Dr Ruth Teh

Research | Current


  • Ageing
  • Nutrition
  • Heart Health
  • Physical function

Research projects:

  • NCS AWESSoM Programme (2019-2023)
  • NCS Towards optimising vitality in older adutls: Ageing Well in Outdoor Gym (2019-2020)
  • Staying UPright and Eating Well Research (SUPER) Study: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to examine the effect of a complex intervention in preventing frailty in pre-frail older adults (2016-2020).
  • Inflammation and cognition in advanced age (2015-2017)
  • Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ) (2010 - 2017)


Teaching | Current



Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Cardwell, K., Kerse, N., Hughes, C. M., Teh, R., Moyes, S. A., Menzies, O., ... Ryan, C. (2020). Does potentially inappropriate prescribing predict an increased risk of admission to hospital and mortality? A longitudinal study of the 'oldest old'. BMC geriatrics, 20 (1)10.1186/s12877-020-1432-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Moyes, Ngaire Kerse, Joanna Broad
  • Ryan, C., Teh, R., Moyes, S., Wilkinson, T., Connolly, M., Rolleston, A., ... Kerse, N. (2019). Quality of prescribing predicts hospitalisation in octogenarians: life and living in advanced age: a cohort study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ). BMC geriatrics, 19 (1)10.1186/s12877-019-1305-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Simon Moyes, Ngaire Kerse
  • O'Keeffe M, Kelly, M., O'Herlihy E, O'Toole PW, Kearney, P. M., Timmons, S., ... Rolland, Y. (2019). Potentially modifiable determinants of malnutrition in older adults: A systematic review. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 38 (6), 2477-2498. 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.12.007
  • Teh, R., Kerse, N., Waters, D. L., Hale, L., Pillai, A., Leilua, E., ... Maxted, E. (2019). Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to examine the impact of a complex intervention in pre-frail older adults. Aging clinical and experimental research, 31 (10), 1407-1417. 10.1007/s40520-018-1106-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Ngaire Kerse, Avinesh Pillai, Richard Edlin
  • Wolters, M., Volkert, D., Streicher, M., Kiesswetter, E., Torbahn, G., O'Connor EM, ... O'Toole PW (2019). Prevalence of malnutrition using harmonized definitions in older adults from different settings - A MaNuEL study. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 38 (5), 2389-2398. 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.10.020
  • Streicher, M., van Zwienen-Pot, J., Bardon, L., Nagel, G., Teh, R., Meisinger, C., ... Flechtner-Mors, M. (2018). Determinants of Incident Malnutrition in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A MaNuEL Multicohort Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66 (12), 2335-2343. 10.1111/jgs.15553
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Kerse, Marama Muru-Lanning
  • Teh, R. O., Menzies, O. H., Connolly, M. J., Doughty, R. N., Wilkinson, T. J., Pillai, A., ... Broad, J. B. (2018). Patterns of multi-morbidity and prediction of hospitalisation and all-cause mortality in advanced age. Age and Ageing, 47 (2), 261-268. 10.1093/ageing/afx184
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joanna Broad, Martin Connolly, Avinesh Pillai, Ngaire Kerse, Thomas Lumley, Rob Doughty
  • Connolly, M. J., Kerse, N., Wilkinson, T., Menzies, O., Rolleston, A., Chong, Y. H., ... Teh, R. (2017). Testosterone in advance age: A New Zealand longitudinal cohort study: Life and Living in Advanced Age (Te Puāwaitanga o Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu). BMJ Open, 7 (11)10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016572
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Ngaire Kerse, Joanna Broad, Simon Moyes


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 3, Room 3118
New Zealand

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