South Auckland Clinical Campus

Integrated Care Research Group – members


Professor Harry Rea, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPE

Department of Medicine, South Auckland Clinical Campus, The University of Auckland 
Respiratory Physician, Counties Manukau District Health Board

Harry Rea is Professor of Integrated Care and Medicine, based at the South Auckland Clinical Campus. His background is as a Respiratory physician and Clinical Researcher. His current research interest is in the development of programmes of care for those with long term conditions (including COPD), and in particular, the integration of primary and secondary care.


Associate Professor Tim Kenealy, MBChB, DipOst, PhD, FRNZCGP

Department of Medicine, South Auckland Clinical Campus, The University of Auckland

Tim Kenealy is Associate Professor of Integrated Care, based at the South Auckland Clinical Campus. He was a GP who has worked in South Auckland for over 25 years. His academic interests were triggered by seeing a great many people with inadequately managed and controlled diabetes. His research interest continues in diabetes and also in upper respiratory tract infections, and addressing chronic disease management using a multi-method research approach.


Professor Nicolette Sheridan, PhD, MPH, DipOHP, DipTT, RN

School of Nursing, Massey University

Dr Sheridan's research focuses on nursing workforce, health equity, consumers experiences and long-term condition management. Recent research includes: a study commissioned by Government investigating the nursing workforce to determine the impact of 2001 primary health care policy; tracking the communication in primary care of people diagnosed with diabetes; understanding the health care experiences of Mäori and Pacific older adults with long-term conditions, the influence of social and economic determinants on population health, and health equity in New Zealand district health boards. She has chaired: Health Research Council assessing panels for Pacific Improving Health Outcomes (2011) and the Christchurch Earthquake Research Partnership (2001), the Ministry of Health Expert Advisory Group on Primary Health Care Nursing (2008-09), and is the New Zealand Qualifications Authority academic monitor of the traditional Bachelors of Health Science (Mäori Nursing) programme, 'Te Ohanga Mataora Paetahi' taught Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiärangi (2008-11). Dr Sheridan is Ngäpuhi descent.


Professor Matthew Parsons, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, RN

Professor of Gerontology Nursing, Joint appointment between the University of Auckland and Waikato District Health Board

Professor Parsons holds a PhD and Masters in Gerontology from the University of London and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Human Biology from London's Kings College.  He is a trained nurse and has held various positions in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland since 2000. He established a gerontology research unit at the School of Nursing, and led or participated in numerous national strategy development groups, including the Health of Older Person Strategy and the Specialist Health Services for Older People framework.