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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43362

Bernie Kushner MPhil, BSc(Hons)


School of Nursing


Contact details

  • Ph: +64-09-414-0800 Extension: 43362
    Location: QA3.44, Quadrangle Bldg A
    Campus: Albany


  • Master of Philosophy - Massey University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) - Okanagan University College (1997)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Gerontology, sexual orienation, ageing expereinces, health & well being of marginalized gorups.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Aged Care Nursing (111001): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nursing (111000)

Research Outputs


Neville, S., Kushner, B., & Adams, J. (2015). Coming out narratives of older gay men living in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 34, 29-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Adams, J., Kushner, B.
Kushner, B., Neville, S., & Adams, J. (2013). Perceptions of ageing as an older gay man: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22(23-24), 3388-3395
[Journal article]Authored by: Adams, J., Kushner, B.


Kushner, BD., & Neville, S. (2014, September). Older Gay Men and Ageing: Experiences of discrimination & homophobia. Presented at New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kushner, B.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 168.265 Health Assessment and Clinical Decision-making II
  • 168.361 Preparing for Professional Practice
  • 168.362 Nursing People with Acute Conditions
  • 168.719 Clinical Specialty: Older Persons' Health

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