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Professor Philippa Seaton

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64 3 364 3858
Department of Nursing (Christchurch)
PhD (Griffith), MA (Hons), BA (Massey), RN
Research summary
Quality care


Professor Philippa Seaton is the Director of the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch. She joined the Centre in 2014.

Philippa has held academic positions in both New Zealand and Australian tertiary institutions, and in her current role is responsible for the academic and strategic management of the Centre.

Philippa’s main research interests are how to best utilise the health workforce for quality care, and how technology can enhance health professionals' learning. She has particular expertise in planning and implementing technology-enhanced programmes in health professionals’ education.


Meeks, M., Milligan, K., Seaton, P., & Josland, H. (2023). Interprofessional education: Let’s listen to the students. Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.36951/001c.87828 Journal - Research Article

Gordge, B., Healee, D., & Seaton, P. (2023). The utilisation of continuous glucose monitoring in ICU and its transferability to the ward setting: A nursing perspective. Proceedings of the 46th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster 20. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Van Asperen, A., Lesā, R., & Seaton, P. (2023). Nurses' experiences in a rural interprofessional simulation course. Focus on Health Professional Education, 24(1), 69-84. doi: 10.11157/fohpe.v24i1.577 Journal - Research Article

Lesā, R., Moir, C., & Seaton, P. (2023). An exploration of the effectiveness of two simulation modalities to support student nurse preparation for clinical practice. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 317. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Robertson-Smith, J., Lesa, R., & Seaton, P. (2022). Facilitating in-situ simulations in an acute care environment: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Education & Practice, 12(2), 42-49. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v12n2p42 Journal - Research Article

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