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Rachel Lamdin Hunter

Senior Academic Staff Member


  • Registered nurse
  • Bachelor of nursing (The Waikato Polytechnic, 1998)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing (Wintec, 2001)
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching (Wintec, 2002)
  • Master of Management Studies (Honours), University of Waikato, 2009
  • Diploma in Childbirth Education (Aoraki Polytechnic, 2011)
  • Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education (Wintec, 2011)
  • PhD candidate

Areas of Expertise

  • Child, family and women’s health
  • Nursing education
  • Community health and development
  • Research

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Ten years in paediatric acute nursing
  • Two years in community-based antenatal and early parenting education
  • Two years in private prenatal and early parenting consultancy
  • One year in postnatal acute nursing
  • Four years in nursing education, including child and family health, lifespan development, cultural safety, communication, health promotion, clinical and workplace student experience (both tutoring and module leadership roles)
  • Current PhD candidate

Research and Scholarly Activity

Rachel’s research focuses on the health of families and mothering/parenting experiences of mothers of children in the Waikato. This makes up a broad scope of my current PhD project and follows a wider long term focus upon child and family health.

  • Participation in journal clubs
  • Regular participation in regional, national and international professional and collegial conferences; presentations at such
  • Regular peer-reviewed publication
  • Participation in research, particularly in projects that are funded following peer review and/or result in publications or presentations at conference
  • Review and moderation of assigned clinical and research topics
  • Participation in community service projects
  • Developing curricula or evaluations for general competencies or other educational requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing and postgraduate nursing programs