Mrs Susan Waterworth

DANS, MSc, MPhil


Susan Waterworth is a Registered General nurse with experience in cancer, haematologly and palliative care, as well as extensive management experience.  Her current interests are in transition and this applies not only on an individual basis e.g., supporting people with long term conditions with their life transitions and life style management, but also from a broader perspective of transition and managing change in the health system. Member of the University of Auckland Palliative Care Research Group and the Applied Ageing Research Group, The University of Auckland.

Research | Current

  • Gott, M., Bellamy, G., Arroll, WATERWORTH, S., Jull, A. & MacLeod, R. A study to examine patient involvement in decision-making regarding future care and treatment options. The University of Auckland.

Research interests

  • Managing transitions (chronic health and lifestyle management issues)
  • End of life care, palliative care.
  • Patient involvement in decision making.
  • Management and leadership (change in the health system and managing change and transition)

Teaching | Current

Postgraduate programmes

  • Leadership and Management
  • Long term condition management in Primary Health Care


Course co-ordinator Nursing 775 Leadership and Management for Quality Health Care

Course co-ordinator Nursing 732 Leading and Managing Changes in Health Care

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2005. Fellow of College of Nurses Aotearoa.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level D, Room D02
New Zealand

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