Homes for Generations

Dr Patrick Barrett


Dr Patrick Barrett Is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato where he researches and teaches on a variety of topics related to public policy in New Zealand. Patrick has written widely on questions of security and wellbeing as they relate to population ageing, frailty and disability in old age, ‘ageing-in-place’, and family care. This includes co-authoring two books on ageing and social care, ‘The Age of Supported Independence: Voices of In-home Care’ and ‘Family care and social capital: Transitions in informal care’. His current research interests include family care and population ageing; disaster politics, depoliticisation and the policy process; and narrative policy analysis.