Dr Jacquie Kidd



He mihinui mahana ki a koe. No Nga Puhi ahau. Ko Ngati Hineira raua ko Te Uri Taniwha oku hapu.

I live and work in Hamilton, teaching mental health nursing to post graduate nurses and  working on a really interesting variety of research projects! I am currently working on mental health, prostate cancer, breast cancer and Kooti Rangatahi areas.

My programme of research and scholarly activity focuses broadly on social justice in health care, but a key part of my research practice includes assisting mental health service users to develop and sustain research capacity.

Research methodologies include autoethnography, and arts-based, creative research practices such as short stories and poetry.

Tena koe, tena koe, tena ra tatou.

  • PhD - University of Auckland Nursing 2008
  • Master of Nursing - Otago Polytechnic Nursing 2002
  • Bachelor of Nursing - Otago Polytechnic Nursing 1998
  • Diploma of Nursing - Hawke’s Bay Polytechnic Nursing 1990

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Mental health
  • Maori health
  • Mad Studies
  • autoethnography
  • arts-based research

Teaching | Current

NESP Midlands region - postgraduate certificate for nurses who are new to mental health nursing


Dean's List for PhD thesis, 2008


  • Postgraduate Advisor for Waikato Clinical Campus
  • Co-ordinator of Midlands region mental health nursing advisory group

Areas of expertise

Health literacy, mental health nursing, Maori health, autoethnography, creative research approaches

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)