Dr Ruth Crawford

Center of Learning: Health and Social Services

School: School of Health 

Teaching Programme: Master of Professional Practice 

ORCID ID Number: 0000-0001-6032-7951

Research Speciality: Focus is qualitative research, ethnography, interpretive, focus groups. Content includes child and family health, emotional communication, nursing, health workforce development, decision-making in end-of-life care, postgraduate, interprofessional education.

 

Academic Qualifications

2014. PhD, Health, University of Technology Sydney

2003. Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Education, Massey University

2000. Master of Philosophy, Nursing, Massey University

1987. Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, University of Auckland

 

Professional Positions Held

January 2016 – present. Principal Lecturer, Master of Professional Practice Programme, Whitireia New Zealand

1994 – December 2015. Nursing Lecturer - Principal Lecturer, School of Nursing, Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay

2006 – 2010. RN, Child Health Unit, Hawke’s Bay Hospital

1999 – 2001. RN, Child Health Unit (Paediatric ward & SCBU), Hawke’s Bay Hospital

1992. Nurse Tutor, Access Training Scheme, South Auckland

1990 – 1992. Nurse Tutor, Manukau Polytechnic

1988 – 1990. RN/Counsellor, Odyssey House Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation programme, Auckland

1986. RN, Women’s Surgical, Bay of Islands Hospital

1984 – 1988. RN, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland

1981 – 1983. RN, Nursing Agency, London, United Kingdom

1981. RN, Medical, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom

1979 – 1980. RN, Orthopaedic, Christchurch Public Hospital

 

Professional Distinctions and Memberships
2017
  • Whitireia/WelTec Research and Innovation Fund, Winter Round $5000.00: Nurses as cultural brokers: A study exploring RN’s responses to patient’s emotional concerns
  • Whitireia/WelTec Research and Innovation Fund, Winter Round $3000.00: Factors influencing health professionals’ end-of-life decision-making in the aged residential care sector
2016
  • Whitireia Faculty of Health $1000.00 & Whitireia Contestable Fund $1000.00 for Kia Ora Hauora Programme Evaluation Study
  • Whitireia Faculty of Health $700.00 & Whitireia Contestable Fund $1300.00 for Dedicated Education Unit Evaluation
  • Staff representative, Combined Academic Board, WelTec and Whitireia (ongoing)
  • Member, E-learning strategy Committee, WelTec and Whitireia
2015
  • Chair, Research and Ethics Approvals Committee, Eastern Institute of Technology
2014
  • Member, International Research Centre for Communication in healthcare (ongoing)
  • EIT Teaching Excellence Award, nominated for Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence 2015
  • EIT Research Grant, $400.00
2012
  • Member, Education Operations Group, Interprofessional Education Project, University of Otago, Tairāwhiti DHB, EIT (until December 2015)
  • Associate Editor, Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing (to 2016)
2011
  • Member, European Association for Communication in Healthcare (ongoing)
  • EIT Research Grant, $1,200.00
  • EIT Research Fund, $3,100.00
  • Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation, $5000.00
2010
  • EIT Research Scholarship 0.2 release time
2009
  • EIT Research Scholarship 0.2 release time
2008
  • Oliver Smales Trust Fund, $500.00
2004
  • Xerox Quality Improvement Project Award for Bachelor of Nursing Student Advisory Group Implementation $500.00
1998
  • Massey University Graduate Research Fund $180.00

 

Journal Articles

Crawford, R., Stein-Parbury, J., & Dignam, D. (2017). Culture shapes nursing practice: Findings from a New Zealand study. Patient Education & Counseling, 100, 11, 2047-53.

Moana, B., Crawford, R., & Isaac, D. (2017). Discussing sexual health with older clients: Are primary health care nurses sufficiently prepared? Whitireia Nursing and Health Journal, 24, 63-7.

