Miss Antonia Clare Verstappen

BHSc (Hons), MPH (Hons)


Ms Verstappen is currently a Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, within the School of Medicine. She has a background in health services and workforce research, public health, and health policy research. Antonia is currently completing a PhD looking at the predictive factors of General Practice and primary care intention among medical students and recent graduates, to develop policy recommendations aimed at mitigating current and future health workforce shortages. She has been teaching in the area of health systems and social determinants of health since 2012, and more recently assisting in teaching postgraduate level health policy.

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Primary care
  • Heath workforce

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kent, M., Verstappen, A. C., Wilkinson, T., & Poole, P. (2018). Keeping them interested: a national study of factors that change medical student interest in working rurally. Rural and remote health, 18 (4)10.22605/rrh4872
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phillippa Poole
  • Webster, C. S., Hallett, C., Torrie, J., Verstappen, A., Barrow, M., Moharib, M. M., & Weller, J. M. (2018). Advanced cardiac life support training in interprofessional teams of undergraduate nursing and medical students using mannequin-based simulation. Medical Science Educator, 28 (1), 155-163. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41918
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Craig Webster, Jane Torrie, Mark Barrow, Jennifer Weller
  • Ling, S., Jacobs, R., Ponton, R., Slark, J., Verstappen, A., Webster, C. S., & Poole, P. (2018). Influence of student debt on health career location and specialty. Journal of primary health care, 10 (1), 54-61. 10.1071/hc17052
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phillippa Poole, Robert Jacobs, Rhys Ponton, Julia Slark, Craig Webster
  • Verstappen, A., & Poole, P. (2017). Rising levels of New Zealand medical student debt. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130 (1457), 38-44.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35694
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phillippa Poole
  • Poole, P., Stoner, T., Verstappen, A., & Bagg, W. (2016). Medical students: Where have they come from; where are they going?. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129 (1435), 59-67.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31724
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phillippa Poole, Warwick Bagg

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 12, Room 12083
New Zealand