Naumai Smith

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Head of School - Health Care Practice, Senior Lecturer

Phone: 921 7161


Physical Address:

Room AG142
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City

Postal Address:
School of Health Care Practice
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


2000 Graduate Certificate in Career Development
1996 Master of Health Science (2nd ClassHons)
1993 Bachelor of Arts (Ed major)
1984 Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Nursing Certificate
1970 RGON – Registered General & Obstetric Nurse

Teaching Areas:

BHSc (Nursing), Master of Health Science

Research Areas:


Research Summary:

2003 World Health Organisation (WHO) Consultant

Worked in Tonga with Queen Salote School of Nursing to review and implement post-basic curriculum. The central focus being Primary Health Care.


Shaw, S. & Deed, B. (2009) (Eds.) Health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Chapter 8: Culture, health and wellbeing.  Oxford University Press. Australia & New Zealand.  (Due for publication Sept 2009)

Smith, N. & Rasheed, A. (2007) Equity Model Diversifies: Equity strategy used for closing gap between disadvantaged groups being adopted to address the broader diversity needs of student communities within University.

Main, C., McCallin, A. & Smith, N. (2006) Cultural safety and cultural competence: what does this mean for physiotherapists? The New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 34(3), 160-161.

McKinney, C. & Smith, N. (2005) Te tiriti o Waitangi: What is the difference? In Cultural safety in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wepa, D. (Ed). Pearson Education New Zealand, Auckland.

McKenna, B., Poole, S., Smith, N. & Coverdale, J. (2004) New Nurses Face Endemic Violence. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand. Vol 10 (5).

McKenna, B., Smith, N., Poole, S. & Coverdale, J. (2003) Horizontal Violence: experiences of Registered Nurses in their first Year of practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42 (1), 90-96. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Last updated: 19-Feb-2016 12.38pm

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