Merryn Gott

Professor of Health Sciences, The University of Auckland 

Merryn Gott is from the UK originally, but has worked at the University of Auckland for nearly nine years as Professor of Health Sciences. She directs the bicultural 'Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group' ( and has a particular passion for conducting research that helps support older people to live well right until the end of life.

Merryn is excited to be able to have the opportunity to seek feedback on our findings from an audience who have a wealth of expertise in this area. We want to use this research to make a difference to the lives of older people and look forward to discussing how best this can be achieved.