Advanced Age: A cohort study in New Zealand; Te Puāwaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ Principal Investigator Professor Ngaire Kerse, HRC, MoH (2010-2016)

Co-Investigator, Social isolation & loneliness amongst older people in the multicultural NZ context Principal Investigator Professor Merryn Gott, National Science Challenge: Ageing Well (2016-19)

Co-Investigator, Tāpinga ‘a MaamaPacific life and death in advanced age Principal Investigator Dr Ofa Dewes, National Science Challenge: Ageing Well (2017-19)

Teaching | Current

  • POPLHLTH 704 Undertaking Qualitative Health Research (Masters of Public Health/Postgraduate course)

  • POPLHLTH 762 Advanced Qualitative Research (PhD, MPH, MHSc course) 

  • POPLHLTH 207 Community and Cultural Development (Bachelor of Health Sciences)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Jacqueline Schmidt-Busby: Critical points of engagement for Pacific people with diabetic nephropathy
  • Satey Rahminipour Flourishing after experiencing intimate partner violence
  • Lucy Hardie Spaces for commodity industries influencing health policy
  • Kirsty Kang Employment and family carers for people in advanced age at end of life

Areas of expertise

qualitative research





Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Htut, M., Ho, E., & Wiles, J. (2020). A Study of Asian Children Who are Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Available Support Services in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 50 (6), 1855-1865. 10.1007/s10803-019-03936-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elsie Ho
  • Wiles, J. L. (2020). Creativity and selective focus: Approaches to resilience and ageing well. The Gerontologist, 60 (1), 210-211. 10.1093/geront/gnz152
  • Ameratunga, S., Spray, J., Anderson, A., Wiles, J., Witten, K., Ofanoa, M., ... Willing, E. (2019). INCLUSIVE STREETSCAPES: DISABLED PEOPLE AND OLDER CITIZENS CHARTING A ROADMAP TO EQUITY. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH, 14, S18-S18.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shanthi Ameratunga, Anneka Anderson, Malakai 'Ofanoa, Roshini Peiris-John
  • Gott, M., Robinson, J., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Black, S., Williams, L., Wharemate, R., & Wiles, J. (2019). 'It was peaceful, it was beautiful': A qualitative study of family understandings of good end-of-life care in hospital for people dying in advanced age. Palliative medicine, 33 (7), 793-801. 10.1177/0269216319843026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Gott, Jacqualine Robinson, Lisa Williams, Stella Black
  • Nielson, L., Wiles, J., & Anderson, A. (2019). Social exclusion and community in an urban retirement village. Journal of aging studies, 49, 25-30. 10.1016/j.jaging.2019.03.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anneka Anderson
  • Wiles, J., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Williams, L., Black, S., Trussardi, G., & Gott, M. (2018). Caregivers for people at end of life in advanced age: knowing, doing and negotiating care. Age and ageing, 47 (6), 887-895. 10.1093/ageing/afy129
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stella Black, Merryn Gott, Lisa Williams
  • Williams, L. A., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Wiles, J., Black, S., Trussardi, G., Kerse, N., & Gott, M. (2018). How family caregivers help older relatives navigate statutory services at the end of life: A descriptive qualitative study. Palliative medicine, 32 (6), 1124-1132. 10.1177/0269216318765853
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Williams, Ngaire Kerse, Merryn Gott, Stella Black
  • Coleman, T., & Wiles, J. (2018). Being with objects of meaning: Cherished possessions and opportunities to maintain aging in place. Gerontologist10.1093/geront/gny142
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tara Coleman

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1148
New Zealand