Journal of Professional Nursing




Dr Sue Adams, PhD, MSc, PGDip(Health Visiting), RN

Sue has worked in a range of academic, leadership, and clinical positions in NZ  since 2005, and prior to this in the UK. At Massey University, she developed and taught postgraduate courses in evidence-based practice and the management of long-term conditions. She is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland where she is co-leader of the national NP and EN workforce programme. Sue's research interests include health systems and policy in the primary health care sector, nursing workforce development and models of care to promote equity, institutional ethnography and other qualitative methodologies. Sue reviews for several international journals and is passionate about supervision and supporting nurses to publish their work.




Dr Caz Hales, PhD, BNurs (Hons), RN

Caz is a senior lecturer and the equity lead at the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice and holds a Honorary Research Fellow position at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. Her clinical background is in critical care and acute care specialties and health service innovation and research. Her research interests include healthcare practices and service provision for patients with extreme obesity; health-related social stigma, human infection models, pneumonia vaccine development, qualitative research, and clinical trials.




Board Members:


Catherine Cook 2020Dr Catherine Cook, PhD, MCouns, PG Cert TT, RN

Catherine is an associate professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology. Her clinical background is in nursing, midwifery and counselling. For many years she has had clinical and research interests in the areas of sexuality, sexual health and sexual identity, particularly as these topics relate to marginalised and vulnerable populations, and to care ethics. Catherine is a reviewer for six international journals and is committed to mentoring nurses in their scholarly writing to enable them to publish.




Dr Kaye Milligan, PhD, MA(Hons), RN, MCNZ(NZ)

Kaye is a principal lecturer at Ara Institute of Canterbury. She has been involved in nursing education for over twenty five years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is currently the Postgraduate Programmes Leader at Ara Institute of Canterbury. She provides leadership for these programmes which include education leading to registered nurse prescribing and the nurse practitioner scope. Her areas of interest include older person health, residential aged care and all aspects of nursing education. 




Kiri Hunter

Kiri Hunter, MN, DipTLT, RN

Kaitautoko Tikanga ā-Rua (bicultural advisor) 

Kiri is a senior lecturer and Māori student support in the Health Curriculum Area, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. She has an extensive clinical background working in both NZ and Australian healthcare settings. Specialty pre-registration teaching areas include adult biophysical health, kawa whakaruruhau (cultural safety) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Of Māori and northern European whakapapa (descent) she has tribal connections to Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne and Ngāti Maniapoto iwi. As an early career researcher, Kiri has a vested interest in Māori nursing workforce development and improving Māori health outcomes; and exploring cultural competency in nursing practice. Previous research focused on new graduate nurses’ professional socialisation and clinical teaching and learning experiences.



Tosin Popoola  Dr Tosin Popoola, PhD, RN

Tosin Popoola is a lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Practice at Victoria University of Wellington. His clinical background is in general and obstetric nursing. Tosin’s research interests include lived experiences, disenfranchised grief, perinatal death, HIV/AIDS, qualitative research, visual methodologies, mixed-method research and bereavement.