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I am currently Professor of Nursing I am also the Executive Director of the College of Nurses ( my practice involvement) 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. I am currently Chair of HWNZ Nursing Advisory Group. My expertise lies in strategic decision making for Nursing and Health Service Development.
My own research , teaching and assosictaed doctoral supervison are in the areas of long term conditions, primary health care nursing, workforce development and especially the Nurse Practitioner role
I work across international collaborations in the research development of advanced practice roles and other areas of professional interest. International collaborations include the International Consortium for the Study of Rationed Care and the ICN Committee on Advanced Practice.
Professor of Nursing at Massey University. Clinical postgraduate qualifications in oncology, cardiovascular nursing and counseling. PhD from Massey University. Extensive research, supervision and publication in primary health services, long term conditions and development of the Nurse Practitioner role with over 90 peer reviewed publications in nursing, medical and health journals. Extensive enagagement in health policy and professional consultative work at national level.
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