Dr. Fran Richardson

RN, MA, GradDipTertiaryED (ESOL), PhD


Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Cultural safety in nursing and health services.
  • Primary health care, Health  promotion, Community development.
  • Mental health
  • Forensic nursing
  • Leadership in health

Research Interests:

  • Cultural safety
  • Women’s health
  • Research methodologies


  • Darwin Project

Recently Completed

McEldowney, R., Richardson, F., Turia, D. Laracy, K., Scott, W. & MacDonald, S  2010, Opening our eyes. Shifting our thinking : The process of teaching –learning about reflection in cultural safety education and practice. Victoria University Press: Wellington.

A research project exploring the role of reflection in education and practice. A collaborative study between Victoria University of Wellington and Whitireia Community Polytechnic.

Professional Memberships and Awards

  • Fellow- College of Nurses Aotearoa


Refereed Journal Articles

Richardson, F 2013,  ‘Cultural Safety 20 Years on Time to Celebrate or Commiserate?’, Whitireia Nursing Journal, vol 19, 5-8.

2012: Editorial: Making a world of difference, Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand, May.

Richardson, F & MacGibbon, L 2010,  Cultural safety: Nurses’ account of negotiating the order of things. New Zealand Women’s Studies Journal, vol,24 no.2, 54-65.

Conference Presentations

Richardson, F. (2013) Cultural safety in nursing education and practice in Aoteroa New Zealand: Building culturally competent health care settings-Challenges and opportunities. Paper presented  at the European Transcultural Nurses Association Conference, Hagoshrim, Israel, 24th – 26th June.

Kelly, S. ,Richardson, F. (2013) Working the gap: Negotiating ‘private troubles’ and ‘public issues’. Paper presented at the diversity in Organisations Conference, Darwin NT, July.

Richardson, F. (2013) Cultural safety in cancer nursing, haematology and oncology care. Paper presented at the Cancer Nurses Section-Haematology and oncology Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand,  March 2013.


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Address : School of Health
                   Charles Darwin University
                   Darwin NT 0909
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