Morag MacKenzie has worked at Wintec for the past three and a half years as an Academic Staff Member and nursing lecturer within the Centre for Health and Social Practice. She teaches in the Enrolled Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing Programmes, as well as supporting students in clinical practice in one of the Dedicated Education Units at Waikato Hospital.
Currently Morag also has the opportunity to study with the Centre for Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation, firstly towards a Certificate and then to complete a Masters in Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation (MTRI). She is finding it exciting to be able to combine her industry knowledge of nursing and the health sector with practical real-world studies and solution focussed research. Morag and other MTRI students are finding that the process of formulating a truly innovative transdisciplinary research project cannot be rushed. Her project, which she is working towards finalising, will address some of the following themes:
- innovation in health for rural communities
- ageing workforce and elder care
- impact of cultural diversity on the workplace
- future of education, learning and work.
Morag is very passionate about supporting students with fewer opportunities to study, New Zealand's enrolled nursing workforce, the socialisation of nursing and the consideration of barriers to study, and social determinants of health. Her areas of speciality nursing experience include Gerontology and Rehabilitation, and Morag has a personal interest in Mental Health and whanau support.