Jean Gilmour, RN, PhD, MCNA(NZ)
Jill Wilkinson, RN, PhD, MNCNZ(NZ)
Norma Chick, RN, RM, PhD
Mandie Foster, RN, PhD, PG Dip, PG Cert
Willem Fourie, RN, PhD FCNA(NZ)
Kaye Milligan, RN, PhD, MA(Hons), BN, MCNA
Kathy Nelson, RN, MA, VUW, PhD
Tineke Water, RN, PhD
Jean Gilmour, RN, PhD. MCNA(NZ)
Jean is an Associate Professor in Nursing at Massey University and teaches postgraduate nursing papers in the areas of leadership and research design. Her research interests include chronic illness, patient centered care and online health information. Recent projects include research on the Māori oral health in the context of disability, aging and low income and nurse’s use of online health information in medical ward and primary health care settings. She is also engaged in health workforce studies through the Nurses and Midwives E-cohort and the Graduate E-Cohort Study.
Jill Wilkinson, RN, PhD, MCNZ(NZ)
Jill has worked in nursing education for over 18 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is the Director of Postgraduate Nursing Programmes across each of Massey University's three campuses. As well as providing supervision to masterate and doctoral students her research interests, teaching responsibilities and professional involvement are connected to advanced nursing roles and safe prescribing practice. Jill is a regular panel member for the Nursing Council of New Zealand's approval process for Nurse Practitioner applicants and an advisor to the Board of Te Aro Health Centre which provides services to low income and often homeless people.
Willem Fourie, PhD, M.Cur, B.Cur, Dip N Ed, RN. FCNA(NZ)
Willem is the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies at Manukau Institute of Technology. He is a registered nurse with a background in mental and community health nursing with more than 25 years experience in tertiary education.. He is serving on a number of ethics committees and his research interests are mental health nursing and nursing education. Willem has several publications related to his research interests.
Kathy Nelson, RN, PhD
Kathy Nelson works as a Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Victoria University of Wellington. her research interests include the health needs, experiences, outcomes and service arrangements for diverse populations. The main population groups studied include people who make multiple presentations to the emergency department and people who use community-based nursing services. Theoretically she is interested in diversity and innovation. Methodological expertise is evaluation and mixed method design with a bias towards quantitative methodologies.
Mandie Foster, RN, PhD, PG Dip, PG Cert
Over the past twenty seven years I have integrated a clinical role, academic position and higher degree (PhD) including innovative translational research into my nursing career. My area of expertise is paediatric clinical nursing, education and research. I have coordinated and designed interactive blended paediatric undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and have presented at international, national and local conferences, tutored and mentored postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate students within various universities and hospital settings within developed and developing countries. My ambition is to be part of an energetic trans-disciplinary child and young person’s team to professionally and competently contribute to the knowledge base of nursing and improved well-being of adults, children and families globally.
Dr Tineke Water, RN, PhD
Tineke has a background in paediatric / child health nursing and this remains a focus of teaching and research.
Her current research focuses on health care ethics, research with children, and children’s voices in health care and health design. Alongside teaching and research in child health at the university, Tineke works as Research Fellow at Starship Children’s Health Service and is part of the Design for Health and Wellbeing collaboration with Auckland District Health Board. Tineke also works with the University of Puthisastra in Cambodia around nursing education / research and with local NGOs in Cambodia around child health.
Dr. Kaye Milligan, RN, PhD, MA(Hons), BN, MCNA
Kaye is a principal lecturer at Ara Institute of Canterbury with a wide variety of educational and leadership roles spanning 25 years. Currently she is the Postgraduate Programme Leader at Ara. Kaye’s PhD thesis focused on clinical decision making by registered nurses in the residential aged care sector and she has simultaneously been involved in interprofessional simulation research.
Professor Emeritus Norma Chick
Born and educated in Australia, Norma commenced her nursing life at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Her Midwifery training was undertaken at the Middlesex Hospital, London and the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth Australia. Subsequently Norma completed a Diploma of Nursing Education at the College of Nursing, Australia.
She held various clinical and eduction positions in Victoria and completed BA Hons Degree ,First Class (Psychology) at Melbourne University; and PhD (Psychology) from the Australian National University, Canberra. In 1971 Norma came to NZ with her husband and taught at Massey University –initially in Psychology Department.
Norma soon became involved with the emerging nursing programme firstly with the undergraduate diploma and degree and later her major contribution came to be in pioneering the graduate programme. Norma had the honour and pleasure of supervising the first Doctorate in Nursing, to be awarded in New Zealand.
In Norma's later years at Massey University she was Professor and Head of Department and on retirement was awarded the status of Professor Emeritus.
Norma's involvement with Nursing Praxis in New Zealand began at its inception in 1985, and (with some small breaks) has continued through to the present day. Norma is highly valued as an experienced member of the Nursing Praxis Editorial Board and we truly appreciate Norma's continuing role as copy editor for the journal.