Dr Annette Dickinson

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Senior Lecturer

Email: annette.dickinson@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7586-4872

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • Master of Nursing, Massey University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), Massey University
  • Registered Nurse, Nursing Council of New Zealand

Overview:

Annette comes from a strong clinical background of paediatric nursing. Prior to taking up a position at AUT University in 2000 she held a number of leadership positions at Starship Children’s Hospital including, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant (Quality/Research) and Nurse Advisor.

Annette is currently Senior lecturer and program leader for the Post Graduate Child Health Programs. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University (UK), and Core member of CIRCLE and international collaboration of academic nurse researchers from UK, Australia and New Zealand which supports the engagement of children and young people within research.

Research interests:

Research interests include family and children’s experience of long term illness and disability, development of paediatric nursing practice and children’s participation and inclusion in health care delivery and service development.
Methodologically expertise is in a range of qualitative methodologies in particular phenomenology and interpretive descriptive studies.

Fields of research:

  • Nursing
  • Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
  • Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
  • Community Child Health
  • Health and Community Services
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy

Professional activities:

Other professional recognition

  • Examination of Masters Thesis, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • Examination of Masters Thesis, University of Auckland (2019 - ongoing)
  • Examination of Masters Thesis, Aucklamd University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Books

Journal articles

  • Gibbs, K. -A., Dickinson, A., & Rasmussen, S. (2019). Caring for children with non-accidental head injuries: A case for a child-centered approach. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. doi:10.1080/24694193.2019.1654039

  • Gundo, R., Mearns, G., Dickinson, A., & Chirwa, E. (2019). Contextual issues that influence preparedness of nurses for critical care nursing practice in Malawi. Malawi Medical Journal, 31(2), 138-143. doi:10.4314/mmj.v31i2.6

  • Swift, C., Hocking, C., Dickinson, A., & Jones, M. (2019). Facilitating open family communication when a parent has chronic pain: A scoping review. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(2), 103-120. doi:10.1080/11038128.2018.1486885

  • Ford, K., Dickinson, A., Water, T., Campbell, S., Bray, L., & Carter, B. (2018). Child centred care: Challenging assumptions and repositioning children and young people. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 43, e39-e43. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2018.08.012

  • Bray, L., Ford, K., Dickinson, A., Water, T., Snodin, J., & Carter, B. (2018). A qualitative study of health professionals’ views on the holding of children for clinical procedures: Constructing a balanced approach. Journal of Child Health Care, 23(1), 16-171. doi:10.1177/1367493518785777

  • Bray, L., Carter, B., Ford, K., Dickinson, A., Water, T., & Blake, L. (2018). Holding children for procedures: An international survey of health professionals. Journal of Child Health Care, 22(2). doi:10.1177/1367493517752499

  • Carbines, M., Dickinson, A., & McKenzie-Green, B. (2017). The parenting journey: Daily parental management in families with young children. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 40(4). doi:10.1080/24694193.2017.1373161

  • Carter, B., Ford, K., Bray, L., Water, T., Arnott, J., Tichanow, C., & Dickinson, A. (2017). “It's not who I am”: Children's experiences of growing up with a long-term condition in England, Australia, and New Zealand. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 22(4). doi:10.1111/jspn.12197

  • Williams, S., & Dickinson, A. (2017). The provision of nurse-led school based health services. Contemporary Nurse, 53(5). doi:10.1080/10376178.2017.1350587

  • Rasmussen, S., Water, T., & Dickinson, A. (2017). Children’s perspectives in family-centred hospital care. Contemporary Nurse, 53(4). doi:10.1080/10376178.2017.1315829

  • Ford, K., Bray, L., Water, T., Dickinson, A., Arnott, J., & Carter, B. (2017). Auto-driven photo elicitation interviews in research with children: Ethical and practical considerations. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 40(2). doi:10.1080/24694193.2016.1273977

  • Naea, N., Dobson, A., Leversha, A., Williams, S., Knott, K., Clayton-Bray, L., & Dickinson, A. (2016). Awareness and understanding of rheumatic fever among Pacific people in Auckland. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 19(1).

  • Dickinson, A. (2015). Click! Engaging children in research about their lives: Experience of using photo elicitation from England, Australia and New Zealand. Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 99(Suppl 2). doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307384.1574

  • Watanabe, K., & Dickinson, A. (2015). Comparative study of children's current health conditions and health education in New Zealand and Japan. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 8(2). Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1058175

  • Dickinson, A., Wrapson, W., & Water, T. (2014). Children's voices in public hospital healthcare delivery: Intention as opposed to practice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1405). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25399039

  • 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). doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2012.12.006

  • Dickinson, A., & Blamires, J. (2013). Moving on: The experience of young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis transferring from paediatric to adult care services. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 16(2).

