BA (Massey) PhD (Otago) RCN
Daryle has worked extensively as a mental health nurse in the addiction and mental health field.
The focus of her PhD was on methadone treatment for opioid dependence.
Her general research areas of interest are
- addiction treatment, outcomes, therapeutic alliance, and consumer perceptions and, more recently, with NAC colleagues, obesity and compulsive overeating;
- specialist nursing practice within the addiction and broader mental health areas of practice.
She is the current President of Te Ao Maramatanga, New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses and a long term member of the Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia.
Daryle co-ordinates a national interdisciplinary distance learning paper (treatment of addiction and co-existing disorders) and provides supervision for masters and PhD students.
She particularly welcomes inquiries from nurses interested in addiction/co-existing problems in respect to education pathways and research.