Caz Hales

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Senior Lecturer School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

Courses

Teaching in 2020

Qualifications

PhD in Nursing
PG Diploma in Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) in Nursing Studies

Profile


Caz is a senior lecturer in nursing and the equity lead at the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice. She is a nurse with a background in critical care and acute care specialties and health service innovation and research. Caz has recently returned from the UK having been part of the Experimental Human Pneumococcal Challenge (EHPC) research team at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine working on the development of a new nasal vaccine for pneumonia. She is co-founder of bariatric management innovation which supports evidence based care and innovation for quality healthcare for patients living with extreme obesity. Caz was recently awarded the University Research Impact Award for her obesity service work which has delivered a proven contribution to health care practices.

Supervision interests

  • Service provision for people with extreme obesity
  • Weight stigma, bias and discrimination
  • Nursing and health service innovations
  • Critical care and medical emergency teams

Research interests

  • Health care practice and service provision for people with extreme obesity
  • Pneumococcal Human infection challenge models
  • Postgraduate nursing education

Current projects

  • ARC- Extreme: Older adults with extreme obesity in Aged Residential Care facilities (PI Caz Hales, VUW)
  • The Characterisation of people in New Zealand living with extreme obesity (PI Caz Hales, VUW)
  • Person-centred care and safety: A pre-test, post-test study of new graduate nurse understanding (PI Dr Jill Wilkinson, VUW)
  • Physiotherapy attitudes towards caring for clients with extreme obesity (PI Lesley Gray, University of Otago)
  • Manual handling: Training and experiences concerning large bodied people (Co-investigators Caz Hales, VUW; & Lesley Gray, University of Otago)
  • Experimental Human Pneumococcal Challenge (EHPC) studies: Research using the EHPC model to develop new vaccines for pneumonia prevention (Programme Lead Dr Daniela Ferreira; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)

Research Awards

2018 University Research Impact Award, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.

2017 Finalist, North West Coast, Research and Innovation Awards 2017, Delivering Research in Collaboration. Unique NHS and Global Academics Collaboration to Deliver Improved Pneumonia Vaccines. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust & Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Team Award), UK.

2016 Excellence in Research Award, Capital and Coast District Health Board -Celebrating our Success Awards, Wellington Regional Hospital, NZ.

Research Grants


2019 Hales, C., Rook, H., & Gray, L. To what extent are Aged Residential Care facilities in New Zealand resourced to care for older adults with extreme obesity, University Research Fund, VUW NZ $58,763.01.

2018 Hales, C. University Research Impact Award, VUW, NZ$10,000.2018 Hales, C. Gray, L., & McMahon, A. School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice, Research Fund, Manual handling: Training and experiences concerning large bodied people NZ $2,495.55.

2015 Hales, C. & Gray, L. University Research Fund, VUW, Research Establishment Grant. A qualitative study to explore the Impact of simulating extreme obesity on health care professionals’ attitudes and perceptions, NZ $9,217.

2015 Hales, C. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Large Research Grant, The language of obesity. NZD $4,0002013 Hales, C. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Small Research Grant, The experiences of patients weighing 180kgs or more admitted to a tertiary level hospital. NZD $1,430

Publications


Journal articles

  • Adler, H., Hales, C., Ferreira, D. M. (In Press). Pneumococcal colonisation in healthy adults in Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2010—2017. Emerging Infectious diseases.
  • Rylance, R., de Steenhuijsen-Piters, W., Bogaert, D., French, N.F, Ferreira, D., & EHPC-LAIV study group* (In Press). A Randomised Trial of Effect of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine on Pneumococcal Carriage. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine.
  • Jochems, S. P., Marcon, F., Carniel, B. F., Holloway, M., Mitsi, E., Smith, E., Hales, C., Ferreira, D. M. (2018). Inflammation induced by influenza virus impairs innate control of human pneumococcal carriage. Nature Immunology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41590-018-0231-y
  • Connor, V., German, E., Pojar, S., Mitsi, E., Hales, C., Nikolaou, E., Ferreira, D. M. (2018). Hands are vehicles for transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in novel controlled human infection study. European Respiratory Journal, 52(4), 1800599. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00599-2018
  • Hales, C., Gray, L., Russell, L., & MacDonald, C. (2018). A qualitative study to explore the impact of simulating extreme obesity on health care professionals’ attitudes and perceptions. Ostomy Wound Management, 64, (1), 18-26.
  • Hales, C., Curran, N., & de Vries, K. (2018). Morbidly obese patients’ experiences of mobility during hospitalisation and rehabilitation: A qualitative descriptive study. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand.
  • Walton, J., Lindsay, N., Hales, C., & Rook, H. (2018). Glimpses into the transition world: New graduate nurses' written reflections. Nurse Education Today, 60, 62-66. doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.09.022
  • Hales C., Coombs, M., & de Vries, K. (2018). The challenges in caring for morbidly obese patients in Intensive Care: A focused ethnographic study. Australian Critical Care, 31(1): 37-41doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2017.02.070
  • Hales, C., de Vries, K., & Coombs, C. (2016). Managing social awkwardness when caring for morbidly obese patients in intensive care: A focused ethnography. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 58, 82-89.

