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Beverley Burrell Senior Lecturer

BA(Otago) Dip T.Tchg MA(Hons)(Massey) PhD (Otago) RN

Tel +64 3 364 3860

Research interests

Beverley's research interests include self-management for wellness and women's health with an emphasis on discourses of sexed bodies and body politics. She utilises postmodern and poststructural methodologies, particularly Foucauldian geneological method.

Beverley's PhD research is titled 'Intervention and (Re)Invention for women in menopause: Cultural norms, hormone therapy and female subjectivity.' Interview with women and analysis of published texts in this genealogical study identified contested discourses on pharmaceuticals, what counts as therapy and quality of life.

Other projects include investigating women's experiences of hormone therapy after surgical menopause, a content analysis of media texts on hormone therapies and trialling educational interventions for enhancing self-management of long term conditions with older adults.

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Curriculum development on proposed Master of Nursing Science degree
  • Course Convenor Postgraduate Diploma Health Sciences (Nursing - Primary Health Care)
  • Course Convenor Postgraduate Certificate Health Sciences (Nursing Leadership & Management)
  • Supervision of theses, dissertations and special topic papers

Beverley has lectured in nursing undergraduate teaching for 15 years and latterly postgraduate programmes for over 10 years.


Zimmermann, F. F., Burrell, B., & Jordan, J. (2020). Patients' experiences of a mindfulness intervention for adults with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28, 4911-4921. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05331-1

Zimmermann, F. F., Jordan, J., & Burrell, B. (2020). Coping with cancer mindfully: A feasibility study of a mindfulness intervention focused on acceptance and meaning in life for adults with advanced cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 44, 101715. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.101715

Teunissen, C., Burrell, B., & Maskill, V. (2020). Effective surgical teams: An integrative literature review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(1), 61-75. doi: 10.1177/0193945919834896

Burrell, B., Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Wilkinson, A., Jones, V., Harris, S., & Gillon, D. (2019). Using intervention mapping to design a self-management programme for older people with chronic conditions. Nursing Inquiry, 26, e12265. doi: 10.1111/nin.12265

Hill, L., Burrell, B., & Walls, T. (2018). Factors influencing women's decisions about having the pertussis-containing vaccine during pregnancy. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(1), 62-67. doi: 10.1071/HC17040

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