Associate Professor Nicola Henri North

PhD, MA

Biography

Nicola North is a social scientist working in health.  She completed her MA (SocSci) in 1984 and PhD in Social Anthropology in 1996.

Since 1990 she has worked as an academic, first at Massey University in the Department of Management in health services management, and is currently Academic Director in the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Between completing the MA and taking up an academic career Nicola worked for 11 years in community health development and integrated village development in Nepal.

Nicola’s research interests and experience are broad, reflecting a varied career. Early research was in the field of migrant and refugee health and skilled migrant settlement.

Current research has focused on nursing workforce and labour market, unregulated health workers including volunteers, and participatory research with communities.

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Health management and leadership competencies
  • Health and nursing workforce
  • Health service evaluation
  • Skilled migration and settlement

Teaching | Current

Cordinator of two courses:

POPLHLTH 302, Community Health Internship (BHSc programme)

POPLHLTH 754 Health Leadership (MPHand MHSc  programmes)

Postgraduate supervision

Currently I am supervising two doctoral candidates, and a further three are in the process of applying. I am also supervising three Masters students.

I have supervised the research of 15 successful PhD students. and numerous Masters and honours theses and dissertations in topics related to my research interests.

 

Areas of expertise

Research related to health services management and leadership, and health services evaluation

Qualitative methodologies

Student research supervision

Tertiary-level teaching

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Faculty (FMHS) International Committee

International student advisor, School of Population Health

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ayeleke, R. O., North, N., Wallis, K. A., Liang, Z., & Dunham, A. (2016). Outcomes and impact of training and development in health management and leadership in relation to competence in role: A mixed-methods systematic review protocol. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 5 (12), 715-720. 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.138
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35677
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Annette Dunham, Katharine Wallis
  • Mohammed, J., Ashton, T., & North, N. (2016). Wave Upon Wave: Fiji's Experiments in Decentralizing Its Health Care System. Asia-Pacific journal of public health, 28 (3), 232-243. 10.1177/1010539516635270
  • Mohammed, J., North, N., & Ashton, T. (2015). Decentralisation of Health Services in Fiji: A Decision Space Analysis. International journal of health policy and management, 5 (3), 173-181. 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.199
  • 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: Gigi Lim, Michelle Honey
  • North, N., Leung, W., & Lee, R. (2014). Aged over 50 years and practising: separation and changes in nursing practice among New Zealand's older Registered Nurses. J Adv Nurs, 70 (12), 2779-2790. 10.1111/jan.12426
  • North, N., Leung, W., & Lee, R. (2014). New graduate separations from New Zealand's nursing workforce in the first 5 years after registration: a retrospective cohort analysis of a national administrative data set 2005-2010. J Adv Nurs, 70 (8), 1813-1824. 10.1111/jan.12339
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rochelle Menzies
  • North, N., Leung, W., & Lee, R. (2014). New graduate separations from New Zealand’s nursing workforce in the first 5 years after registration: a retrospective cohort analysis of a national administrative data set 2005–2010. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (8), 1813-1824. 10.1111/jan.12339
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rochelle Menzies
  • North, N., Leung, W., & Lee, R. (2014). Aged over 50 years and practising: separation,and changes in nursing practice among New Zealand’s older Registered Nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (12), 2779-2790. 10.1111/jan.12426
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rochelle Menzies

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Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 3, Room 3087A
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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