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Glennis Birks

Team Manager, Undergraduate Nursing


  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing, Waikato Institute of Technology 1986
  • Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, AIT 1990
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Nursing and Education), Waikato University 1991
  • Master of Philosophy (Nursing)(Distinction), Massey University 1995

Areas of Expertise

  • Nursing education, research and leadership
  • Working with a committed, passionate and highly professional team of people
  • Collaboration between disciplines
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • National and International networking re. nursing education and policy
  • Enhancing student success in programmes and flexible teaching strategies

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • 17 years in critical care nursing
  • 10 years nursing education –research methods, philosophy, law and bioethics, policy, medical-surgical nursing
  • 15 years nursing management and leadership roles.
  • 6 years as staff representative on Wintec Council
  • 8 years member of Wintec Human Ethics in Research Committee
  • Wintec representative at Nurse Educators in the Tertiary Sector group
  • Organising Committee member for Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011
  • Recipient of Gallagher Award for Excellence and Leadership Award, Wintec Staff Awards, 2012

Research and Scholarly Activity

Recent presentations include:
  • Alignment of nursing curricula and industry needs.
  • Participation in and organisation of nurse educators conferences
  • Participation in regional and national professional groups
  • Scientific and peer review of articles for publication/ presentation at conferences
  • Case reports
  • Providing teaching sessions to students
  • Ethical review of proposed research
  • Participation in collaborative regional/national research projects and development of practices/policies arising from these