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photo-of-Eileen-MckinlayAssociate Professor, WITI Convenor

Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice 

Background and Interests

Eileen McKinlay is a nurse by background and has worked primarily in cancer and palliative care settings. She has also been involved in developing and auditing quality assurance systems in clinical practice. Eileen undertook her comprehensive nursing training at Wellington Polytechnic, now Massey University and then completed a Masters at Victoria University.

In 2002, Eileen joined the Department as a health researcher and was appointed a Lecturer in 2004. In 2017 Eileen was appointed Interprofessional Education Campus Leader and oversees the IPE programme at UOW. She is the UOW Academic Nurse Leader and chairs the UOW Nurses and Midwives Network. Eileen directs the PHC & GP postgraduate programme, convenes the UOW Ashton Fitchett Seminar Series for primary and integrated care health professionals and is a member of the CCDHB Primary Health Care Nurses Leadership Group. Eileen’s research interests include: implementing interprofessional education, interprofessional collaboration in health care delivery, palliative medicine education, long-term condition management; patient’s experience of multimorbidity care and clinicians’ experience of how to provide collaborative care in multlmorbidity; models of integrated youth health care.

Teaching Activities

Undergraduate Medicine Education:

Long-term Conditions Management, Palliative Care

Undergraduate Interprofessional Education:

Convener: Wellington Interprofessional Teaching Initiative (WITI) (Louise Beckingsale, Karen Colman, Ben Darlow, Sarah Donovan, Ben Gray, Eileen McKinlay, Hazel Neser, Meredith Perry, Sue Pullon, Christine Wilson)
In 2017 the IPE programme involves dietetic, medicine, physiotherapy and radiation therapy students (UOW) and pharmacy interns (Pharmaceutical Society) and clinical psychology students (Victoria University)

Postgraduate Interprofessional Education:

Convenor: GENA 709 Long-term conditions Management
Convenor: GENA 711 Long-term conditions Management (Advanced)
Co-convenor: GENA 731 Supporting Healthier Lifestyles: Core Principles
Co-convenor: GENA 710 Mental Health and Illness in Primary Care
Co-convenor: Study Skills programme for postgraduate students

Research Activities

Preventing type 2 diabetes with Probiotics and Prebiotics (PDP2)
Researchers: Jeremy Krebs, Julian Crane, Kristin Wickens, Mark Huthwaite, Mark Weatherall, Amber Parry-Strong, Christine Barthow, Phillipa Barnes, Sue Pullon, Eileen McKinlay, Jo Hilder & Cristina Cleghorn

Post-settlement refugee-like migrants and refugees, a comparative primary care health analysis.
Researchers: Jonathan Kennedy, Serena Moran, Eileen McKinlay, Jenny Visser

Youth Health Study: Investigating collaborative care across health and social service agencies
Researchers: Sue Pullon, Eileen McKinlay, Sonya Morgan, Sue Garrett

Interprofessional undergraduate education: ongoing research into the undertaking and implementation interprofessional education
Researchers: Karen Coleman, Ben Darlow, Sarah Donovan, Ben Gray, Eileen McKinlay, Hazel Neser, Meredith Perry, Sue Pullon (Wellington Interprofessional Teaching Initiative WITI)

The social organisation of clinical work: use of the Communities of Clinical Practice tool
Researchers: WITI- Louise Beckingsale, Karen Coleman, Ben Darlow, Sarah Donovan, Ben Gray, Eileen McKinlay, Hazel Neser, Meredith Perry, Sue Pullon, Christine Wilson, Jess Young (Dunedin)

An exploration of the roles of nurses working in a medical school: a pilot study at University of Otago
Researchers: Eileen McKinlay, Christine Barthow, Bernadette Jones, Peter Gallagher, Lindsay Macdonald

An exploration of the impact of a creative writing workshop on medical students
Researchers: Eileen McKinlay, Glenn Colquhoun, Lynn McBain, Peter Gallagher

Supervision of Masters Students

Mary Wong: Caroline Morris & Eileen McKinlay (ongoing)

Robyn Taylor: Caroline Morris & Eileen McKinlay (completed 2015)


