Dr Trudie Walters

Research Fellow, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
University of Otago

Dr Trudie Walters is a qualitative researcher with an interest in quality of life and subjective wellbeing.  She is a Research Fellow on the New Zealand Prospective Older Adult Transport and Health Study (NZPATHS), which investigates the experiences of older drivers and family members as they approach and transition through the change to no longer driving. 

Dr Walters’ particular interest lies in how the change in mode of out-of-home mobility impacts older drivers’ ability to participate fully in the life of their community in a way that is meaningful to them, and how they negotiate and adapt to any changes they need to make.

Outside work, Trudie enjoys photography, fossicking in second-hand shops, and being the slave of a small black cat.
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