Associate Professor Stephen Allan Buetow

MA (Hons), PhD

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Person-centred health care
  • Human flourishing
  • Theory and philosophy in medicine and the health sciences
  • Qualitative research
  • Clinician-patient relationship
  • Primary care neurology

Teaching | Current

Masters thesis coordinator

Director, POPLHLTH 701, Research methods in health.
Lead coordinator, POPLHLTH 202, Research methods in health

Postgraduate supervision

I have supervised 12 PhD students to successful completion. I currently supervise 2 PhD students and 1 Masters student.


Associate-editor, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Associate-editor, European Journal for Person-Centered Healthcare

Honorary professor, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland.


Book prize 2016: European Society for Person-Centred Healthcare, London.


Deputy head, general practice and primary health care

Areas of expertise

Person-centred health care

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Distinguished member of the European Society for Person-Centred Healthcare.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Buetow, S. A., Martinez-Martin, P., Hirsch, M. A., & Oakun, M. S. (2016). Beyond patient-centred care: Person-centred care for Parkinson's disease. NPJ Parkinson's Disease, 2 (16019), 1-4. 10.1038/npjparkd.2016.19
  • Buetow, S. (2016). Person-centred health care: Balancing the welfare of clinicians and patients. London, UK: Routledge. Pages: 182.


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 3, Room 3034
New Zealand

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