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Virginia Maskill

Virginia MaskillSenior Lecturer

MHealthSc (Otago), PG DipHealSc (Addictions and Co-existing Disorders)(Dist)(Otago), PG DipHealSc(Interpersonal Psychotherapy)(Dist)(Otago), BN (NMIT), Cert. Adult Teaching (NMIT), RN

Tel +64 3 364 3861

Virginia Maskill joined the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch in 2009. Virginia also held a position in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch from 2006 -2016. 

Research Interests

  • Rural Nursing workforce
  • Long-term condition management
  • Mental health and Substance use disorders
  • Sociological approaches to illness and self management practices

Virginia is currently completing a PhD exploring how Type II diabetes mellitus and other comorbidity impacts self-identity and in turn self-management practices.

Teaching Responsibility 2017

  • NURS413 Primary Health Care Nursing Rural/Urban
  • NURS431 Rural Nursing

Supervision Responsibilities

  • Masters students
  • Virginia is currently supervising one Masters and three Dissertation students, and has previously supervised three Masters theses students, and 24 Dissertation students to successful completion
  • Enquiries are welcome from students looking to undertake a Masters or Dissertation in the following topics:
    • Long term condition management and self-management
    • Rural nursing
    • Mental health and Substance Use nursing practice

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member of the Rural Health Plan Working Group for the future development of rural health, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago – current.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing (ISSN: 1365-2648) 2017 – current
  • Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors 2001 – current
  • Member of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners of Aoteoroa New Zealand. 2002 - current