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Publications

Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Collaborative care in 'Youth One Stop Shops' in New Zealand: Hidden, time-consuming, essential. Journal of Child Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1367493519847030

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Interagency collaborative care for young people with complex needs: Front-line staff perspectives. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12719

Barthow, C., Hood, F., McKinlay, E., Hilder, J., Cleghorn, C., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., Pullon, S., Gray, B., Wickens, K., Crane, J., & Krebs, J. (2019). Food 4 Health: He Oranga Kai: Assessing the efficacy, acceptability and economic implications of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and β-glucan to improve glycated haemoglobin, metabolic health, and general well-being in adults with pre-diabetes: Study protocol for a 2 x 2 factorial design, parallel group, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial, with embedded qualitative study and economic analysis. Trials, 20, 464. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3553-7

McKinlay, E., Brown, M., Beckingsale, L., Burrow, M., Coleman, K., Darlow, B., Donovan, S., … Gray, B., Hilder, J., Neser, H., Perry, M., … Wilson, C., … Pullon, S. (2019). Improbable ideas that actually work: Forming inter-institutional partnerships to offer pre-registration health sciences interprofessional education. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. (pp. 120-121). Renmark, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

Wilson, C., Schwass, R., Darlow, B., McHugh, P., McKinlay, E., & Pullon, S. (2019). Five to five: Five weeks of interprofessional immersion: What impact five years on? Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. (pp. 161-162). Renmark, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

Chapter in Book - Research

Pullon, S., Darlow, B., & McKinlay, E. (2016). Building evaluation into the development of interprofessional education initiatives. In D. Forman, J. Thistlethwaite & M. Jones (Eds.), Leading research and evaluation in interprofessional education and collaborative practice. (pp. 145-166). Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-53744-7_8

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Gray, L., Skinner, M., & McHugh, P. (2015). Case study 14.4: Interprofessional education in a rural setting: A quick-start innovation for final-year health professional students. In K. Bin Abdulrahman, S. Mennin, R. Harden & C. Kennedy (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of medical education. (pp. 197). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [Case Study].

McKinlay, E., & McBain, L. (2010). The palliative care partnership: The evolution of a New Zealand model of integrated palliative care. In A. Fortier & S. Turcotte (Eds.), Health education: Challenges, issues and impact. (pp. 241-262). New York: Nova.

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Chapter in Book - Other

McKinlay, E., Bycroft, J., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Morris, C., & Pullon, S. (2017). Interdisciplinary collaboration: Working in teams for patient care. In K. A. Morris (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (13th ed.) (pp. 81-99). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

McKinlay, E., Gray, B., & Pullon, S. (2013). Interdisciplinary collaboration: Working in teams for patient care. In I. St George (Ed.), Cole's medical practice in New Zealand. (12th ed.) (pp. 143-149). Wellington, New Zealand: Medical Council of New Zealand.

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Journal - Research Article

Garrett, S., Pullon, S., Morgan, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Collaborative care in 'Youth One Stop Shops' in New Zealand: Hidden, time-consuming, essential. Journal of Child Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1367493519847030

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & McKinlay, E. (2019). Interagency collaborative care for young people with complex needs: Front-line staff perspectives. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12719

McKinlay, E., Young, J., & Gray, B. (2018). General practice and patients' views of the social networks of patients with multimorbidity. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC17050

Darlow, B., Brown, M., Thompson, B., Hudson, B., Grainger, R., McKinlay, E., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients' beliefs about. BMC Rheumatology, 2, 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

McKinlay, E., McDonald, J., Darlow, B., & Perry, M. (2018). The social networks of New Zealand patients with multimorbidity and the work of those nominated as their 'significant supporters': An exploratory study. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12657

McKinlay, E., White, K., McChesney, P., Hardie, C., Higgs, R., Hilder, J., & Gallagher, P. (2018). Interprofessional education for cancer care. Clinical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/tct.12985

McDonald, J., McKinlay, E., Keeling, S., & Levack, W. (2017). The 'wayfinding' experience of family carers who learn to manage technical health procedures at home: A grounded theory study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 31(4), 850-858. doi: 10.1111/scs.12406

