Helen Nielsen

Helen Nielsen

Postgraduate Team Manager

Contact info

+64 7 834 8800 extension 8459




  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership, Waikato University
  • 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

Areas of expertise

  • 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.

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

  • Wintec Leadership Award, 2014.
  • 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).

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.

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.

What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

What do you love about your area?

Tell us about your experience in the industry

Prior to becoming an educator, I was a nurse in child and family health having worked in neonatal, hospital and community.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?