Dr Gigi Lim



Gigi is a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with clinical experience in obstetrics, paediatrics, neonatal intensive care, medical and community nursing. Her completion of a Graduate Diploma in Science (Pharmacology) awards her the title of Nurse-Pharmacologist. She teaches in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She coordinates two post-gradaute course to prepare nurses for prescribing (N785/N745). She is a Fellow of the College of Nurses.


  • PhD
  • Masters in Health Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Science Pharmacology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Prescribing decisions
  • Primary healthcare
  • Asian health
  • Obesity

Teaching | Current

  • Nurse prescribing
  • Pharmacology
  • Applied Science
  • Community Health



HRC Annual Funding Round 2018 - External reviewer


Visiting Scholar –University of Birmingham –School of Nursing


Nursing Council of New Zealand – Invited Auditor for Panel for Approval of Courses for RN Community Nurse Prescribing


Recipient – Health Excellence award –Chief Executive Award


Member – International Nursing Science in Genetics and Genomics Committee. Co-chair Global Perspective Group


  • Master's supervision
  • Course coordinator N785/N745
  • PhD Supersion
  • Prescribing pathway adviser

Areas of expertise

Nursing education

Pharmacology and Therapeutic education for nurses

Advanced nursing roles

Neonatal and Paediatric nursing

Community development

Curriculum Design and development


Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2008 Membership New Zealand Medication Terminology
  • 2007 Membership Safe and Quality Use of Medicines DHBNZ
  • 2006 Advisory Committee Member Centre for Asian Health Research and Evaluation
  • 2005 Membership Australasian Association for the Study of Obesity
  • 2004 Membership Center for Asian Resarch and Evaluation
  • 2004 Membership Center fo Evidence Base Nursing
  • 2003 Fellow, College of Nurses NZ Aotearoa

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Oyamada, M., Lim, A., Dixon, R., Wall, C., & Bay, J. (2018). Development of understanding of DOHaD concepts in students during undergraduate health professional programs in Japan and New Zealand. Journal of developmental origins of health and disease, 9 (3), 253-259. 10.1017/s2040174418000338
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43071
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robyn Dixon, Clare Wall, Jacquie Bay
  • Dev, V., Fernando, A. T., Lim, A. G., & Consedine, N. S. (2018). Does self-compassion mitigate the relationship between burnout and barriers to compassion? A cross-sectional quantitative study of 799 nurses. International journal of nursing studies, 81, 81-88. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.02.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antonio Fernando, Nathan Consedine
  • Lim, A. G., North, N., & Shaw, J. (2018). Beginners in prescribing practice: Experiences and perceptions of nurses and doctors. Journal of clinical nursing, 27 (5-6), 1103-1112. 10.1111/jocn.14136
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Shaw
  • Padigos, J., Ritchie, S., & Lim, A. G. (2017). Nurses have a major role in antimicrobial stewardship. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 23 (11)
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stephen Ritchie
  • Lim, A. G., North, N., & Shaw, J. (2017). Navigating professional and prescribing boundaries: Implementing nurse prescribing in New Zealand. Nurse Education in Practice, 27, 1-6. 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.08.009
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Shaw
  • Lim, A. G., & Honey, M. L. (2017). New graduate nurses' knowledge and skills in medication management: Implications for clinical settings. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48 (6), 276-281. 10.3928/00220124-20170517-09
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michelle Honey
  • Lim, A., Honey, M., North, N., & Shaw, J. (2015). Learning to become a nurse prescriber in New Zealand using a constructivist approach: A narrative case study. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 31 (3), 27-36.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michelle Honey
  • Lim, A. G., & Honey, M. (2014). New Zealand newly graduated nurses medication management: Results of a survey. Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (6), 660-665. 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.08.005
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michelle Honey

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 243
New Zealand