Morgan, S. J., Pullon, S. R. H., Macdonald, L. M., McKinlay, E. M., & Gray, B. V. (2017). Case study observational research: A framework for conducting case study research where observation data are the focus. Qualitative Health Research, 27(7), 1060-1068. doi: 10.1177/1049732316649160

McDonald, J., McKinlay, E., Keeling, S., & Levack, W. (2017). Complex home care: Challenges arising from the blurring of boundaries between family and professional care. Kōtuitui, 12(2), 246-255. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2017.1373681

McKinlay, E. M., Morgan, S. J., Gray, B. V., Macdonald, L. M., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2017). Exploring interprofessional, interagency multimorbidity care: Case study based observational research. Journal of Comorbidity, 7(1), 64-78. doi: 10.15256/joc.2017.7.103

Taylor, R., McKinlay, E., & Morris, C. (2017). Standing order use in general practice: The views of medicine, nursing and pharmacy stakeholder organisations. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(1), 47-55. doi: 10.1071/HC16023

McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Jones, B., Macdonald, L., & Barthow, C. (2017). Crossing professional cultures: A qualitative study of nurses working in a medical school. Contemporary Nurse, 53(6), 633-646. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2017.1416304

Darlow, B., McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Beckingsale, L., Coleman, K., Perry, M., & Pullon, S. (2017). Building and expanding interprofessional teaching teams. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(1), 29-33. doi: 10.1071/HC16053

McKinlay, E., McDonald, J., Darlow, B., & Perry, M. (2017). Social networks of patients with multimorbidity: A qualitative study of patients' and supporters' views. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 153-161. doi: 10.1071/HC16062

Kane, P., Jasperse, M., Egan, R., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Pullon, S., & Herst, P. (2016). Continuity of cancer patient care in New Zealand: The general practitioner perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 55-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Pullon, S., Morgan, S., Macdonald, L., McKinlay, E., & Gray, B. (2016). Observation of interprofessional collaboration in primary care practice: A multiple case study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(6), 787-794. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1220929

Foster Page, L. A., Gray, L., Gallagher, P., McKinlay, E., & Rich, A. M. (2016). Untangling the web of influences on dental students' participation in interprofessional education programs. Journal of Dental Education, 80(6), 677-685.

Crawford, R. M., Gallagher, P., Harding, T., McKinlay, E. M., & Pullon, S. R. (2016). Interprofessional undergraduate students talk about nurses and nursing: A qualitative study. Nurse Education Today, 39, 7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.12.021

Arcus, K., Gunn, L., Nelson, K., & McKinlay, E. (2016). Public health nursing in a non-traditional environment. Whitireia Nursing & Health Journal, 23, 45-53.

McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Wilson, C., Gray, L., McHugh, P., & Pullon, S. (2016). Social learning, shared accommodation and interprofessional education: I think those conversations that you have at the dinner table …. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 5, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.xjep.2016.07.001

McDonald, J., McKinlay, E., Keeling, S., & Levack, W. (2016). Becoming an expert carer: The process of family carers learning to manage technical health procedures at home. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(9), 2173-2184. doi: 10.1111/jan.12984

Darlow, B., Donovan, S., Coleman, K., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Gallagher, P., Gray, B., Neser, H., Perry, M., & Pullon, S. (2016). What makes an interprofessional education programme meaningful to students? Findings from focus group interviews with students based in New Zealand. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(3), 355-361. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2016.1141189

Pullon, S., Wilson, C., Gallagher, P., Skinner, M., McKinlay, E., Gray, L., & McHugh, P. (2016). Transition to practice: Can rural interprofessional education make a difference? A cohort study. BMC Medical Education, 16, 154. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0674-5

McDonald, J., McKinlay, E., Keeling, S., & Levack, W. (2015). How family carers engage with technical health procedures in the home: A grounded theory study. BMJ Open, 5(7), e007761. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007761

Moss, C., Nelson, K., Connor, M., Wensley, C., McKinlay, E., & Boulton, A. (2015). Patient experience in the emergency department: Inconsistencies in the ethic and duty of care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(1-2), 275-288. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12612

McBain, L., Donnelly, S., Hilder, J., O'Leary, C., & McKinlay, E. (2015). "I wanted to communicate my feelings freely": A descriptive study of creative responses to enhance reflection in palliative medicine education. BMC Medical Education, 15, 180. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0465-4

