Dr Dianne Clare Marshall



Dianne Marshall is a Registered General and Obstetric Nurse with experience in surgical and cardiothoracic intensive care nursing. Her current interests are in human factors, quality and safety in health care, nursing education.

  • BA (Social  Sciences) Massey University
  • MA (Nursing) Massey University
  • PhD (Nursing) University of Auckland

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Human factors
  • Quality and safety in healthcare
  • Clinical teaching and learning
  • Simulation in nursing education 
  • Surgical nurses' non-technical skills

Teaching | Current

  • Medical/surgical nursing
  • Professional Practice
  • Clinical skills
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • Simulation

Postgraduate supervision

  • Supervision for Master's and PhD students


  • 2014 Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education(ASCELITE) Innovation  and  Excellence Commendation for the FMHS e-portfolio project
  • 2011 University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award in Collaboration in Teaching


  • Course Director for 'Professional Nursing Practice'  N302

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • New Zealand Nurses Organisation Research Section - Committee member
  • Member of College of Nurses Aotearoa
  • Member of New Zealand Nurses Organisation
  • Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand
  • Member of the Australasian Society for Simulation in Health Care

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Marshall, D. C., & Finlayson, M. P. (2018). Identifying the nontechnical skills required of nurses in general surgical wards. Journal of clinical nursing, 27 (7-8), 1475-1487. 10.1111/jocn.14290
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44859
  • Marshall, D. C. (2016). Surgical Nurses' Non-technical Skills: A Human Factors Approach The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Marshall, D., Crossan, M., Patel, R., Raphael, D., & Honey, M. (2014). On-line simulation to support face-to-face teaching of a clinical skill for undergraduate nurses. In A. Fisher (Ed.) SimHealth 2014: Innovation, Education, Research, 387-387. Adelaide, Australia: Simulation Australia. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michelle Honey, Deborah Raphael, Reena Patel, Michael Crossan
  • Marshall, D. C., & Finlayson, M. (15/10/2013). Safety and the deteriorating surgical patient: An analysis of the cognitive elements of nursing expertise. Poster presented at The International Society for Quality in Healthcare: 30th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. Quality and Safety in Population Health and Healthcare. Related URL.
  • Giddings, L. S., Dyson, L. C., Entwistle, M. J., Macdiarmid, R., Marshall, D. C., & Simpson, S. M. (2000). Three approaches to use of questioning by clinical lecturers: a pilot study. Nursing praxis in New Zealand inc, 15 (1), 13-22.


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 201
New Zealand

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