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:
Centre for Child Health Research
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:
SUPERU New Zealand Families Commission Ethics Committee
Kawa Whakaruruhau Komiti
Child Poverty Action Group
The Circle Research Group
Nursing Praxis, Contemporary Nurse
Journal of Child Health; Contemporary Nurse; Breastfeeding Medicine; and Child Health Nursing Journal
Dr Tineke Water has a background in paediatric/child health 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 PhD focused on the experiences and dilemmas that health professionals and families faced, when a child received health care.
Her current research focuses on health care ethics in child health and humanitarian practice; children and youth voices in health care and health design; maternal/child health and sexual health in developing contexts. Alongside teaching and research in child health at the university, Tineke works as Research Fellow at Starship Children’s Health Service. She is also part of the Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab collaboration with Auckland District Health Board. Current student supervisions include Masters and PhD students in the areas of child health, ethics, health care design, humanitarian practice, sexual health and qualitative research (hermeneutic phenomenology, narrative, discourse analysis, intersectionality, art based methods 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)
Current Research Projects:
Better health through design:
A qualitative study of what matters to families – Level 8 environment Auckland Public Hospital. Activating interdisciplinary perspectives on design. A collaboration with Auckland District Health Board, The Design Lab and AUT University focusing on designing better health and well-being environments.
At risk youth voices study:
A qualitative study using photo-voice to find out what is important to at risk youth who receive wrap around health and education services.
Humanitarian practice, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and the politics of life.
Taking a case study approach, this study follows the AIDs and Ebola epidemic and explores health professionals and humanitarian workers narratives of how the use of PPE mediates social relations, risky bodies and a politic of life.
Clinical Holding of children in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
A mixed method study looking at health professional’s knowledge, perceptions and experiences of clinical holding of children receiving health care. A collaborative Circle research project.
Ford, K., Bray, L., Water, T., Dickinson, A., & Carter, B. (2017). Auto-driven photo elicitation interviews in research with children: ethical and practical considerations. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. DOI, 10.1080/24694193.2016.1273977
Water, T., Ford, K., Spence, D., & Rasmussen, S. (2016). Patient advocacy by nurses – past, present and future. Contemporary Nurse, 1-14. doi:10.1080/10376178.2016.1235981
Van Rooyen, A., Water, T., Rasmussen, S., & Diesfeld, K., (2015). What makes a child a ‘competent ‘child? New Zealand Medical Journal, 179, 1628.
Dickinson, A., Wrapson, W., Water, T. (2015). Children’s Voices in public hospital healthcare delivery: intention as opposed to practice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127, 1405
Ikeda, E., Hinckson, E., Krageloh, C., & Water, T. (2015). An Exploratory Study of Self-reported Quality of Life in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability, Child Indicators Research, 1-22.
Neufeld, M., Water, T. C. A., & Carter, B. (2014). Ethical and clinical implications related to emergence phenomena in paediatric ketamine sedation. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99.
Carter, B., Dickinson, A., Ford, K., Bray, L., Arnott, J., Water, T., & Tichanow, C. (2014). "Getting on" and "fitting in": Children’s experiences of growing up with chronic illness in England, Australia and New Zealand. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99.
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)