Dr Gary Cheung
Speaker and Webinar Facilitator
Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland & Old Age Psychiatrist, Auckland DHB
Dr Cheung is an academic old age psychiatrist at the School of Medicine, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He co-leads the dissemination and research of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in New Zealand. Dr Cheung was awarded the 2021 Alzheimers New Zealand Fellowship to recognise his contribution to psychosocial dementia research in New Zealand. He is a member of the Auckland Dementia Prevention Research Clinic, a longitudinal study of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Cheung is an interRAI Associate Fellow, a member of the interRAI Network of Mental Health and the Chair of the New Zealand interRAI Research Network. In 2018, he was awarded the Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship to complete an international interRAI project on late-life suicide risk assessment. In 2021, Dr Cheung was appointed by the Director-General of Health as a member of the Ministry of Health’s Support and Consultation for End of Life in New Zealand group, a statutory body for New Zealand’s new assisted dying service.