Crawford, R., Gallagher, P., Harding, T., McKinlay, E.M., & Pullon, S.R. (2016). Interprofessional undergraduate students talk about nurses and nursing: A qualitative study. Nurse Education Today, 39, 7-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.12.021

Crawford, R., Monson, K., & Searle, J. (2016). Mentoring tertiary students from a secondary school Incubator Programme focusing on health careers: Findings from a New Zealand study.' Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. 8, 4, 424-438. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10/1108/JARHE-02-2015-0012

Symons, J., Crawford, R., Isaac, D., & Thompson, S. (2015). “The whole day revolves around it”: Families’ experiences of living with a child with Type 1 Diabetes. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Journal, 18, 1, 7-11

Crawford, R., Hedley, C. & Marshall, B. (2011) Influences on registered nurses having an annual influenza vaccination: Lessons from New Zealand. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 2, 1, 12-16.

Crawford, R. (2011) Reclaiming a land of milk and honey. [Editorial}. Kai Tiaki, April 2011.

Riley, C., & Crawford, R. (2010). Reducing health disparities for low decile children and families: A nurse-led response. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2, 3, 243-248.

Unac, F., Marshall, R. & Crawford. R. (2010). Nurse Practitioner access to radiology and laboratory services. Nursing Praxis, 26, 1, 27-37.

 

Books and Book Chapters

Crawford, R. (2014). Child, youth and family health care. In. D. Wepa (Ed.). Cultural safety in Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press, pp.141-154.

 

Conference Proceedings

Crawford, R., McGrath, B., Koperu, S., & Scott, W. (2017). Juggling paid work and first year nursing studies: Whitireia findings from the SWAN (Studying and Working amongst nursing students) Australasian multi-institutional study. WelTec Whitireia Open Polytechnic Research Symposium, 23 November 2017.

Crawford, R. (2017). Becoming a researcher in a tertiary education provider: Chalk and cheese or horse and cart. Oral presentation. WelTec Whitireia Open Polytechnic Research Symposium, 23 November 2017.

Crawford, R. (2017). Managing the emotional labour of nursing: Teachable? Oral presentation. Australasian Nurse Educators’ Conference, Christchurch New Zealand, 28-30 September 2017.

Kelly, S., Domdom, J., Crawford, R., & Ulloa, M. (2017). A shared space: An innovative approach to interprofessional education in New Zealand. Oral presentation. National Tertiary Learning & Teaching Conference, Unitec, Auckland, 2-3 October, 2017

Arcus, K., Crawford, R., Collier-Taniela, J., Andrews, L., & Goodyer, C. (2017). Kia Ora Hauora: Enthusing secondary school students about a health career. Oral presentation. Australasian Nurse Educators’ Conference, Christchurch New Zealand, 28-30 September 2017.

Neocleous, A., Crawford, R., & Haggerty, C. (2017). Peer mentoring: "There's more than one way to skin a cat".: Promoting safety in nursing using peer mentoring. Oral presentation. Australasian Nurse Educators’ Conference, Christchurch New Zealand, 28-30 September 2017.

Crawford, R. (2017). Managing the emotional labour of nursing: Teachable? Oral presentation. Australasian Nurse Educators’ Conference, Christchurch New Zealand, 28-30 September 2017.

Pool, L., Leuchars, D., Crawford, R., Jasonsmith, A., Naidu, A., Tosswill, L., Trezise, K., & Wordsworth, A. (2017). Creating safe spaces for undergraduate nursing students in a Dedicated Education Unit: Communities of Practice. Oral presentation. National Tertiary Learning & Teaching Conference, Unitec, Auckland, 2-3 October, 2017

Crawford, R., Stein-Parbury, J., & Dignam, D. (2016). Culture shapes practice: Findings from a New Zealand study. Oral presentation. European Association of Communication in Healthcare conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 7-10 September 2016.

Crawford, R., & Turvey, J. (2016). Comparisons between indigenous and non-indigenous secondary students transitioning to health-related tertiary education: Findings from a New Zealand longitudinal study. Conference paper. STARS (Student Transitions Achievement Retention Success) Conference, Perth, Australia, 29 June – 1 July 2016.

