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Dr Mandie Foster


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3465, Mobile: 0449991360, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.421
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3465
Mobile: 0449991360
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.421  


Mandie is a lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • Unit Coordinator for Child and Adolescent NCS3101
  • Unit Coordinator for Graduate Certificate in Children and Young People’s Nursing NNT5100, NNT5101, NNT5102.


  • 2014 – Present, Editorial Board, Praxis Journal New Zealand
  • 2014 – 2015, Professional Practice Fellow, Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2014 – 2015, Management Board, Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Journal
  • 2014 – 2015, Marker Postgraduate Course (Research Units), School of Nursing, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 2014 – 2015, Reviewer, (Child Health Courses), School of Nursing, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • 2013 – 2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2011 – 2012, Reader Writer Postgraduate Students, University of Otago, Dunedin
  • 2010 – Present, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Nursing; Journal of Child Health Care; Child: Care, Health and Development; Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing
  • 1990- 2015, Senior Registered Comprehensive Nurse – Canterbury District Health Board, Cardiothoracic, Surgical, Medical, Paediatrics, Critical Care, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2005 – 2006, Academic Editor, Asian Journal of Nursing.

Professional Memberships

  • Telethon Kids Institute
  • ACCYPN: Australian College of Children and Young People’s Nursing
  • AHPRA: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • IFNA: International Family Nursing Association
  • NZNC and NZNO: New Zealand Nursing Council, New Zealand Nursing Organisation
  • CCYN: New Zealand College of Child and Youth Nurses
  • UOC: University of Otago, Christchurch, Alumini and Friends

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015: New Zealand Government, Lotteries Health Postdoctoral Research Scholarship
  • 2013: University of Otago, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Scholarship
  • 2011: University of Otago Three minute thesis competition, second place
  • 2011: University of Otago PhD Scholarship
  • 2010: Master of Health Sciences to PhD of Health Sciences Upgrade

Research Areas and Interests

  • Systematic Literature Reviews
  • Psychometeics and Translational Research
  • Family and Child Centred Care


  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Zealand, 2013.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Arabiat, D., Foster, M., (2017), Singing as an adjunct therapy for children and adultswith cystic fibrosis. Internationl Journal of Nursing Studies, n/a(n/a), 1-6, United Kingdom, ELSEVIER, DOI:
  • Matar, E., Arabiat, D., Foster, M., (2016), Oral glucose efficacy on neonate?s pain responses at the NICU: A quasi experimental trial of two clinical procedures. Applied Nursing Research, 32(2016), 36-40, W.B. Saunders, DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.04.002.
  • Foster, M., Whitehead, L., Maybee, P., (2016), The Parents, Hospitalized Child's, and Health Care Providers' Perceptions and Experiences of Family-Centred Care Within a Pediatric Critical Care Setting: A Synthesis of Quantitative Research. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(1), 6-73, SAGE, DOI: 10.1177/1074840715618193.
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