  • Scott, S., Huntington, A., Baker, H., & Dickinson, A. (2011). The graduate nursing workforce: Does an international perspective have relevance for New Zealand?. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 27(3). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/docview/912869312

  • Dickinson, A., & Carter, B. (2010). Editorial: A day at the beach or .... Journal of Child Health Care, 14(4), 307-309. doi:10.1177/1367493510386415

  • Dickinson, A., McCall, E., Twomey, B., & James, N. (2010). Pediatric nurses understanding of the process and procedure of double checking medications. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(5-6).

  • McNamara, D. G., Dickinson, A. R., & Byrnes, C. A. (2009). The perceptions and preferences of parents of children with tracheostomies in a study of humidification therapy. Journal of Child Health Care, 13(3).

  • Dickinson, A., Peacock, K., Fair, N., Thomas, M., Nicol, R., Mikkelsen, J., . . . Johnstone, L. (2009). The implementation and evaluation of an oral healthcare best practice guideline in a paediatric hospital. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 7(1). Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Collins, E., Fair, N., Dickinson, A., & Peacock, K. (2009). Collaboration between primary and secondary/tertiary services in oral health. Primary Health Care, 19(1).

  • Trueman, M., McCall, E., Kent, B., & Dickinson, A. (2008). Suctioning children with an artificial airway in a healthcare setting - a systematic review.. JBI Libr Syst Rev, 6(17 Suppl), 1-12. doi:10.11124/01938924-200806171-00001

  • Henty, C., & Dickinson, A. (2007). Practice nurses' experiences of the Care Plus programme: A qualitative descriptive study. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(5).

  • Dickinson, A., Smythe, E., & Spence, D. (2006). Within the Web: the family-practitioner relationship in the context of chronic illness. Journal of Child Health Care, 10(4).

  • Dickinson, A., Smythe, E., & Spence, D. (2006). Within the web: The family-practitioner relationship in the context of chronic childhood illness. Journal of Child Health Care, 10(4). Retrieved from http://chc.sagepub.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/content/10/4/309.full.pdf+html

  • Dickinson, A. (2006). Phenomenological interviewing: The family as participant [Abstract]. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 5.

  • Dickinson Annette, R. (2005). 'We are just kids': Children within health care relationships. Contemporary Nurse, 18.

  • Dickinson, A. R., & Dignam, D. (2002). Managing it: A mother's perspective of managing a pre-school child's acute asthma episode.. Journal of Child Health Care, 6(1).

  • McArthur, J., & Dickinson, A. (1999). Decision making the explicit evidence based way. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand Inc, 14(1).

Conference contributions

  • Blamires, J., Dickinson, A., Tautolo, E. -S., & Byrnes, C. (2019). Journey of learning how to live the best life with bronchiectasis. In 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Paediatric Society of NZ. Auckland: Forumpoint2. Retrieved from https://forumpoint2.eventsair.com/

  • Davies, J., Dickinson, A., & Easton, H. (2019). Using collaborative design methods to create active, authentic online learning experiences for health practitioners. In 42nd annual conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Auckland. Retrieved from https://www.herdsa2019.auckland.ac.nz/

  • Blamires, J., & Dickinson, A. (2018). Interview pointers for the Expert Clinician transitioning to Novice Researcher during the data collection phase.. In 24th Annual Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference. Halifax: International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. Retrieved from https://www.ualberta.ca/

  • Dickinson, A., John, D., & Ransom, L. (2018). A new way of teaching teaching and learning via an institutional learning managment system. In 7th International Nurse Education Conference. Banff.

  • Dickinson, A., & Ford, K. (2016). "Its not who I am - using photo elicitation interviews with children growing up with a chronic condition in England, Australia and New Zealand. In The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing. Sydney.

  • Young, L., McLennan, S., Vandal, A. C., Dickinson, A., Parmar, R., & Rush, E. (2016). Dissemination of an early childhood centre nutrition and physical exercise program Under 5 Energize: Using RE-AIM to evaluate research adoption. In International Congress of Obesity. Vancouver.

