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Research from Crabtree, Ian

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Ian Crabtree


Ian is the Head of School and has been in post since November 2016. Ian is a UK trained nurse in both adult and children's nursing. He has spent the last 30 years predominantly working in the field of paediatrics within the NHS and his last two clinical posts were Head of Nursing at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and latterly Leeds Children's Hospital. Ian has worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer/Practitioner at a number of Higher Education Institutions - University of Central Lancashire, University of Salford and University of Manchester where he undertook his MSc in Clinical Nursing graduating in 2005. He latterly before moving to New Zealand contributed to Child Health Nursing at the University of Leeds whilst working at Leeds Children's Hospital. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2015 Ian facilitated a Leadership and Management Course for Qualified Thai Nurses here at Otago Polytechnic and before taking up his current position was Service Manager at SDHB within the Adult Surgery Directorate.

Research Outputs

Crabtree, I., Owen, S., Shaw, J. & West, R. (2018) What are the main challenges you see as educators in meeting the learning needs of diverse students or staff, and what can we do to support learners for practice, now and in the future? Panel discussion at the 17th National Nurse Education Conference, May, Melbourne. Panel discussion was for 50 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A.

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