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Dr Mark Jones

Head of the School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Dr Jones is  Head of the School of Nursing within our College of Health.

Previously Mark was Director of the Global Health Alliance, Western Australian Department of Health and Professor in the School of Nursing at Curtin University; leading a programme aimed at improving maternal and child health in East Africa.

Mark has a background in UK based  professional nursing organisations and has a particular interest in primary health care and advanced practice roles. Mark was Chief Nurse for New Zealand from 2005-2010.

Mark is a Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa and the Australian College of Nursing.



  • Graduate Diploma Theology - Laidlaw College (2015)
  • Doctor of Social Science - University of Bristol (2008)
  • Master of Science (Policy Studies) - University of Bristol (1994)
  • Registered Health Visitor - United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing and Midwifery (1987)
  • Higher Diploma Health Visiting - University of the South Bank (1987)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies - University of the South Bank, London (1984)
  • Registered Nurse - United Kingdom Council for Nursing and Midwifery (1984)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My key area of interest concerns people having control of their health care outcomes; how we process information to make health related choices, and how external factors might militate against our optimum health. 

Additionally I am concerned with leadership models associated with prevailing health care policy and organisational systems; care, compassion, and spirituality as significant contributors to positive health care outcomes, and the best possible use of nursing skills and talents to maximise those outcomes. 


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History) (220401):
Health and Community Services (111708): Health Promotion (111712): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nursing (111000): Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099):
Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Primary Health Care (111717): Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Religion and Religious Studies (220400):
Social Change (160805): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)


Health care decision making


Primary health care policy

Advanced practice roles


Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Samantha Heath - Doctor of Education
    Enablers of nurses' engagement with continuing professional learning programmes

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