Dr Pauline Dickinson, MEd, PhD, TTC, DipPH.

Pauline is an evaluator and researcher. She leads the evaluation team and has responsibilities for planning and conducting evaluation and research across a range of sectors and settings. She leads the content, design and delivery of national evaluation training for public and community health workers funded by the Ministry of Health. Her particular research interest is mental health and wellbeing. Recent projects have included researching the needs of women with endometriosis, a  process and outcome evaluation of the wellbeing in schools initiative in Hawkes Bay and mental health promotion and service needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.


selected journal articles

Dickinson, P., & Adams, J. (2014). Resiliency and mental health and wellbeing among lesbian, gay and bisexual people. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, doi:10.1080/14623730.2014.903621. A340

Adams, J., Neville, S., & Dickinson, P. (2013). Evaluation of Bro Online: An Internet-based HIV prevention initiative for gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51(5), 239-247. doi: 10.1080/14635240.2012.702502. A312

Dickinson, P., & Adams, J. (2012). Building Evaluation Capability in the Public Health Workforce: Do Workshops Work and What Else is Needed? Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 12(2), 28-39. A329

Adams, J., Dickinson, P. and Asiasiga, L. (2013) Mental health promotion for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex New Zealanders. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(2), 105-113. A324

Dickinson, P., Adams. J. (2012) Building evaluation capability in the public health workforce: Do workshops work and what else is needed? Australasian Evaluation Journal, 12(2), 28-39.

Dickinson, P., & Asiasiga, L. (2011). Helping Children Hear: Teachers’ Experiences of Using Soundfield Amplification Systems. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 8(2), 189-207. A292

Adams, J. and Dickinson, P. (2010). Evaluation training to build capacity in the community and public health workforce. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(3). 421-433. [Abstract] A261

Dickinson, P., & Joe, T. (2010). Strengthening young mothers: A qualitative evaluation of a pilot support group programme. Youth Studies Australia, 29(1), 35-44.

Dickinson, P., Neilson, G., & Agee, M. (2004). The sustainability of mentally health schools initiatives: Insights from the experiences of a co-educational secondary schools in Aotearoa/New Zealand. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 6(2), 34-39.

Dickinson, P., Coggan, C., & Bennett, S. (2003). TRAVELLERS: a school-based early intervention programme helping young people manage and process change, loss and transition. Pilot phase findings. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 37(3), 299-306.