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Kathryn Adams Curriculum Vitae




PhD Nursing

Victoria University of Wellington


Master of Arts (Social Science)

Massey University, Palmerston North



Bachelor of Arts (Social Science)

Massey University, Palmerston North



Basic TeacherŐs Certificate

University of Waikato, Hamilton







Registered General & Obstetric Nurse

Waikato Hospital Board, Rotorua

Vaccinator Training Certificate

Ministry of Health, Wellington NZ

Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Hutt Valley DHB, Hutt Hospital


July 2015 - Current

2014 - Current


2002 – 2014:


2010 – 2013


2012 – present:


February 2013 – May 2014


 2003 - 2014

Registered Nurse, Student Health Centre.  Massey University, Wellington


School Nurse Vaccinator (Casual) Hutt Valley DHB, Regional Public Health


Research Associate, Orthopaedic and Gastroenterology, Capital & Coast DHB.  Contract position from 2011.


ASTRA Healthcare, surgical nursing, casual.



Educator: Care-Metric Quality Health Care Consultancy


Influenza Vaccinator: Maxwell Health (Three month contract: 2013 and 2014)

Occupational Health Vaccinations in the greater Wellington area.


Orthopaedic Research Nurse

Capital & Coast District Health Board  From 2003 I managed and coordinated research projects in hip and knee arthroplasty.   

2003 – 2014

Gastroenterology Research Nurse

Capital & Coast District Health Board

From 2003 I managed and coordinated clinical trials in Hepatitis B and Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome.  I also maintained my gastroenterology nursing skills through casual work, as needed, one to two days a fortnight.


Mar 2001 – Mar 2009


Registered Nurse Bowen Hospital


RN duties in Surgical and Gastroenterology Services

1995 - 2000

Education Officer

Nursing Council of NZ

Responsible for providing support and advice to undergraduate nursing courses in tertiary education sector.


Nurse Educator/Lecturer, Casual - RN to BN course

Whitireia Polytechnic


1984 - 1995


Nurse Educator/Lecturer

Waiariki Polytechnic, Hawkes Bay Polytechnic, Manawatu Polytechnic, Northland Polytechnic


Comprehensive Nursing education in NZ.


1979 – 1984 

Nurse Educator

Rotorua Hospital School of Nursing


1973 –1979


Registered Nurse

Rotorua Hospital

General/Medical/Surgical CCU/ICU

Including two years as:

District Nurse



Professional Memberships

College of Nurses Aotearoa New Zealand

Member NZ Nurses Organisation




I have written a book...


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