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Sallie Greenwood

Principal Academic Staff Member


  • PhD, Auckland University, 2010
  • Dip Psych (Comm), Waikato University, 2000
  • M SocSci, Waikato University, 1997
  • CTT, Wintec
  • B SocSci, Waikato University, 1993
  • RGN, UK, 1975
  • RMN, UK, 1972

Area of Expertise

Sallie teaches a range of subjects in the CHASP postgraduate programmes and supervises research projects and dissertations. One of her key research interests is families where there are two maternal figures for example, step mother and birth mother. She also undertakes evaluation research and qualitative research around teaching and development.

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Nursing: 20+ years’ experience in hospital and community both general & psychiatric
  • Teaching: tertiary teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Community Psychologist and counsellor

Research and Scholarly Activity

Evaluation research, Qualitative inquiry, Psychosocial research
  • Greenwood, S. (2015). Sex, gender and sexual orientation. In D. Wepa, (Ed.), Cultural Safety (2nd edition). Melbourne, VIC: Cambridge University Press.
  • Greenwood, S. (2014). Maternal dyads and the value of mentalizing capacity: A pilot study. Presentation to the New Zealand Applied Psychology Conference. Waikato University, 23rd-24th October.
  • Greenwood, S. (2014). The invisibility of maternal dyads. Dynamics of Human Health, 1(1).
  • Greenwood, S. (2014). Evaluation of the Nurse internship programme for the Waikato Regional Diabetes Centre. Commissioned by the Waikato Regional Diabetes Centre Fyers, K.
  • Greenwood, S. (2013). Pedagogical approaches to fostering reflexivity in cultural safety education. Poster presentation to Australian Nurse Educators Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, 9th-11th October. Fyers, K.
  • Greenwood, S. (2013). Pedagogical approaches to fostering reflexivity in cultural safety education: A pilot study. Unpublished report, Wintec, Hamilton. Beaton, A.
  • Greenwood, S. (2012). An evaluation of the happy ‘n’ healthy programme offered by Waimarie Community House. Commissioned by Waimarie Community House
  • Greenwood, S. (2012). Pilot project to explore aspects of successful co-mother relationships. Unpublished report, Wintec, Hamilton
  • Greenwood, S. (2010). The potentially destabilizing effects of envy on co-mother relationships. Presentation to The 5th International Conference on the Social Sciences, Cambridge, UK., 2-5th August
  • Greenwood, S. (2008). The hand that rocks the cradle.... International Journal of the Humanities [on-line version], 2(4), 471-476 Becket, A., Gilbertson, S.
  • Greenwood, S. (2007). Doing the right thing: Student nurses, relational practice, and moral agency. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(1), 28-32
  • Greenwood, S. (2007). “Get away from her you bitch”: Maternal doubles in Aliens: Return. Presentation to the 4th Australian International Academic Conference on Motherhood: The mother: Images, issues and practices, University of Queensland, Brisbane 5-7th July
  • Greenwood, S. (2007). The Hand That Rocks the Cradle... Presentation to The 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Granada, Spain, 10-13th July
  • Greenwood, S. (2007). Objects of Desire: Child as prosthetic to maternal identity. Presentation to the 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Paris, 17-20th July Greenwood, S, Nielsen, H. & Wright, T. (2005). Conversations in context: Cultural Safety & reflexivity in child health. Invited keynote presentation to the 7th International Family Nursing Conference, Victoria, BC. 1-4 June Greenwood, S. & Keller, L. (2004). Participatory Action Research as a way of addressing multiple professional needs. Presentation to the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia, 24th-26th November Beckett, A. & Gilbertson, L.,
  • Greenwood, S (2004). Sharing the Value of Students Nurses Practice. Presentation to the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia, 24th-26th November 2004- Greenwood, S, Nielsen, H. & Wright, T. (2005). Highlights from the 7th International Family Nursing Conference: Plenary address. Conversations in context: Cultural Safety & reflexivity in child health. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(2), 201
  • Greenwood, S. (2004). Sex, gender, & sexual orientation: The heterosexual matrix. In D. Wepa, (Ed.), Cultural Safety. Wellington: Pearson Education Greenwood, S. & Keller, L. (2004). Participatory Action Research: Parallel processes in teaching and research. Presentation to ITPNZ conference ‘Research hats Working’’, WINTEC, Hamilton, 23rd
  • Greenwood, S. (2003). Temporal Issues: Inside-out, outside-in. Presentation to International Conference in Critical Psychology, University of Bath, UK Greenwood, S. & Nielsen, H. (2003). Postgraduate education for child & family health nurses in New Zealand. Presentation to ‘Promise into Practice’, Victoria University, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Greenwood, S. (2002). A psychoanalytic semiotic exploration of nurses and midwives responses to mother dyads. Presentation to ‘Inciting dialogue at the edges’, International Human Science research Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Greenwood, S. (2001). Constructions of dual mothers. Presentation to ‘Mothering: Power and Oppression’, Annual ARM Conference. University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Greenwood, S. (2000). Critical psychology in the New Millennium. Critical Psychology, 1, 146-148
  • Greenwood, S. (1999). Reflections on Teaching Cultural Safety. The Community Psychologist, 33(2), 30 -32.
  • Greenwood, S. (1999). Pregnant Bodies and Rational Mothers. In Ilan Katz and Amal Treacher, (Eds), The Dynamics of Adoption. London: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers
  • Greenwood, S. (2015). A unique approach to succession planning for diabetes nurses: Evaluation of an emerging programme. Poster presentation to the NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting, Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington 5-8 May, 2015​