Clare is an Associate Professor, Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator Health Sciences at Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand as well as an Adjunct Lecturer Flinders University of South Australia.
She has worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, in clinical, management and education roles that have gone across settings from primary health and remote area nursing to intensive care. Her passion for achieving one’s professional potential in appropriate, safe and effective ways is central to her teaching and her research.
Clare’s PhD thesis used a critical discourse analysis to examine the politics of advancing nursing in Australia, with a focus on the Nurse Practitioner role development. Her post-doctoral research continues on from this foundation and she is now focused on the role of nursing in enhancing access to health care and its support of equity in that care.