Dean Whitehead has been at Massey University, in New Zealand, having emigrated from the UK in 2004. He is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Services. Prior to this, he held the same position with a similar role at the University of Plymouth, UK. He sits on several international Executive Editorial/Advisory Journal Boards, including the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education Today, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, and Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. He also has extensive experience of reviewing and advising for over 20 journal review panels—involving a number of prominent international nursing journals—but also including leading generic journals in his area of expertise—including Health Promotion International, Health Education, Health Education Research, Global Health Promotion, Health Policy, and Preventative Medicine. Moreover, he is a prolific researcher and a publisher where the main focus lies with his research interests in health promotion and health education theory and practice, health policy, public health, and primary health care. He has over 100 theoretical/research publications in these fields and received the Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award for Excellence 2006 for his work in this area. In addition, he has coauthored a major Australasian research text as well as compiled a major health promotion book for health professionals—published in 2010. His current national research focus lies with several New Zealand-based health promotion projects that are investigating the assessment of both childhood nutrition and bullying issues, as they relate to the World Health Organization’s Health-Promoting Schools network. Several national and international Health-Promoting Hospitals projects are also on-going. His Ph.D. thesis was on epistemology of health promotion as it related to clinical theory, policy, and practice issues.
Biography Updated on 5 November 2010