AUT - Gael Mearns


Gael Mearns

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7108


Physical Address:
AA 238, Akoranga Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

Postal Address:
Faculty of  Health & Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142

Links to relevant web pages:
New Zealand Nurses Organization 


2005 Master of Health Science
2001 Post Graduate Diploma Applied Sciences
1996 Post Graduate Certificate in Health Economics
1993 Bachelor of Nursing
1990 Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
1983 Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing
1981 Certificate in Cardiac Nursing
1978 Registered General and Obstetric Nurse

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member of New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Teaching Areas:

  • Pharmacology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Pathophysiology

Research areas:

2002-2005: Advanced Nursing Practice
2006: Medicine Adherence

Research Summary:

Gael’s research interests focus on life-course approaches for reducing the risk of chronic conditions and on understanding factors that influence adherence with the management of prescribed health regimes. Her current project uses participatory research methods to collaborate with the South Asian community on effective and sustainable strategies for increasing vitamin B12 stores in women of childbearing age. The study will develop a model of how to work with community groups to maximize maternal nutrition and improve the health of subsequent offspring.

Current Research Projects:

Gael Mearns, Elaine Rush, & Jane Koziol-McLain
Breaking the cycle of intergenerational effects of low vitamin B12 in pregnancy


Doggrell, S. & Mearns, G. (2005). Adherence to medicines in older adults. New Zealand Pharmacy, 25(11) 29-32.


STAR project PhD Scholarship July 2009
Last updated: 07 Feb 2012 4:15pm

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