- Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education, Wintec, 2011.
- Master of Arts in Applied Nursing, Victoria University of Wellington, 2009.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Family Nursing, Wintec, 2004.
- RGON, University of Waikato, 1981.
Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements
- Clinical experience in working in the community as a practice nurse, district nurse, community ear nurse and as an educator.
- Member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO).
- Member of the College of Primary Health Care Nurses.
Areas of Expertise and Research
- Primary health care.
- Developing and supporting nurse-led services.
- Professional development for primary health care nurses.
- Management of long-term conditions.
- Cultural safety and Treaty education.
- Health promotion.
Current research focuses on pedagogical approaches to fostering reflexivity in cultural safety education and the impact of teaching quality improvement processes to nurses and allied health professionals who work with people with diabetes.
‘Ways of knowing in cultural safety education or nurturing the ‘cognitive click’’. Presented at the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Auckland, 2015, with Greenwood, S.
‘Pedagogical approaches to fostering reflexivity in cultural safety education’. Poster presented at the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Wellington, 2013, with Greenwood, S.
‘Primary Health Care Nurses as agents of influence and change’. Presented at the International Council of Nurses 25th Quadrennial Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 2013, with Graham-Smith, H.
Fyers, K., & Greenwood, S. (2016). Cultural safety: Becoming a reflexive practitioner. Nursing Review. In press.
Fyers, K., & Greenwood, S. (2016). Cultural safety and relational practice: ways of being with ourselves and others. Nursing Review, 16(4), 29-30.
Fyers, K., & Greenwood, S. (2016). Cultural safety: developing self-awareness through reflective practice. Nursing Review, 16(2), 28-29.