40 years in health services and academic research including supervision of Masters and Doctoral theses and examination of same.
30 completed research projects. 53 international and national peer-reviewed publications
Areas of expertise: Health Education, Research (mixed methods), Quality Improvement, Community Health (maternal and child health, postnatal depression, cancer)
Contracted as Interim Research Director, Health Solutions Trust
Recent research: The development, implementation and evaluation of an enhanced digital alcohol screening protocol for primary Health care settings (Health Solutions Trust, Auckland University and Massey University with HPA funding)
Development of Whanganui Health Research Collaborative (Lead Researcher, HST with HRC funding)
Equity-focused implementation of the Best Start approach and assessment tool in early pregnancy (HST, Whanganui District Health Board with HRC funding)—in progress.
Qualifications: SCM (UK) RM (NZ) MTD Cert Ad Ed BEd DipSocSci (Psych) MA (Education 1st Class Hons) PhD in Community Health