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Jeannine Stairmand imageSenior Lecturer / Research Fellow

Teaches PUBH743 Health Promotion Programme Planning and Evaluation

Contact details

Tel +64 4 385 5541 ext 5793
Fax +64 4 389 5319

Research interests and activities

Jeannine Stairmand (Ngati Porou) is a Research Fellow in the Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) research group, working on the C3 Qualitative Study: Cancer care journeys and clinical decision making, of which Professor Louise Signal is the Principal Investigator. Jeannine, is a nurse with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health who has worked in the Māori and public health fields for the past 20 years. Her interest in cancer stems from her work in Māori health, public health and health promotion, particularly breast and cervical screening.

Jeannine's research interests include Māori health, cancer and health promotion and prevention. Jeannine undertakes community service activities and is a ministerial appointment to the National Kaitiaki Group. She is also the co-convenor and lecturer of the Certificate in Health Promotion, Department of Public Health.


Buckthought, L., Stairmand, J., & Garland, R. (2024). Mā te Whakarongo: A qualitative study exploring the impact of middle ear disease on New Zealand Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1588), 57-66. Retrieved from

Hilder, J., McBain, L., Stubbe, M., Stairmand, J., Morris, C., & Dunlop, A. (2023). We need to talk about polypharmacy: A qualitative study of medication reviews with older adults. Proceedings of the New Zealand Primary Health Care, General Practice & Rural Health Research Symposium. (pp. 9). Retrieved from

Signal, V., Jones, R., Davies, C., Stairmand, J., Smith, M., Adler, J., & Gurney, J. K. (2023). It’s more than just physical: Experiences of pain and pain management among Māori with cancer and their whanau. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 18(1). doi: 10.32799/ijih.v18i1.39255

Jones, R. M., Signal, V., Smith, M., Stairmand, J., Davies, C., & Gurney, J. (2023). Palliative care and quality of life needs and outcomes for Māori with cancer: What do we know? AlterNative. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/11771801231163919

Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Stanley, J., Campbell, I., Krebs, J., Meredith, I., Koea, J., Teng, A., Sika-Paotonu, D., Stairmand, J., & Gurney, J. (2023). Impact of diabetes on surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10549-023-06915-1

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