*EHPC-LAIV study group: Caz Hales was part of the large research team that conducted the clinical trial.

Thesis/Dissertation

  • Hales, C. (2015). Misfits: An ethnographic study of extremely fat patients in intensive care. Doctoral thesis. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Owen, C. (1999). An investigation of intensive care nurses’ attitudes towards the acceptance of their mortality and the willingness to donate their own organs (Unpublished Honours dissertation). University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK.

Conference Presentations (includes published abstracts)

  • Jochems, J., Nikolaou, E, Negera, S., Pojar, S., Lowe, C., Hales, C., Ferreira, D. (2018). Defining the very early dynamics of carriage acquisition or clearance following experimental human pneumococcal challenge. 11th International Symposium on pneumococci and pneumococcal diseases. 15th-19th April, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Connor, V., German, E., Robinson, R., Hales, C., Lowe, C., Zaidi, S., Ferreira, D. (2017). Picking up a bug by picking your nose. Hand to nose transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy participants – pilot study. British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting, QEII Centre Broad Sanctuary Westminster London. 6th-8th Dec 2017. Winter Meeting. Thorax, United Kingdom. 72 (Suppl 3): A147.2-A148.
  • Nikolaou, E., Jochems, S., Lowe, C., Mitsi, E., Solorzano-Gonzalez, C, Hales, C., Ferreira, D. (2017). The kinetics of pneumococcus clearance following controlled human nasal inoculation. 13th European Meeting on Molecular Biology of the Pneumococcus (EUROPNUEMO 2017). 27th-30th June, 2017, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Adler, H., German, E., Mitsi, E., Connor, V., Hales, C., Hill, H., Rylance, J. (2017). Experimental human pneumococcal colonisation in older people is feasible and safe. British Infection Association, 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, London, 24th-25th May.
  • Walton, J., Lindsay, N., Hales, C., & Rook, H. (2017). Reflecting on transition to practice: What new graduates write. Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2017 Conference (ANZAHPE), Adelaide, South Australia
  • Hales, C. (2017). Challenging bariatric care practices and fat stigma in the ICU Obesity Epidemic: Discussing the Global Health Crisis, Virtual Conference, 18th April 2017, 08.30-09.00hrs GMT
  • Hales, C. (2015). Facing the future: Challenging bariatric practices and fat stigma. Oral presentation, Renal Society of Australasia Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November.
  • Hales, C. (2015). Weighty issues: Challenging bariatric practices and fat stigma in ICU. Oral presentation, Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society Scientific Conference. Auckland convention centre, Auckland, New Zealand, October.
  • Hales, C., de Vries, K., & Coombs, M.A. (2014). Misfits: Extremely fat patients in intensive care. Oral presentation, Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines (CEAD), Waikato University, November.
  • Lindsay, L., Walton, J.A., Hales, C., & Rook, H. (2014). Care and compassion at the frontline: Student assignments as sites of research potential. Oral presentation, 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle, Australia, September.
  • Rook, H., Hales, C., Lindsay, N., & Walton, J. (2013). Restoring the professional and public image of nursing. Paper presented at the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Hales, C. (2012).The shifting boundaries of engagement when researching nursing colleagues within one’s own workplace. Conference Oral presentation, Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines, Waikato University, New Zealand.
  • Hales, C. (2010). Why ICU differently? Ethnography at home. The methodological concerns of observing colleagues in practice [Abstract]. Critical Care and Shock, 13 (1), p.27.

Reports

  • Nelson, K., Lindsay, N., Hales, C., & Walton, J. (2015). Annual evaluation of the course provided by Graduate School Nursing, Midwifery and Health (Year 2) as part of the Nurse Entry to Practice (NetP) programme. Evaluation report to the Directors of Nursing Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, and Whanganui District Health Boards. 7pp.
  • Nelson, K., deVries, K., Rook, H., Lindsay, N., Walton, J., & Hales, C. (2014). Annual evaluation of the course provided by Graduate School Nursing, Midwifery and Health (Year 1) as part of the Nurse Entry to Practice (NetP) programme. Evaluation report to the Directors of Nursing Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, and Whanganui District Health Boards. 18pp.

Courses

Teaching in 2020