Harding, T., Crawford, R., Smith, S., & Ashworth, N. (2015). Possibility and potentiality: Transforming self through interprofessional education. 3rd NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference & 20th Joint Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference, Singapore, 18-20 November, 2015.

Crawford, R., Harding, T., McKinlay, E., & Gallagher, P. (2015). Knowing self in an interpersonal education context: Third year nursing students’ experiences of interprofessional education. Oral presentation. Australasian Nurse Educators’ Conference, Auckland New Zealand, 11-13 November 2015.

Crawford, R., Smith, S., Ashworth, N., Winana, R., & Meihana, D. (2014). Interprofessional undergraduate education: Implications for workforce development and working with Iwi/Māori. Oral presentation. Tú Kaha 2014, Hastings, 29-31 October 2014.

Crawford, R., Stein-Parbury, J., & Dignam, D. (2014). “We’re not fine”: Parents’ and nurses’ of a child in hospital perspectives of emotional communication. Oral presentation. Be the Change, Nurses for Children and Young People Conference, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, 7 November 2014.

Stein-Parbury, J., Engle Chan, A., Sheldon, L., Crawford, R., & Law Yee Shui, B. (2014). Communication skills training in nursing: Time for a monumental shift. Panel Presentation. Communication, Medicine & Ethics conference, Lugano, Switzerland, 26-28 June 2014.

 

Other

Fuller, C., & Crawford, R. (2017). Working with diversity in mental health. Grand round presentation, Keneperu Hospital, 30 August 2017.Examination
Examined Level 9 Thesis and Project since 2008

 

Supervision

Principal supervisor. Marion Galesloot (2017). Evaluation of orientation model for child health providers/Plunket. Praxis Research Project for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand

Principal supervisor. Kate Farrugia (2017). Evaluation of a suicide risk assessment tool in ED. Praxis Research Project for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand

Principal supervisor with C.Haggerty: M.White (2017). BN students understanding of professionalism in their nursing practice. Thesis for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand

Principal supervisor. Fuifui So’o (2017). Pasifika tertiary students understanding of success. Praxis Research Project for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand

Principal supervisor with M. Ulloa: S. De Rose. (2016). The perceptions of early childhood teachers of children from sensitive backgrounds. Thesis for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand

Principal supervisor with K. Munday: R Nichols. (2016). The perception of the impact of structured simulation on year two undergraduate nursing students critical thinking skills. Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Principal supervisor with C.Haggerty: A. Neocleous (2016). The impact of peer mentorship on final year Bachelor of Nursing students’ transition to nursing workforce. Thesis for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand

Principal supervisor with R. Gibson: S. Gunther (2016). Exploring factors contributing to lifelong learning for support worker graduates of the National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support. Thesis for Master of Professional Practice, Whitireia, New Zealand.

Principal supervisor with D. Isaac: B. Moana (2015). Primary healthcare nurses discussing sexual health with older clients. Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Principal supervisor with K. Holloway: J. Bell (2014). What are the core descriptors of a rural nurse specialist in New Zealand? Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Principal supervisor with H. Riden: R. Martel (2014). What facilitates registered nurses in primary health care engaging with youth about sexual health? Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Principal supervisor with D. Issac: Symons, J. (2012). What is the impact on the family when living with a child with Type 1 Diabetes? Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Principal supervisor with K.Manhire: Kersjes, M. (2011). The use of opioid therapies for treatment of chronic non-malignant pain within the Primary Health Sector: A health professional’s perspective. Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT

Co-supervisor with R.M. Marshall: Hedley, C. (2008). What influences Registered Nurses to have the influenza vaccine. Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Co-supervisor with R.M. Marshall: Edwards, C. (2008). Detection of child abuse in an emergency department. Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

Co-supervisor with R.M. Marshall: Nichols, J. (2008). Use of cognitive behaviour therapy by community mental health nurses. Thesis for Master of Nursing, EIT.

 

Editorial Boards

2012 – 2016. Associate Editor, Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing

 

Journal reviewing

2017 – present. Nurse Education Today, journal reviewer

2011 – present. Contemporary Nurse, editorial reviewer

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