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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 have been the focus of my work in New Zealand since arriving here in 2005, in PHOs, primary health care providers, and at Waitemata DHB.
I am a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing, Albany. I teach evidence-based practice and long term conditions at postgraduate level, and supervise post graduate students undertaking their prescribing practicum. My doctoral research, using institutional ethnography, is investigating the implementation of nurse practitioner (NP) services in rural primary health care. NPs provide a sound workforce solution to meeting health needs in rural, deprived and indigenous populations, and this research intends to provide recommendations to increase such services in New Zealand. Developing nurses from undergrad to NP in community and primary health care settings is a key interest.
Nurse practitioner development in rural primary health care
Primary health care, service & workforce development
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 Long Term Conditions paper 168.703. Additionally, I supervise students who are undertaking practicums and research reports as part of their masters programme.
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