Dr Joanna B Broad



Joanna joined UoA in 1987 with the then University Geriatric Unit located at North Shore Hospital, where she became part of a team researching the epidemiology of stroke, recovery and rehabilitation after stroke and long term care of older people. In 1997 she moved to the Clinical Trials Research Unit (now NIHI), as Manager of the Biostatistics Team, following which she joined the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as a Research Fellow researching cardioavscular risk prediction, the burden of alcohol and other topics. After a period at the Ministry of Social Development in Wellington 2008-9, providing evidence relating to policy development, she returned to the Dept of Geriatric Medicine of UoA as a Senior Research Fellow.

Current research topics include use of residential aged care of older people and of hospital services by residental in long-term care, and health of older people more generally. She supervises students undertaking research projects in those areas and in health of older people.

Research | Current

Current work in these areas:

Residential long-term care of older people - describing population aspects of use of residential aged care and other health-related ascpects arising from population ageing, including new ways of using existing data.

Co-Investigator in ARCHUS and ARCHIP, trials of complex multi-disciplinary interventions in long-term care facilities, aiming to reduce admissions to acute hospital.

Interest in epidemiology of diverticular disease, especially as a chronic condition.

Teaching | Current

Produces a resource on the epidemiology of ageing and health service use in NZ for medical students. 

Supervises Masters students and summer studentships.

Postgraduate supervision

Master of Science in Statistics - research topics have included

- predicting outcomes for those with congestive heart failure

- projecting need for dementia care beds, and

- assessing trends in incidence of hip fractures including assessing the impact of Canterbury earthquakes on hip fractures.

Areas of expertise

residential aged care

long term care of older people

epidemiology of chronic diseases of older people

epidemiology of diverticular disease

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member, Palliative Care Council Advisory Group

Member of research grant application assessing committees

Previously Consultant to WHO on STEPS project

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Broad, J. B. (2015). Approaches to informing policy and planning in residential aged care: new knowledge from existing data The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27593


Contact details

Alternative contact

My phone number is +64 9 441 8921.

In May 2017 the Freemasons' Department of Geriatric Medicine moved onto the North Shore Hospital site, in Building 5. Outpatients is on the ground floor & we are on the first floor. 

Our postal address is:
   Freemasons' Dept of Geriatric Medicine
   C/- WDHB Private Bag 93503
   Takapuna 0740
   New Zealand



Primary location

New Zealand

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