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Christine Mercer

Academic Staff Member


christine-mercerQualifications

  • New Zealand RN
  • Certificate of Tertiary Teaching AIT, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences, Nursing), Massey University 1994
  • Master of Education, Massey University 1998
  • PhD, Nursing Massey University

Areas of Expertise

  • Nursing education, research and leadership
  • Mentorship, and supervising of colleagues’ and postgraduate students’ work
  • Curriculum development

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Over twenty five years in nursing education with experience working at Waiāriki Institute of Technology, Eastern Institute of Technology, before returning to Waiāriki in 2006
  • 1996- 2000 Clinical Nurse Educator at Tairawhiti District Health Board (Gisborne)
  • Past experience in surgical care, and ostomy care
  • Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (Inc)

Research and Scholarly Activity

Publications 

  • Mercer, C. (2013). Cultivating nurses’ potential to incorporate assessment and minimisation of the consequences of the effects of illness into presence. Journal of Nursing Education Practice3, (6) [Epublished 5 January 2013], doi:10.5430/jnep.v3n6p13.
  • Hamerton, H., Mercer, C., Riini, D., McPherson, B., & Morrison, L. (2012). Evaluating Maori community initiatives to promote Healthy Eating, Healthy Action. Health Promotion International [Epublished 5 September 2012], doi: 10.1093/heapro/das048.
  • Mercer, C., Riini, D., Hamerton, H., McPherson, B., & Morrison, L. (2011). Evaluating Healthy Eating Healthy Action programs in small Maori communities, in Aotearoa,, New Zealand. Australian Journal of Primary Health, [Epublished 29 March 2012], http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY11096
  • Hamerton, H., & Mercer, C. (Eds.). (2009). Research that works: Successful collaborations. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand Research Forum. Wellington, NZ: ITP New Zealand.
  • Mercer, C. (2009). It’s mine. The precious is mine. In H. Hamerton, & C. Mercer, C. (Eds.), Research that works: Successful collaborations. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand Research Forum, Tauranga, October 1-3, 2008
  • Mercer, C., Benn, C., McBride-Henry, K. (2008). A fear of death and putting life ‘on hold’ when one’s spouse is hospitalised in a non-local tertiary setting. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25(3), 65-71.
  • Mercer, C., Andersen, P., Booth, W., Hocquard, T., Kelly, M., Williams, M., & Wood, P. (2008). Making time to write. New Zealand Nursing Review, 9(1), 14.
  • Mercer, C., Andersen, P., Booth, W., Hocquard, T., Kelly, M., Williams, M...Wood, P. (2008). Being in a place for writing research: Reflections and evaluation of a writers’ retreat. Paper published in conference proceedings at the Teacher Educators’ Forum Aotearoa New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Presentations

  • Mercer, C., Morrison, L., Riini, D., McPherson, B., & Hamerton, H. (2011, November). Collaboration in evaluating Healthy Eating Healthy Action projects. Presentation at the 5th Annual Health Research Seminar, Lakes District Health Board, 5 November, 2011.
  • Hamerton, H., Riini, D., Mercer, C., McPherson, B., & Morrison, L. (2011, July). Evaluating Healthy Eating Healthy Action programs in small Maori communities, in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Presentation at the 2011 Primary Health Care Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Primary Health Care Research and Information Centre, July 13-17, 2011
  • Hamerton, H., Riini, D., Morrison, L., Mercer, C., & McPherson, B. (2011, September) Evaluating Healthy Eating Healthy Action programs in small Maori communities, in Aotearoa,, New Zealand. Poster and paper presented at the International Psychology Conference, Crete, September 20-24, 2011.
  • Hamerton, H., & Mercer, C. (2008, October). Inter-Tertiary Collaborative Research: Getting the mix right. Paper presented at the 5th Biennial Conference of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand Research Forum, Tauranga, October 1-3, 2008.
  • Mercer, C. (2008, April). Being there when one’s spouse is hospitalized in a non-local tertiary centre: The implications for nurses. Presentation at the BoP DHB Psycho-social Forum. 3 April 2008.
  • Mercer, C. (2008, May). Being there when one’s spouse is hospitalized in a non-local tertiary centre: When the sick spouse has cancer. Presentation to the Midland Cancer Network Care Co-ordinators Forum, Midland Cancer Network Executive Group and the Regional Cancer Centre. 8 May 2008.
  • Christine’s writing projects address how health professionals can address those whose partners are compromised by life threatening illness. Her current work is focussing on those whose partner has Parkinson’s disease.  She is also intending to undertake work related to student assessment.