Dr Michelle Lorraine Lewis Honey

BA, MPhil, PhD


Michelle Honey is a Registered General and Obstetric Nurse with experience in surgical, cardio-thoracic and intensive care nursing. Her research interests are in nurse education and informatics.

  • BA (Social Sciences) Massey University, NZ
  • MPhil (Nursing) Massey University, NZ
  • PhD (Nursing) University of Auckland, NZ

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Nursing education
  • Educational technology in nursing (includes simulation)
  • Health informatics
  • Flexible/e-learning

Teaching | Current

  • Masters of Nursing Science (MNSc) Programme Director
  • Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate supervision

  • Supervision for Master's and PhD students 


  • 2002     Fellow of the College of Nursing Aotearoa
  • 2004     Honorary Fellow of the International Nursing Informatics Group (IMIA-NI).
  • 2010:    Inaugural recipient of the Robyn Carr Spirit Cup for steadfast commitment to furthering the goals and achievements of nursing informatics in New Zealand.
  • 2012  Excellence in Equity Award for ‘Tātou Tātou/Success for All: Improving Māori student success’ Project, University of Auckland.
  • 2014 Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Innovation and Excellence Commendation for the FMHS e-portfolio project.
  • 2016  1st prize Scientific Poster Award for poster by Procter, P.M., Brixey, J., Honey, M.L.L. & Todhunter, F. titled ‘Social media and population health virtual exchange for senior nursing students: An international collaboration’ presented at the 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 2020  University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Butland Teaching Award for Sustained Teaching Excellence.


  • Masters of Nursing Science (MNSc) Programme Director


Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Health Informatics New Zealand: Nursing Informatics Group member
  • International Medical Informatics Association: Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI) - NZ representative
  • Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) International Committee - NZ representative
  • InterRAI Governance Board Member
  • Member of Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ)
  • Member of HiNZ-Nursing Informatics Group
  • Fellow of College of Nurses Aotearoa
  • co-Guest Editor, with Professor Diane Skiba, for a Special Issue of the journal, Informatics that focuses on Nursing Informatics, with the theme: Consumer-centred digital health.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Honey, M. L., Collins, E., & Britnell, S. (2020). Education into policy: Embedding Health Informatics to Prepare Future Nurses - a New Zealand case study. Journal of Medical Internet Research - Nursing, 3 (1)10.2196/16186
  • Honey, M. L. L., Aspden, T. J., Brackley, K. E., Haua, R., Sheed, L., Ashmore-Price, H., & Chan, A. (2018). Patients' internet use in New Zealand for information about medicines: Implications for policy and practice. Health Policy and Technology, 7 (2), 119-124. 10.1016/j.hlpt.2018.03.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trudi Aspden, Kim Brackley, Amy Chan
  • Honey, M. L., Collins, E., & Britnell, S. (2018). Guidelines: Informatics for nurses entering practice. Auckland, New Zealand. Pages: 24. 10.17608/k6.auckland.7273037
  • Hübner U, Shaw, T., Thye, J., Egbert, N., Marin, H., Chang, P., ... Blake, R. (2018). Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform - TIGER. Methods of Information in Medicine, 57 (S 01), e30-e42. 10.3414/ME17-01-0155
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41879
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Day
  • Honey, M. (2018). Undergraduate student nurses’ use of information and communication technology in their education. In Rotegård AK, D. J. Skiba, S. Barbosa, Alcázar AGD (Eds.) Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Nursing Informatics 2018, 250, 37-40. Guadalajara, Mexico: IOS Press. 10.3233/978-1-61499-872-3-37
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40430
  • Collins, E., Britnell, S., Ditzel, L., & Honey, M. (2017). Using curriculum mapping to develop undergraduate nursing informatics: A New Zealand study. International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science, 2 (11), 1550-1556. 10.23958/ijirms/vol02-i11/19
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38526
  • 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: Gigi Lim
  • Procter, P. M., Brixey, J. J., Todhunter, F., & Honey, M. L. L. (2017). Social media providing an international virtual elective experience for student nurses. Informatics, 4 (9)10.3390/informatics4020009
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33963


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 202D
New Zealand

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