Bios of Current Members

Gary Cheung, PhD, FRANZCP, MBChB
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry

Dr. Cheung is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland and a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist at Auckland District Health Board in New Zealand. He is the Director of Academic Progamme of the Northern Region Psychiatry Training Programme in New Zealand. He is a member of the interRAI Network of Mental Health. Dr. Cheung has published research papers using the interRAI Home Care and Palliative Care assessments in New Zealand. He was awarded the Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship in 2018 to further his interRAI research and to establish research links with the University of Waterloo, Canada, and the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Cheung’s clinical expertise and research interests include suicide in older adults, diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, psychosocial and cognitive intervention for dementia, telemental health and capacity assessment. In 2020, Dr. Cheung received 6 grants related to telehealth/technology as a principal investigator or co-investigator. He currently studies the impact of COVID-19 on the health and psychosocial status of interRAI Home Care and Long Term Care Facility populations including Maori, New Zealand’s indigenous population, and Pacific people. This project is a collaboration with the University of Otago in New Zealand and received funding from the Auckland Medical Research Foundation and Brain Research New Zealand. Check out our visualisation tool:


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