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I am currently Professor of Nursing following a 10 year period in a Clinical Chair of Nursing with a large District Health Board. I am the Executive Director of the College of Nurses thus maintaining close connections with practice and with health and professional policy development. I Chair the National Nursing Organisations Leadership Group and have served on numerous Ministry of Health Advisory Groups. My expertise lies in strategic decision making for Nursing and Health Service Development. I am currently Chair of the national Governance Group overseeing the Health Workforce New Zealand ( HWNZ) nursing workforce program.
I work across international collaborations in the research development of advanced practice roles and am a member of the International Consortium for the Study of Rationed Care.
My research focuses on understanding the way in which the nursing contribution to primary health care and to people with long term conditions can be increased. My research has found that traditional bio medical responses to people living with chronic disease, frequently does not support greater well being or increased ability to be self managing.
I am especially interested in the development and implementation of the Nurse Practitioner role as a workforce strategy towards greater integration of primary and secondary care and as a mechanism for increasing services to those who are underserved.
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Health and Community Services (111708): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nursing (111000): Primary Health Care (111717): Public Health and Health Services (111700)
Qualitative research methodolgies
People's experience of living with long term conditions
Obesity, body size, gender
Health at any size
Nurse practitioner role development
Nursing workforce especially primary health care
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