Research Papers

Solanki, G., Kelly, G. Cornell, J., Daviaud, R. & Geffen, L. 2019. Population ageing in South Africa: trends, impact, and challenges for the health sector. South African Health Review (Forthcoming)

September, J., Geffen, L., Manning, K., Naicker, P., Faro, C., Mendelson, M. & Wasserman, S. 2019. Colonisation with pathogenic drug-resistant bacteria and Clostridioides difficile among residents of residential care facilities in Cape Town, South Africa: a cross-sectional prevalence study. Animicrobial Resistance & Infection Control 8(1). DOI:

Geffen, L., Kelly, G., Morris, J. & Howards, E. 2019. Peer-to-peer support model to improve quality of life among highly vulnerable, low-income older adults in Cape Town, South Africa. BMC Geriatrics 19(1):279. DOI: 10.1186/s12877-019-1310-0

Kelly, G., Mrengqwa, L. & Geffen, L. 2019. “They don’t care about us”: older people’s experiences of primary healthcare in Cape Town, South Africa. BMC Geriatrics 19(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12877-019-1116-0

Mapira, L., Kelly, G. & Geffen, L. 2019. A qualitative examination of policy and structural factors driving care workers’ adverse experiences in long-term residential care facilities for older adults in Cape Town. BMC Geriatrics 19(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12877-019-1105-3


Kelly, G. 2018. Living with Alzheimer’s: Memory loss is not a normal part of ageing. Daily Maverick.

Kelly, G. 2017. Why the Life Esidimeni scandal was predictable. GroundUp.