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

Professional Memberships

  • Telethon Kids Institute
  • ACCYPN: Australian College of Children andYoung People’s Nursing
  • AHPRA: Australian Health PractitionerRegulation Agency
  • IFNA: International Family NursingAssociation
  • NZNC and NZNO: New Zealand Nursing Council,NewZealand Nursing Organisation
  • CCYN:New Zealand College of Child and Youth Nurses
  • UOC: University of Otago, Christchurch, Aluminiand Friends

Awardsand Recognition

  • 2015: New Zealand Government, LotteriesHealth Postdoctoral Research Scholarship
  • 2013: University of Otago, PostdoctoralResearch Fellow Scholarship
  • 2011: University of Otago Three minutethesis 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., (2018), Singing as an adjunct therapy for children and adultswith cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, n/a(n/a), 1-6, United Kingdom, ELSEVIER, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.09.007.
  • Foster, M., Whitehead, L., (2017), Family centred care in the paediatric high dependency unit: Parents' and staff's perceptions. Contemporary Nurse, 53(4), 489-502, Taylor and Francis Online, DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2017.1410067.
  • Foster, M., Whitehead, L., (2017), Parent and staff perceptions of parental needs during a child's hospital admission to a paediatric high-dependency unit: A New Zealand study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 53(12), 1167-1175, Milton QLD, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1111/jpc.13645.
  • 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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