Dr Gudrun Dannenfeldt

Gudrun Dannenfeldt

Principal Academic Staff Member

Contact info

+64 7 834 8800 extension 8705


I have been nursing and teaching in South Africa and New Zealand for many years.



  • Certificate in Adult Teaching, Wintec, 2004.
  • Doctor of Curationis (Nursing Education), Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1988.
  • Dip. Nursing Education and Administration, UNISA, RSA, 1981
  • M.Sc (Nursing), Wits, RSA, 1976
  • B.SocSc. (Nursing), Uni. Natal, RSA

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology.

Research: Science education for health care students, compassion in health care students.

Industry experience, affiliations, and achievements

Research activity

  • Measuring compassion in health care students’. Wintec and CHASP collaborative project, 2015-2017, with Vick, M., and Shaw, B. Results of pilot study presented at the Ako Aotearoa Conference, 2015, and first part of research presented at the MHS Conference, 2016.
  • ‘Linking Assessment to Authentic Practice’. Wintec and Ako Aotearoa project, 2011-2013, with Stewart, J., and Stewart, K.
  • ‘What assessment tool should be used to measure competence?’ Presented at the Australia New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Annual Conference, Launcerston, Australia, 2009, with McHaffie, J., Stewart, J., and Stewart, K.

Select publications

  • Vick,M., Dannenfeldt,G., and Shaw,B. Do students training to be health-care workers have compassionate attributes? Kai Tiaki Nursing Research vol 8 no 1, 2018. Peer-reviewed journal. 
  • Dannenfeldt, G., McHaffie, J., Stewart, J., & Stewart, K. (2009). Addressing obstacles to success: What science do nurses really need in practice? Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 11(1).
  • Numerous conference papers and posters at  ANZAME – ANZAHAPE, ANEC, NTLC, TheMHS.

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