Helen Nielsen

Helen Nielsen

​Team Manager, Postgraduate
Centre for Health and Social Practice


+64 7 834 8800 extension 8459



Physical Address:

D Block, Level 2, City Campus, Tristram St, Hamilton 3240


  • Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching, 2007.
  • Master of Art (Applied) in Nursing, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Victoria University of Wellington, 1992.
  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing, Wellington Polytechnic, 1985.
  • RSCM, South Lothian College, 1979.
  • Registered General Nurse, Greater Glasgow Health Board, 1977.

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • 23+ years of clinical practice, nursing leadership and caring for children and their families in hospitals and the community.
  • 16 years of experience in nursing education.
  • Financial member of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.
  • Financial member of Nurses for Children and Young People Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZNO).

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Mother/nurse relationship in caring for the sick child.
  • Interest in diabetes arising from the collaborative relationship between Wintec and the Waikato Regional Diabetes Service.

Research Activity

‘Education for care and management of diabetes: An exemplar’. Poster presented at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Conference, Nelson, 2011, with Ryan, S.

Refereed International E-learning World Conference on E-learning, Quebec City, Canada, 2007, with Gower, B., and Dannenfeldt, G.

Refereed 9th Biennial International Paediatric and Child Health Nurses Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2006.

Refereed 7th International Family Nurse Conference: Opening spaces: Inviting dialogue in family nursing, Victoria, Canada, 2005.

Refereed International Child and Youth Conference, Victoria, Canada, 2003, with Greenwood, S.

Select Publications

Greenwood, S., Wright, T., & Nielsen, H. (2006). Highlights from the 7th International Family Nurse Conference: Plenary Address: Conversations in Context and Reflexivity in Child and Family Health Nursing. Journal of Family Nursing.