Research students

View the research projects currently being undertaken by students in the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.

The following are examples of the research projects being undertaken by currently enrolled PhD and Master's students:

PhD in Health

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Rebecca Bear

Participatory Action Research of kangaroo mother care for preterm infants in a NICU

Supervisor: Dr Joan Skinner

Secondary supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


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Shelley Brunskill-Matson

Young suicide-loss survivors experience of care and support

Supervisor: Professor Jo Walton

Secondary supervisor: Dr Chris Bowden


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Diane Mackle

Knowledge translation of oxygen practices in mechanically ventilated ICU patients

Supervisor: Dr Kathy Nelson

Secondary supervisor: Richard Beasley


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Alovale Sa'u

Supervisor: Dr Martin Woods


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Bryn Sparks

Sorting Snorers: Straight Path to Treatment.

Supervisor: Professor Annemarie Jutel

Secondary supervisor: Dr Catherine Trundle


PhD in Midwifery

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Kass Jane

Why are we so divided about tongue tie?

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude

Secondary supervisor: Professor Jo Walton


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Lorna Massov

Supervisor: Dr Brian Robinson

Secondary supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


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Suzanne Miller

The culture of first birth in Aotearoa

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude

Secondary supervisor: Professor Jo Walton


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Tosin Popoola

Social capital and women affected by stillbirth: A phenomenographic study

Supervisor: Dr Joan Skinner

Secondary supervisor: Dr Martin Woods


PhD in Nursing

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Isaac Amankwaa

Implementation of provider-initiated testing and counselling in Ghana

Supervisor: Dr Joan Skinner

Secondary supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


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Katrina Fyers

Teaching for social justice in an undergraduate nursing degree

Supervisor: Dr Martin Woods

Secondary supervisor: A/Prof Karen McBride-Henry


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Malik Hasanain

The impact of male reproductive cancers on sexuality and masculinity: a literature review

Supervisor: Dr Martin Woods

Secondary supervisor: Professor Annemarie Jutel


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Aria Graham

Young Maori Mothers' experiences of wellbeing following the birth of their first tamaiti

Supervisor: Kay de Vries

Secondary supervisor: Amohia Boulton


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Edna Havea

Examining Pacific people's decision-making and experiences of complaint process(es) in health care.

Supervisor: Dr Kathy Nelson

Secondary supervisor: Dr Dianne Sika Paotonu


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Amy Joe

The health of ex-prisoners

Supervisor: Dr Kathy Nelson

Secondary supervisor: Dr Helen Rook


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Natalie Lindsay

The leadership practices of nurses in the New Zealand hospital ward: A focused ethnography

Supervisor: Professor Jo Walton

Secondary supervisor: Associate Professor Jane Bryson


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Ellaine Rasch

Pacific children's hospital admissions in New Zealand: the parents' perspective

Supervisor: Dr Kathy Nelson

Secondary supervisor: Dr Dianne Sika Paotonu


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Teramira Schutz

Traditional healing practices amongst Kiribati immigrants in New Zealand.

Supervisor: Professor Annemarie Jutel

Secondary supervisor: Dr Ausaga Faasalele Tanuvasa


Master of Health Care

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Nik Florance

Supervisor: Dr Priya Saravanakumar


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Siaosi Mafi

Supervisor: Dr Kathy Nelson


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Eleanor Martin

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude

Secondary supervisor: Dr Joan Skinner


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Glen Mitchell

Supervisor: Professor Annemarie Jutel


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Priscilla Poga

Supervisor: Dr Martin Woods


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Audrene Samuel

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


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Bronwyn Torrance

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


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Shelley van der Krogt

Supervisor: Dr Helen Rook

Secondary supervisor: Professor Mo Coombs


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Melanie Welfare

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


Master of Nursing Science

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Melissa Whitehead

Supervisor: Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu

Secondary supervisor: Dr Kathy Holloway


Master of Health Research

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Kelly Atherton

Supervisor: Dr Jon Cornwall

Secondary supervisor: Dr Kathy Holloway


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Lyndal Honeyman

Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude


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Jude Pickthorne

Supervisor: Dr Martin Woods


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Supervisor: Dr Robyn Maude