Dr Tineke Water
Head of Research Health Care Practice
Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext. 7335
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City
Links to relevant web pages:
Paediatric Society of New Zealand
2008 PhD, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
2000 Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
1994 Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health (Nursing) AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
1987 Comprehensive Nursing Diploma
Memberships and Affiliations:
Paediatric Society of New Zealand Scientific Committee
New Zealand Families Commission Ethics Committee
Kawa Whakaruruhau Komiti
Advisor Impact Charitable Trust (Cambodia)
Reviewer Journal of Child Health, Contemporary Nurse, Breastfeeding Medicine, Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing Journal
Dr Tineke Water has a background in paediatric / child health nursing and this remains a focus of teaching and research. Tineke completed her PhD at AUT in 2008 the title of her thesis “The meaning of dilemma in paediatric practice: A phenomenological study”.
Her current research focuses on health care ethics, research with children, and children’s voices in health care and health design. Alongside teaching and research in child health at the university, Tineke also works as Research Fellow at Starship Children’s Health Service and is part of the Design for Health and Wellbeing collaboration with Auckland District Health Board. Current student supervisions include Masters and PhD students in the areas of child health, ethics, design and qualitative research (hermeneutic phenomenology, narrative, discourse analysis, intersectionality and photo voice).
Critical Inquiry for Evidenced Based Practice (core research paper postgraduate)
Children in Context (postgraduate)
Life Course Approaches to the Well Child (postgraduate)
Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (postgraduate)
Supervision of practice projects/theses in the topic are of child health, ethics, design and qualitative methodologies.
Current Research Projects:
Children’s informed consent study:
PI Tineke Water, Paul Davey, Tony Ward, Kate Diesfeld and Shayne Rasmussen. A descriptive study of undergraduate nursing and paramedic students, health professionals and ethics committee’s knowledge and experience of informed consent and children.
International Illness and Symptom Study:
PI Professor Bernie Carter (UK) Annette Dickinson, Tineke Water, Karyn Sanson.(New Zealand) Professor Bernie Carter & Lucy Bray (UK) Karen Sanson (Australia). The aims of this study are to examine the feasibility of engaging with children across cultural setting and the testing of photo-voice to elicit: Children’s perception, recognition and response to their illness and its associated management (medication and/or medical interventions) their perceptions of how their lives are shaped (or not) by their illness and its associated management and their involvement in health care decisions.
Giving children a voice in health service delivery:
PI Annette Dickinson, Tineke Water, Gemma Pickering. This study is an examination of art based research tool as a way of enabling to express their ideas and opinions about health.
Evaluating Family Centered Care:
Annette Dickinson, Tineke Water, Sarah Little (Starship Children’s Service). The aim of this study is to evaluate family centered care from the perspective of children, families and health professionals.
Water, T., & Godbold, R. (2014) Ethics (Chapter 12) in Evidence-Based Health Practice, (ed) Wright-St Clair, V., Reid, D., Shaw, S., & Ramsbotham, J. Sydney: Oxford University Press
Hinckson, E. A., Dickinson, A., Water, T., Sands, M., & Penman, L. (2013). Physical activity, dietary habits and overall health in overweight and obese children and youth with intellectual disability or autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(4), 1170-1178. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2012.12.006
Curtis, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. (2012). Physical activity is not play: perceptions of children and parents from deprived areas. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125, 1365
Water, T., Brown, T., & Hinckson, E. (2012). New Zealand health professionals’ assessment and management practices of children / young people who are overweight / obese. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 6 (1), 58.
Bamford-Wade, A., Tucker, L., Lee, G., & Water, T. (2012). What do nurses see as impediments to the delivery of nursing care: a case for new models of care? Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 3 (1), 19-23.
Water, T. (2011). Critical periods in preschool obesity: The call for nurses and communities to assess and intervene. Contemporary Nurse, 40(1), 60-70
Curtis A, Hinckson E, Water T., (2010). Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Australia, 01 Nov 2010. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 13(1): e11-e11. 2010
Water, T., & McCall, E. (2009). Obesity and children. Nursing Review, 10 (2), 6.
