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Megan Gibbons



Megan is a successful educator who won the Ako Aotearoa National Award in Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2016. Prior to her current role she was the Deputy Chief Executive for People and Performance. Megan has expertise in academic leadership, with strengths in curriculum development and leadership development. She completed the Educational Leadership Programme at Harvard University in 2019. She is a New Zealand Athletics coach, and well recognised within Otago Sport. She is a judge for the annual Otago Sports Awards.

Research Outputs

Journal Article

Eley, P; Middlemas, S; Gibbons, M (2017) The Springin2it Project 2010-2015. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Health & Wellbeing, Activity, 1. 142-148. www.thescopes.org

Emery, D.P., Milne, T., Gilchrist, C.A., Gibbons, M.(previously known as Merrilees,M.) , Robinson, E., Coster, G., Forrest, C.B., Harnden, A., Mant, D., & Grant C.C. (2015) The impact of primary care on emergency department presentation and hospital admission with pneumonia: a case-control study of preschool-aged children. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine (2015) 25, 14113; doi:10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.113; published online 5 February 2015.

Boland, R. & Gibbons, M. (2009) The cost of healthy eating for pregnant and breastfeeding women in Otago. NZ College of Midwives Journal, October 2009, Issue 41. 26-28.

Thesis – Masters/Doctoral

Gibbons M.J. (2013) The Nutritional Risk Factors for Pneumonia in Auckland Children aged 0-5 years, Doctoral thesis, University of Auckland. https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/20583

Conference Contribution - Other

Gibbons M.J. (2013) Fee for Service and Consulting: a good way to use your expertise, ITP Metro Technology Transfer Symposium Successful Partnerships, Wellington NZ July 16-17, 2013.

Gibbons M.J. (previously known as Merrilees,M.), Morland C. & Lubransky A. (2013) Dunedin City Spring in2it! A workplace-based health promotion programme. It starts with us: ma matau e timata. Agencies for Nutrition Action National Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Rotorua 8-9 May 2013. http://www.ana.org.nz/sites/default/files/Final%20Programme_0.pdf

Gibbons, MJ. Wall, CR. Grant, CC. (2011) Nutritional and environmental risk factors for young children in Auckland, New Zealand, developing community acquired pneumonia - a case-control study Joint Annual Scientic Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Nutrition Societies. Queenstown, New Zealand 29th November - 2nd December 2011

Gibbons M, Conner J, Buckingham T, Summerfield A, Morland C (2011) Spring in2 it! - A workplace wellness strategy 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Melbourne Australia 15-18 June 2011

Gibbons M, Wall C, Grant C (2011) Nutritional and Environmental Risk Factors for Young Children in Auckland, New Zealand, Developing Community-Acquired Pneumonia 2011 Primary Health Care Conference Brisbane, Australia 13-15 July 2011

Gibbons, M.J., Wall, C.R., Grant, C.C. (2009) The dietary patterns and intake of healthy New Zealand preschool children Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia (2009)33:83

Gibbons, M.J., Boland, R.M. (2009) The cost of healthy eating for pregnant and breastfeeding women in Otago, New Zealand. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia (2009) 33:106.

Boland, R. & Gibbons, M. (2009) The cost of healthy eating for pregnant and breastfeeding women in Otago, New Zealand. The Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand, 2009 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, Australia. 8-11 December.

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Gibbons, M.J. (2011) Spring in2 it! Leading by Example New Zealand Recreation Association National Conference. 16-18 November 2011, Dunedin.

Chapter in Book

Elias S, Gibbons M. (2010) Nutritional foundation for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2nd Edition Pairman S, Tracy S, Thorogood C, Pincombe J (Editors) Elsiever, Australia 415-430

Gibbons M, Patterson J (2010) Maintaining health and wellbeing in pregnancy. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth Davies L, Daellenbach R, Kensington M (editors) Reed, New Zealand 182-196

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