Emeritus Professor Dame Peggy Koopman-Boyden was one of two dames named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.
Dame Peggy Koopman-Boyden, who was Professor of Social Gerontology at University of Waikato, is a community representative on the board of the Institute of Healthy Ageing. The institute is hosted by Waikato DHB’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation service and links with local, national and international academic and research institutions to facilitate research initiatives and the sharing of research information.
Dame Peggy is also the chair of Waikato DHB’s Agewise Advisory Committee that meets quarterly and provides advice to the board on matters affecting older people in the Waikato.
We congratulate Dame Peggy on this well-deserved acknowledgement of her huge contribution to understanding the dynamics of an ageing population and the wellbeing of older people.