Refereed conference proceedings
Dickinson, A., Water, T., Rasmussen, S., & Adams, M. (2013). What's so basic about being an effective childrens' nurse? Paper presented at the Nurses for Children and Young People of Aotearoa - 'Taking it back to basics', Dunedin.
Water, T. (2012). “Evidence based practice and nursing: the challenges and rewards”. Invited keynote speaker International Medical Congress III, Phnom Penh.
Neufeld, M., Water, T., & Godbold, R. (2012). Rethinking harm: the case of ketamine sedation in paediatric practice. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law 12-14 July, Auckland.
Water, T. Health professionals experiences of dilemma in paediatric practice – the fine line of being sensitive and desensitising. (2012). Wilson Centre Compassion Study Day Auckland New Zealand.
Brown, T., Water, T., & Hinckson, E. New Zealand health professional’s assessment and management practices of children / young people who are overweight / obese. (2011) Paediatric Society of New Zealand 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland New Zealand.
Rasmussen, S., Dickinson, A., & Water, T. (2011). Learning to play the game: stories from families with a child in hospital. Paper presented at the meeting of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland.
Curtis, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. Physical and sedentary behaviour in New Zealand children: children’s, parents and health professional perceptions. (2010) Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Australia
Sands, M., Dickinson, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. Evaluation of the modified MEND obesity program for children with disability. (2010). 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand, New Plymouth
Water, T. Saying ‘here I am’: An ethical way of being or an inability to act? Health professionals experiences of caring children who suffer violence. (2009). International Critical Feminist Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Water, T. The dilemma of care. (2005). Sigma Theta International Nursing Research Conference, Hawaii, USA.
Water, T. The experience of dilemma for health professionals and families. (2005). Hermeneutic Institute Washington DC. USA
Water, T. The experience of dilemma – when a child dies. (2004). New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Child Health Research Conference, Auckland.
Water, T. The experience of dilemma – when a child dies. (2004). New Zealand Paediatric Society Annual Scientific Committee Conference, Rotorua.
Water, T. Nurse’s experience of dilemma in paediatric practice. (2003) New Zealand Paediatric Society Annual Scientific Committee Conference, Queenstown.
Neufeld, M., Water, T., & Godbold, R. (2012). The ethical implications of the use of dissociative analgesia (ketamine) in paediatrics. HRC Ethics Summer Studentship 2011/2012 Report for HRC
Brown, T., Water, T., & Hinckson, E. (2011) New Zealand health professionals’ assessment and management practices of children / young people who are overweight / obese. AUT University Summer Research Studentship 2011. NZNO, Wellington.
Water, T. (2011). Children under five who are over their healthy weight: Improving the health of children through seamless care. Commissioned report to New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Margaret May Blackwell Trustees, Wellington, 1-49.
Sands, M., Dickinson, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. (2010). Evaluation of the modified MEND obesity program for children with disability. Commissioned report to Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)
Water, T. (2008). The meaning of being in dilemma in paediatric practice: A phenomenological study. Unpublished PhD, AUT University, New Zealand.
Dickinson, A. R., MacManus, M., Hall, J., Water, T., & Rasmussen, S. (2006). More than an apple a day: Children's right to good health. Wellington: Office of the Commission for Children.
Previous research work
2013 Compass Project Commissioner for Children. Child, Youth, & Whānau-Centred Care Working Group looking at how DHBs around New Zealand include children, young people and families in planning and evaluation of health service delivery.
2009 Evaluation of the MEND weight management program in children with disability: Evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated program for children and families to address the issues of obesity in children with disability. Funded by a grant from the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC).
2009 The Informal Carer’s Study: Examining the interface between formal and informal caring for clients with chronic health care conditions. Funded by a grant from the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC).
2010/2011 Margaret May Blackwell Travel Fellowship
2005 NERF scholarship (Nurses Education and Research Fund – New Zealand Nurses Organization)