Shayne Rasmussen

Associate Head of Postgraduate Studies (Nursing and Oral Health), Lecturer - Nursing

Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext. 7118


Physical Address:
Room AA218
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City

Links to relevant web pages:

Centre for Child Health Research


RN, MHSc (Hons)

Teaching Areas:

Child Health

Family Centred Care

Clinical reasoning and critical thinking


Research Areas:

Child Health

Family/whanau partnerships

Narrative methodologies

Research Summary:

My research focus is the experience and understandings of children and whanau/families in health care settings.  The Narrative approach to working with children and their whanau/families holds their perspectives of experience as crucial to improving quality of care

Current Research Projects:

Narrative in education

Child health in education


Rasmussen, S. (2011). Stories families/whanau tell to describe care by nurses within hospitals: a narrative analysis.  (Master’s thesis, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand). Retrieved from


Best New Researcher: NZ Paediatric Society Scientific Meeting 2011