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Research from Ross, Jean

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Jean Ross



Jean is a Principal Lecturer and has been working at Otago Polytechnic since 2003. She is a Registered Nurse, holds a BN and a Master of Arts, and completed her Doctorate in 2017.

From 1994-2003, she was co-director of the National Centre for Rural Health and instrumental in the development of interdisciplinary postgraduate nursing education. In 2008, she received the Rural General Practice Network Peter Snow Memorial Award in recognition of her national contribution to rural health care.

Research Outputs

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Crawley, J. & Ross, J. (2019) Highs and Lows: navigating a rural maze of narrative inquiry. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC) 2019 Navigating the future of nursing together through education and practice, 18 November 2019, Dunedin.

Ross, J. & Mahoney, L., & Crawley, J. (2019) Nurse learners’ educational interaction with communities have proven to impact positively on the sustainability of local health care outcomes: A study set in New Zealand. A study set in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London, UK. August 27-30 2019.

Ross, J., Collins, E., & Crawley, J. (2019) Sustainable practice: An emerging educational model set in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London, UK

Ross, J, (2019) ‘Place’ originally defined by John Agnew as a ‘place framework’ has been adapted to inform the sustainability content of the undergraduate nursing degree: A study situated in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London, UK. August 27-30 2019.

Crawley, J. & Ross, J. (2019) Building caring nursing students through client narrative. Storytelling for Health International Conference: Patient Stories. June 27-29th 2019. Swansea, Wales, Great Britain.

Ross, J. (2018) Conceptualising ‘place’ and its relationship with health care professionals' 2018 National Rural Health Conference being held at the Pullman Auckland, 5 - 8 April 2018.

Conference Contribution - Other

Ross, J. & Crawley, J. (2019) Pioneers: Nurses Responding to the Changing Health Care Context. NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference 2019, Blenheim.


Ross, J & Synder, A. (2019) Global Rural Nursing Student Exchange: Fostering Worldview Intelligence towards Solution- focused on community wellbeing. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC), 18-19 November, Dunedin,

Ross, J., & Crawley, J. (2018) Appreciating rural nurses’ contribution to the delivery of health care through narrative inquiry and photo images: A study situated in New Zealand. 2018 International Rural Nursing Conference: Advancing Rural Health through our REACH: Research, Empowerment, Academics, Clinical Practice and Health Promotion July 23-26, 2018 | Nashville Airport Marriott | Nashville, Tennessee.

Ross, J. & Mahoney, L. (2017) Educational experiences of student nurses ability to reduce health disparities. Poster presented at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Conference March 2017 in Wellington.

Journal Article

Ross, J. (2018) The Development of a Transformational Model: A Learner-centered Approach to Enhance Nursing Competence Scope Contemporary Research Topics (Learning and Teaching), 6.

Ross, J. (2017) Editorial: Uniqueness of place as defined by its interactions. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Health & Wellbeing, 2 Place ISSN (hardcopy) 2537-8872: ISSN (online) 2537-8880

Edited Book/Special Edition

Ross, J. & Crawley, J. (2018) Stories of Nursing in Rural Aotearoa: A landscape of care. New Zealand by Rural Health Opportunities, ISBN 978-0-473-46536-0.

Oral Presentation

Ross, J. (2017) Rural Health, Education and Research – Building Capacity Together. Oral presentation at the School of Midwifery Research Seminar.


Ross, J. (2017) A study to reveal student nurses' perceptions of clinical rural placements. New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Newsletter.

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