Professor Martin Connolly



Professor Connolly is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed full original scientific papers, over 180 scientific abstracts and over 80 other research outputs. He has a long record in geriatrics research and as Principal Investigator of large studies including the recent HRC-supported studies the 'Aged Residential Care Healthcare Utilisation Study (ARCHUS)' and the 'Aged Residential Care Healthcare Implementation Project (ARCHIP)'. He was Principal Investigator of the HRC/DHBNZ-funded study ‘Alleviating the Burden of Chronic Conditions’ and Co-Principal Investigator on a UK study ‘Effects of Testosterone on Physical Performance and Quality of life in Frail Elderly Men’ (both now concluded). He is Co-Director on an HRC Programme Grant ‘Maximising Health for Older People’, headed by Professor Ngaire Kerse.

Research | Current

Current research areas include: residential aged care quality; retirement villages epidemiology; healthy ageing; frailty, avoidable hospital admissions of older people; driving cessation in older people; testosterone in the ageing male.

Teaching | Current

Professor Connolly is Assistant Dean for the Waitemata Clinical Campus. He organises and helps deliver the Y3 Clinical Methods course at Waitemata, and teaches Y4 General Medicine at Waitemata. In addition he organises, for all sites, the Y4 Geriatric Medicine course and helps deliver this at Waitemata. He organises and helps deliver Y4 Formal Learning (Geriatrics and Rehabilitation).

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervising or co-supervising higher degrees (Masters and PhD) relating to virtual technology in vital signs' monitoring; driving cessation in older people.


Head of Freemasons' Department of Geriatric Medicine, within the Department of Medicine. Assistant Dean, Waitemata Clinical Campus

Areas of expertise

Clinical geriatric medicine, COPD, residential aged care, chronic conditions, frailty

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Alternative contact

The Freemasons' Departemt of Geriatirc Medicine is located in a 'state house' at 136 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna, two 'doors' down from the main (car) entrance of North Shore Hospital. It is easily recognisable by the portacom in front of the house. We have forecourt parking on site.


Direct dial numbers are +64 (0)9 442 7146/7170

Office hours

Prof Connolly works standard office hours


His PA works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2pm

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