How I see it … accentuating the positive

When you are striving for the best, with some things going on such as family in the hospital, vision changes, the end of the academic year, crowds at Christmas, public transport, PhD oral examination and thesis amendments, co-chairing, marking, several conference presentations and a lot of deadlines/submissions to journals simultaneously it is sometimes hard to see the wood from the trees or in other words the positive in some situations.

As a reminder that there is a positive out there – I have put together a synopsis of my 2019 achievements to remind myself. Collating them like this has helped me to see the big picture.


  • Paid Work
    • Lecturer (Full Time) at Auckland University of Technology
  • Volunteer Work
    • Area Youth Manager (St John Youth) – resigned late 2019
    • Course Coordinator (St John Youth) – current
  • Study
    • Completed, submitted and defended my PhD
In one of the lecture theatres at AUT – AA234


The Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics 2019 was awarded at Digital Health Week.

Appointments and Memberships


eAllied HealthWhat does it mean to be a digitally competent clinician

Presenting to allied health professionals about what it means to be a digitally competent clinician.

Health Informatics NZ – What nurse educators want to assist them in developing a nursing workforce for the future: Nursing Informatics Competencies for New Zealand Nurses (presented with Michelle Honey and Emma Collins)

Discussing the nursing workforce concerning Nursing Informatics at HiNZ 2019.
Brendan Wood (also from AUT) and I at an Auckland St John Investiture


eHealth NursingChallenges and enablers nurse educators face teaching nursing informatics (presented with Michelle Honey)

Presenting our Keynote around the challenges and enablers of teaching nursing informatics.
 The auditorium was huge and rather daunting.



eHealth TV Interview regarding being awarded the Robyn Car Cup (click here to watch the video)

Just for fun – two of me!

NZ Woman’s Weekly Article – click to see the full story.

Article from the Woman’s Weekly


#alttextforall – look under our services for my video.

  • Social Media has gone a little viral on Facebook with more than 12,000 hits


  • Reviewer Clinical Case Studies and Scientific Submissions for Digital Health Week (HiNZ)
  • Reviewer Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Reviewer Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Reviewer Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • Reviewer PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation

Other Achievements


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