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

  • Undergraduate programme - teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing - in years 1, 2 and 3
  • Community Health
  • Teaching in postgraduate course N795
  • Postgraduate guest lectures and 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.


  • Course Director for ‘N301: Child and Family Health Nursing’
  • Member of University IT Faculties Forum
  • Member of Health Informatics New Zealand
  • Fellow of College of Nurses Aotearoa


Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Health Informatics New Zealand: Nursing Informatics Working Group - chair
  • Health Informatics New Zealand: Education Working Group - member
  • University of Auckland IT Faculties Forum - member
  • International Medical Informatics Association: Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI) Working Group on Education - co-chair
  • TIGER’s (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) International Committee - member
  • InterRAI Governance Board Member

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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 Technology10.1016/j.hlpt.2018.03.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trudi Aspden
  • Lim, A. G., & Honey, M. L. L. (2017). New Graduate Nurses' Knowledge and Skills in Medication Management: Implications for Clinical Settings. 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
  • Honey, M. L. L., Skiba, D. J., Procter, P., Foster, J., Kouri, P., & Nagle, L. M. (2017). Nursing informatics competencies for entry to practice: The perspective of six countries. In J. Murphy, W. Goossen, P. Weber (Eds.) Forecasting informatics competencies for nurses in the future of connected health (pp. 51-61). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press. 10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-51
  • Waterworth, S., & Honey, M. (2017). On-line health seeking activity of older adults: An integrative review of the literature. Geriatric Nursing10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.10.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Waterworth
  • Honey, M. L., & Raphael, D. (2017). Preparation for working in a knowledge-based society: New Zealand student nurses’ use of social media. Informatics, 4 (2)10.3390/informatics4020008
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33996
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Raphael
  • Honey, M., & Procter, P. (2017). The Shifting Sands of Nursing Informatics Education: From Content to Connectivity. (pp. 31-40).
  • Jing, J., & Honey, M. L. L. (2016). Using a Checklist in Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Procedures. AORN journal, 104 (2), 145-152. 10.1016/j.aorn.2016.05.013