McKinlay, E. M., Gallagher, P. A., Gray, L. A., Wilson, C. L., & Pullon, S. R. H. (2015). Sixteen months “from square one”: The process of forming an interprofessional clinical teaching team. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice & Education, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.jripe.org/index.php/journal/article/view/191

Morgan, S., Pullon, S., & McKinlay, E. (2015). Observation of interprofessional collaborative practice in primary care teams: An integrative literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, 1217-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.03.008

McKinlay, E., Graham, S., & Horrill, P. (2015). Culturally and linguistically diverse patients’ views of multimorbidity and general practice care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(3), 228-235.

Barthow, C., Jones, B., Macdonald, L., Vernall, S., Gallagher, P., & McKinlay, E. (2015). Researching in the community: The value and contribution of nurses to community based or primary health care research. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 16, 224-234. doi: 10.1017/s1463423614000097

Darlow, B., Coleman, K., McKinlay, E., Donovan, S., Beckingsale, L., Gray, B., Neser, H., Perry, M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. (2015). The positive impact of interprofessional education: A controlled trial to evaluate a programme for health professional students. BMC Medical Education, 15, 98. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0385-3

McKinlay, E., & Donnelly, S. (2014). Learning through narrative writing: Medical students talk to patients in a hospice. Focus on Health Professional Education, 16(1), 69-82.

McKinlay, E., McBain, L., Stanley, J., Johnston Taylor, E., & Robertson, G. (2014). Does multimodal palliative care education help medical students talk with patients at end-of-life? Focus on Health Professional Education, 15(3), 64-80.

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Perry, M., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Gallagher, P., Hoare, K., & Morgan, S. (2013). Interprofessional education for physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: A pilot programme. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(1), 52-58.

McKinlay, E., Clendon, J., & O'Reilly, S. (2012). Is our focus right? Workforce development for primary health care nursing. Journal of Primary Health Care, 4(2), 141-149.

McKinlay, E., Mackie, S., Arcus, K., & Nelson, K. (2012). Work and wellness hand-in-hand: The role of the New Zealand PATHS program nurse in improving health and employment outcomes. Rehabilitation Nursing, 37(4), 185-194. doi: 10.1002/rnj.31

Nelson, K. M., Christensen, S., Aspros, B., McKinlay, E., & Arcus, K. (2011). Adding value to stretched communities through nursing actions: The Wellington South Nursing Initiative. Contemporary Nurse, 40(1), 87-102. doi: 10.5172/conu.2011.40.1.87

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Stubbe, M., Todd, L., & Badenhorst, C. (2011). Patients' and health professionals' perceptions of teamwork in primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(2), 128-135.

McKinlay, E., & Davison, J. (2011). Supporting nurses to provide primary mental health care. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 17(8), 18-20.

McKinlay, E., Garrett, S., McBain, L., Dowell, T., Collings, S., & Stanley, J. (2011). New Zealand general practice nurses' roles in mental health care. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 225-233. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00859.x

Haydon-Clarke, J., McKinlay, E., & Moriarty, H. (2011). Health needs assessment and nurse-led health care services of a small island community: Methodology and results of a pilot study of the health status of residents of Stewart Island, New Zealand. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, 11(1). Retrieved from http://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php/RNO/article/view/11/9

McCullough, L., McKinlay, E., Barthow, C., Moss, C., & Wise, D. (2010). A model of treatment decision making when patients have advanced cancer: How do cancer treatment doctors and nurses contribute to the process? European Journal of Cancer Care, 19(4), 482-491. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01074.x

McKinlay, E., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2009). New Zealand men's health care: Are we meeting the needs of men in general practice? Journal of Primary Health Care, 1(4), 302-310.

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., & Dew, K. (2009). Primary health care in New Zealand: The impact of organisational factors on teamwork. British Journal of General Practice, 59(560), 191-197.

Barthow, C., Moss, C., McKinlay, E., McCullough, L., & Wise, D. (2009). To be involved or not: Factors that influence nurses' involvement in providing treatment decisional support in advanced cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(1), 22-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2008.09.004

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