Honorary Professor

School of Health Sciences - Division of Nursing

In September 2015, Dr. Stephen Buetow was appointed an Honorary Professor at QMU for three years. He will work with Professor Brendan McCormack and his team to help develop a professional doctoral program that includes a person-centred health care pathway. Stephen will contribute expertise in this area from his background in the social sciences and medical humanities. He is currently writing a book entitled, Person-centred Health Care: Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients. It advocates for moving from a duty-based patient-centred health care toward a person-centred health care as a value-focused ethic of virtue for clinicians and patients as moral equals. Routledge is expected to publish the book in mid-2016.

Stephen contributes to international networks in person-centred health care. He is an Associate Editor of both the European Journal for Person-Centered Healthcare and the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, and a member of the Council of the European Society for Person-Centered Healthcare as well as Chair of its Special Interest Group on Research. He is also a former Associate Editor of the International Journal for Person-Centered Medicine. Stephen performs these roles from New Zealand’s University of Auckland where he is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care. He has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the United Kingdom’s National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, and holds a Ph.D. in Demography from the Australian National University. He has published two books and some 150 peer-reviewed Journal papers.

Stephen directs a core, postgraduate research methods course, has supervised nine PhD students to successful completion, has directed a Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours program and, outside the University, has served in leadership roles for New Zealand’s largest funder of health care research.