Dr Katherine Bloomfield

BSc (Hons) first class, BHB, MBChB, FRACP

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Medicine

Research | Current

I am involved in the following funded research projects:

Frailty trajectories, resilience and quality of life in the retirement village community (NSC:AW)

Older People in Retirement Villages: Unidentified need and targeted intervention research (NSC:AW)

Developing an early warning system to recognise resident deterioration in residential aged care (NSC:AW)

Access pathways to residential aged care for Māori and non-Māori (HRC)

Trans-Tasman perspectives on telehealth for palliative care (HRC)


Latest publications:

Bloomfield K, Wu Z, Tatton A, Calvert C, Peel N, Hubbard R, Jamieson R, Hikaka J, Boyd M, Bramley D, Connolly MJ. An interRAI derived frailty index is associated with prior hospitalisations in older adults residing in retirement villages. Austral J Ageing 2021 Mar;40(1):66-71

Connolly MJ, Hikaka J, Bloomfield K, Broad J, Wu Z, Boyd M, Peri K, Calvert C, Tatton A, Higgins AM, Bramley D. Research in the retirement village community-The problems of recruiting a representative cohort of residents in Auckland, New Zealand. Australas J Ageing. 2021 Feb 16.

Aiken H, Bloomfield K, Wu Z, Connolly M. Development and validation of a frailty index derived from routinely-collected and electronically recorded health information. Australas J Ageing 2021;  40:57 (published abstract).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Broad, J. B., Wu, Z., Bloomfield, K., Hikaka, J., Bramley, D., Boyd, M., ... Higgins, A.-M. (2020). Health profile of residents of retirement villages in Auckland, New Zealand: findings from a cross-sectional survey with health assessment. BMJ open, 10 (9)10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035876
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joanna Broad, Zhenqiang Wu, Michal Boyd, Martin Connolly, Joanna Hikaka
  • Bloomfield, K., Colvine, K., Connolly, M. J., & Braak, K. T. (2020). Get up, get dressed, get moving! Preventing functional decline is everyone's business. The New Zealand medical journal, 133 (1520), 150-152.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly
  • Bloomfield, K., Lau, M., & Connolly, M. J. (2020). Falls risk factor assessment and secondary prevention in the older old. The New Zealand medical journal, 133 (1519), 24-31.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly
  • Peri, K., Broad, J. B., Hikaka, J., Boyd, M., Bloomfield, K., Wu, Z., ... Bramley, D. (2020). Study protocol: older people in retirement villages. A survey and randomised trial of a multi-disciplinary invention designed to avoid adverse outcomes. BMC geriatrics, 20 (1)10.1186/s12877-020-01640-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Joanna Broad, Michal Boyd, Zhenqiang Wu, Joanna Hikaka
  • Tsang, J., Bloomfield, K., Lawrey, Y., Wu, Z., & Connolly, M. J. (2020). The very old in intensive care: Admission characteristics, mortality and supports needed at six months postdischarge. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING10.1111/ajag.12794
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Zhenqiang Wu
  • Boyd, M., Calvert, C., Tatton, A., Wu, Z., Bloomfield, K., Broad, J. B., ... Connolly, M. J. (2020). Lonely in a crowd: Loneliness in New Zealand retirement village residents. International Psychogeriatrics10.1017/S1041610220000393
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/52569
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michal Boyd, Zhenqiang Wu, Joanna Broad, Martin Connolly, Joanna Hikaka
  • Pan, E., Bloomfield, K., & Boyd, M. (2019). Resilience, not frailty: A qualitative study of the perceptions of older adults towards "frailty". International journal of older people nursing, 14 (4)10.1111/opn.12261
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michal Boyd
  • Wu, Z., Kim, M. S., Broad, J. B., Zhang, X., Bloomfield, K., & Connolly, M. J. (2019). Association between post-discharge secondary care and risk of repeated hospital presentation, entry into long-term care and mortality in older people after acute hospitalization. Geriatrics & gerontology international, 19 (10), 1048-1053. 10.1111/ggi.13766
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50692
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zhenqiang Wu, Joanna Broad, Martin Connolly

Contact details

Alternative contact

My email address is: katherine.bloomfield@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 1021B
New Zealand