  • Dickinson, A., Water, T., Sanson, K., Carter, B., Ford, K., & Bray, L. (2015). Children's experience of growing up with chronic illness in New Zealand. In PSNZ 67th Annual Scientific Meeting: Origins and Solutions. Wellington.

  • Dickinson, A. (2015). Journey to Publication. In Partnership through the Neonatal Journey. Auckland.

  • Watanabe, K., & Dickinson, A. (2015). Comparative Study of Children's Current Health Conditions and Health Education in New Zealand and Japan. In 1015 Maui International Business & Education Conference Proceedings (pp. 322-1-322-6). Maui Hawaii: The Clute Institute.

  • Carter, B., Ford, K., Dickinson, A., Bray, L., Water, T., & Arnott, J. (2015). Circle: one way of developing international research practice. In Archives of Disease in Childhood Vol. 100 (pp. A95). United Kingdom: BMJ Publishing Group. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-308599.219

  • Pickering, G., & Dickinson, A. (2014). Communicating with children using "art based" methods: the potential for change. In Nurses for Children and Young People Aotearoa "Be the Change". Auckland.

  • 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. In BMJ Journals: Archives of Disease in Childhood Vol. 99. Barcelona: Archives of Disease in Childhood. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307384.222

  • Rasmussen, S., Dickinson, A., Water, T., & Adams, M. (2013). What’s so basic about being an effective Children’s Nurse. In Nurses for Children and Young People of Aotearoa Satellite Day to The Paediatric Society of New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting: Taking it back to basics. Dunedin.

  • Rasmussen, S., Dickinson, A., & Water, T. (2013). Working for children and families. In 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of Paediatric Society of New Zealand. Dunedin: Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

  • Hinckson, E., Dickinson, A., Water, T., Sands, M., & Penman, L. (2012). A physical activity, nutrition and motivation program in overweight children with intellectual disabilities. In International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 2012 Annual Conference. Texas. Retrieved from https://www.isbnpa.org/

  • Dickinson, A. (2011). Writing for publication. In Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference. Dunedin.

  • Naea, N., Dobson, A., Knott, K., McKee-Bodie, T., Dickinson, A., & Leversha, A. (2011). Pacific Peoples Awareness and understanding of Rheumatic Fever: A pilot study. In Paediatric Society of New Zealand 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland.

  • Rasmussen, S., Dickinson, A., & Water, T. (2011). Learning to play the game: Stories from families with a child in hospital. In Paediatric Society of New Zealand 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland.

  • Sands, M., Dickinson, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. (2010). Evaluation of the modified MEND obesity program for children with disability. In The 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. New Plymouth.

  • Sands, M., Dickinson, A., Hinckson, E., & Walter, T. (2010). Evaluation of the modified MEND obesity program for children with disability. In 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. New Plymouth.

  • Blamires, J., & Dickinson, A. (2010). The experience of young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis who have been transferred from Paediatric to Adult services. In 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. New Plymouth: Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

  • Blamires, J., & Dickinson, A. (2010). The experience of young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis who have been transferred from paediatric and adult services. In 17th Paediatric Rheumatology European Society Congress. Valencia.

  • Twomey, B., & Dickinson, A. (2009). Implementation of independent double checking of medications within paediatrics. In 2nd Australasian Paediatric and Child Health Practice Development Conference. Adelaide.

  • Dickinson, A. (2009). The influence of automaticity and nursing experience on the process of administration of medications to infants and children. In Back to the future: a celebration of 25 years of children and young people's nursing. Liverpool.

  • McCallin, A., & Dickinson, A. (2008). Support for vulnerable families: Integrating policy with reality. In Global Healthcare Solutions for Vulnerable Populations Conference Abstract Book. Auckland.

  • McCall, E., Dickinson, A., Twomey, B., & Kent, B. (2008). Independent double checking of medications in paediatrics. In 12th International Nursing Research Conference in associatin with the 6th Biennial Joanna Briggs Colloquium. Cordoba.

  • McCall, E., Dickinson, A., Twomey, B., & Kent, B. (2008). Independent double checking of medication in paediatrics. In The Paediatric Society of New Zealand 60th Annual Scientific Meeting (pp. 45). Bay of Islands: Paediatric Society New Zealand.

  • Dickinson, A., Peacock, K., Fair, N., Thomas, M., Nicol, R., Mikkelsen, J., . . . Johnson, L. (2008). The implementation and evaluation of an oral health care best practice guideline in a paediatric hospital. In Conference Handbook of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand 60th Annual Scientific Meeting (pp. 69). Bay of Islands.

