Dr Shona Thompson

Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow


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Since 2008 I have taught in the Master of Nursing programme on the basis of my expertise in qualitative research methods and my experience supervising graduate students. Since then my research has focused on nursing practice and the assessment of health care and related programmes. This has resulted in a number of publications relevant to New Zealand and international nursing.  I also lead research teams across health and social sciences.

However, for three decades my research involved sociological analyses of sport, with an emphasis on concern for girls and women. My work has focused on the experiences of New Zealand and Australian women; those engaged in sport themselves and those who through their family relationships facilitate the sport of others. This focus resulted in a solo-authored book published by State University of New York Press and which received international acclaim for being unique in its application of a feminist sociological analysis of the contribution of women’s domestic labour to globalised sport.

See for example:

Hedley, C., Thompson, S., Morris Matthews, K., Pentecost, M., Wivell, J., Stockdale- Frost, A., & Morris, H. (2012). The B4 School Check behaviour measures: Findings from the Hawke’s Bay evaluation. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 28(3), 13-28.

Research outputs

Research outputs 2017

Research outputs 2016

Research outputs 2015

Research outputs 2014

Research outputs 2013

Research outputs 2012