Rachel Lamdin-Hunter

​Senior Academic Staff Member
Centre for Health and Social Practice


+64 7 834 8800 extension 8426



Physical Address:

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


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

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • 10 years in paediatric acute nursing.
  • 2 years in community-based antenatal and early parenting education.
  • 2 years in private prenatal and early parenting consultancy.
  • 1 year in postnatal acute nursing.
  • 4 years in nursing education, teaching in both tutoring and module teaching roles:
    • Child and family health
    • Lifespan development
    • Cultural safety
    • Communication
    • Health promotion
    • Clinical and workplace student experience

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Child, family and women’s health.
  • Nursing education.
  • Community health and development.
  • Research on the health of families and mothering/parenting experiences of mothers in the Waikato.

Research Activity

  • Participation in journal clubs.
  • Participation in and presentations at regional, national and international professional and collegial conferences.
  • Participation in research projects, particularly those that are funded following peer review and/or result in publications and presentations at conferences.
  • Participation in community service projects.
  • Developing curricula or evaluations for general competencies or other educational requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing and postgraduate nursing programmes.