  • Dickinson, A. (2007). Pig in the middle: The experience of families working with health professionals. In CREW: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation's Community Respiratory Educator's workshop. Wellington.

  • Weston, K., Harun, L., Walton, J., McCallin, A., & Dickinson, A. (2006). Strengthening and supporting families: What needs to happen?. In Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 41st Annual Conference. Canberra.

  • Dickinson, A., Walton, J., McCallin, A., & Weston, K. (2006). Strengthening and supporting families: What needs to happen?. In The Paediatric Society of New Zealand 58th Annual Scientific Meeting Conference Handbook (pp. 69). Nelson.

  • Dickinson, A. (2006). Turning practice education 'right side up': The development of an interdisciplinary postgraduate program for child health professionals. In Listening and Responding: International Inter-Professional Conference Book of Abstracts (pp. 11). Auckland.

  • Dickinson, A. (2006). Phenomenological interviewing: The family as participant. In Nurses for Children and Young People of Aotearoa Conference Program (pp. 3-4). Nelson.

  • Dickinson, A. (2006). How can education respond to the challenge?. In Nurses for Children and Young People of Aotearoa Conference. Nelson.

  • Dickinson, A. R. (2004). Within the web: The family/practitioner relationship in the context of chronic childhood illness. [Abstract]. In Paediatric Society of New Zealand 57th Annual Scientific Meeting programme and abstract book (pp. 28). : Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

  • Dickinson, A. R. (2004). Within the web: The family/practitioner relationship in the context of chronic childhood illness. [Abstract]. In Children and Young Peoples Health Research Conference (pp. 2). : New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

  • Dickinson, A. (2004). A relationship between experts: The development of the health professionals/family relationships in New Zealand. [Abstract]. In Primary Healthcare Nursing: Connecting Communities Conference (pp. 5-6). : Healthline & Plunket.

  • Water, T., Dickinson, A., & Smythe, E. (2003). Nurses' experience of dilemma in paediatrics practice. [Abstract].. In Progamme and abstracts of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand 56th Annual Scientific Meeting (pp. 47). : Paediatric Society of New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.dcms.co.nz/paediatrics

  • Dickinson, A., Smythe, L., & Spence, D. (2003). "Just a kid": Children's experience of their relationship with health care professionals. [Abstract]. In Paediatric Society of New Zealand 56th Annual Scientific Meeting: Programme and abstracts (pp. 45). : Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

  • Dickinson, A. R. (2002). Working together: The relationship between health professionals and families of children with chronic illness.. In Hospital Play Specialists Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Pacific Rim Conference. Auckland.

  • Dickinson, A. R. (2002). The family unit as participant in a phenomenological study.. In Health Policy, Practice and Research in the 21st Century Conference. .

Reports

  • Sands, M., Dickinson, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. (2011). Our experience of using a modified MEND (Mind Exercise Nutrition …Do It!) Programme to Address Childhood Obesity in a Special Needs Environment.

  • Sands, M., Dickinson, A., Hinckson, E., & Water, T. (2010). Evaluation of the modified MEND obesity program for children with disability: 24 weeks post program evaluation. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.

  • Dickinson, A., MacManus, M., Hall, J., Water, T., & Rasmussen, S. (2006). More than an apple a day: Children's right to good health (34). Wellington, New Zealand.

Theses

  • Dickinson, A. (2004). Within the web: the family/practitioner relationship in the context of chronic childhood illness. (Auckland University of Technology). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/341

Oral presentations

  • Dickinson, A., & Peacock, K. (2008). Improving the oral health care practices of paediatric nurses within an inpatient setting.

Other outputs

  • Water, T., Carter, B., Neville, S., & Dickinson, A. (2017). Looking towards the horizon: Changing landscapes and a shift to a more equitable future for children, young people and their families. In Contemporary Nurse (Iss. 4). doi:10.1080/10376178.2017.1403765

  • Andajani-Sutjahjo, S., Dickinson, A., Parry, D., Vodanovich, S., & Liew, T. (2016). Kohikohi kitea kohikohi korero: Hayman Park engagement with children and whanau. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.

  • Dickinson, A. (2014). Giving children a voice: A New Zealand perspective. In Neonatal Paediatric and Child Health Nursing (Iss. 3). Ink Press International. Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=034978217467372;res=IELHEA

  • Dickinson, A., & Carter, B. (2010). A day at the beach or .... In Journal of Child Health Care (Iss. 4). SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. doi:10.1177/1367493510386415

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