WHO WE ARE

In addition to the clinical and operational leadership team below, Third Age Health has over thirty experienced and professional clinicians practicing in care homes across New Zealand. If you would like to speak to any of the team members below, or would like to discuss joining our team, please get in touch by clicking here.

Management Team
Board of directors

The Clinical Advisory Committee provides clinical advice to Third Age Health regarding clinical services, health innovations, high quality care and achieving better health outcomes for our older adults. The Clinical Advisory Committee comprises of clinicians and individuals with a variety of backgrounds. The Committee is supported by Third Age Health’s Medical Director and Associate Medical Director. You can view full committee Charter here: TAH Clinical Advisory Charter Feb 2022

Clinical Advisory Committee

Emily Preston
Emily Preston

Innovation Lead for Ember Innovation

Originally from Merseyside, Northern England, Emily has found home in Owairaka (Mt Albert), Tāmaki Makaurau with her partner and two children. Emily works as the Innovation Lead role at Ember Innovations. She has worked in social innovation and systems change roles across the non-profit, social enterprise and corporate sectors in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Over the past decade she been based in Aotearoa and worked predominantly in the health and wellbeing space, leading mental health, health equity and social connectedness kaupapa.

Ngaire Kerse
Ngaire Kerse

General Practitioner and Joyce Cook Chair in Aging Well

Ngaire is a GP and the Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well at the University of Auckland. She has delivered services and conducted research in Aged Residential Care and the community with older people. Born and raised in the South Island, Ngaire has lived overseas and worked in Australia and the USA for seven years each and thus has experience of other health systems including ARC.

Jackie Broadbent
Jackie Broadbent

Committee Chair and Geriatrician

Jackie is a geriatrician with over 20 years of experience working in both community and hospital settings. Graduating from the University of Melbourne Medical School, she moved to New Zealand in 2000 to completed her specialist physician training. She has broad experience providing interdisciplinary care for older people in their homes and in residential care facilities, in both urban and rural settings. She has a passion for systems improvement and consumer and staff engagement. Her practice is also informed by her previous experience as a fulltime carer for a family member with a terminal illness. She lives in Christchurch with her GP husband and two children, and enjoys skiing and tramping.

Jenny Carryer
Jenny Carryer

Massey University Professor and Ex-Head of NZ College of Nurses

Jenny is a Professor of Nursing at Massey University and holds clinical postgraduate qualifications in oncology, cardiovascular nursing and counseling. Jenny has a PhD from Massey University and has extensive research and publication in primary health care services, development of the Nurse Practitioner role and women’s health. Jenny has over 100 peer reviewed publications in nursing, medical and health journals.

Jane Casey
Jane Casey

Psychogeriatric Specialist

Jane is a specialist psychogeriatrician where her main clinical role is as a community consultant in the public and private sectors in Auckland. Jane sees patients in their homes, in clinic and in residential care settings.Her focus includes depression, anxiety and dementia and related conditions. She has a special interest in spirituality, sexuality and capacity assessments and has considerable experience as a medico legal expert in the court setting. Jane has presented and published on a range of age-related topics, is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and past Bi-National Chair in the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age, RANZCP.

Carol McCallum
Carol McCallum

Director of Quality & Partnerships for Mercy Hospice, Palliative Medicine Specialist

Carol is currently Director of Quality & Partnerships, Mercy Hospice Auckland, by training a former specialist general practitioner and since 2001 a vocationally registered palliative medicine specialist. Carol has worked full time clinically in many settings over the past 40+ years – solo rural general practice, residential care, community hospice, inpatient unit hospice, hospital palliative care services – and has had academic links with Universities of Auckland and Otago Wellington. She has contributed nationally as a foundation member of the disestablished Palliative Care Council which advised the Minister of Health, and is currently on a working group with Hospice New Zealand, re proposed models for palliative care services in the upcoming Health NZ Reforms.

David Kerr
David Kerr

General Practitioner, Founding Chair Pegasus Medical Group, Founding Chair Ryman Healthcare Ltd.

As founding Chair of Ryman Healthcare Limited Dr Kerr has a unique understanding of the aged care sector across New Zealand as well as years spent at the forefront of healthcare delivery as a general practitioner. Dr Kerr was the founding Chair of Pegasus Medical Group and Ryman Healthcare Ltd and has extensive governance and advisory roles in medical organisations.

Joanna Hikaka
Joanna Hikaka

Pharmacist and Health Researcher

Joanna (Ngāruahine) is a pharmacist and health researcher with clinical and research experience in older adult health, Māori health and health service development. She has worked across primary, secondary, and aged residential care settings. Joanna has broad range of clinical and strategic advisory and governance experience in Māori health organisations, gerontology, quality medicines use, pharmacy, and research. Her current research focusses on pro-equity health intervention development.

Third Age Health provides high quality medical services for older adults living in aged care. In addition Third Age Health has a group of community general practices which provide community based healthcare for people of all ages. 

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