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My nursing career commenced in the 1980s in London, UK, and since then I have held a number of clinical and leadership positions in diverse areas of practice. In each of these positions, my focus has been on improving service delivery to meet the health needs of the population served. Leadership, change management and the facilitation of teams have been core to my professional work for the last three decades. Primary health care service development, including workforce development and services to support people managing their long term conditions, have been the core focus of my work in New Zealand since arriving here in 2005. In New Zealand I have worked at various levels of the health care system, including primary care, PHOs, Planning & Funding, and in tertiary education. I have been here at Massey University since 2012.
I am a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing, Albany. I teach evidence-based practice and long term conditions at postgraduate level, supervise post graduate students undertaking their practicums and doctoral research students. My doctoral research, using institutional ethnography, investigated the establishment of nurse practitioner (NP) services in rural primary health care. I have a particular interest in the development of the nursing workforce, including NPs, in providing health services to those underserved, rural and marginalised communities.
Nurse practitioner development in rural primary health care
Primary health care, service & workforce development
Long term conditions
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Community Child Health (111704): Health and Community Services (111708): Health Promotion (111712): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nursing (111000): Primary Health Care (111717): Public Health and Health Services (111700)
Primary health care nursing - workforce and career development
Service development in primary health care
Facilitation of teams & change management
My teaching includes the newly launched Evidence-based Practice paper (168.713) for students on their clinical MN pathway, and the Managing Long Term Conditions paper 1(68.703). Additionally, I supervise students who are undertaking practicums, research reports as part of their masters programme, and doctoral studies.
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