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Deborah Gillon Professional Practice Fellow

BA(Cant) MHealSc(Otago) RN NP


Deb works part time as a Professional Practice Fellow for the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies.

She has a clinical role with Canterbury Clinical Network as a Nurse Practitioner Community Older Persons.

Deb's interests are in older person's health and advanced nursing practice.

Deb has lectured in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate nursing programmes

Teaching responsibilities

  • NURS 426 Gerontology
  • NURS 405 Health Assessment and Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 434 Therapeutics: Knowledge and Integration
  • NURS 530 Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Practicum


Crowe, M., Gillon, D., McCall, C., & Jordan, J. (2019). "Pain takes over everything": The experience of pain and strategies for management. In S. van Rysewyk (Ed.), Meanings of pain (Vol. 2): Common types of pain and language. (pp. 59-76). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-24154-4_4

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

Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Gillon, D., McCall, C., Frampton, C., & Jamieson, H. (2018). Reduced pain reports with increasing cognitive impairment in older persons in New Zealand. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 33(7), 463-470. doi: 10.1177/1533317518772685

Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Gillon, D., McCall, C., & Jamieson, H. (2017). Pain in older New Zealanders using the interRai-HC. Proceedings of the Inaugural Global Acute Care Excellence Forum. (pp. 43). Retrieved from

Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Gillon, D., McCall, C., Frampton, C., & Jamieson, H. (2017). The prevalence of pain and its relationship to falls, fatigue and depression in a cohort of older people living in the community. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(11), 2642-2651. doi: 10.1111/jan.13328

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