Ellaine Ete-Rasch is a recipient of a Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship from the Health Research Council to complete her PhD in Nursing at Victoria.
“A PhD in Nursing is an opportunity to impact positively the health care of Pacific children, families and communities.”
A recent recipient of a Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Ellaine is drawing upon her previous study to further her research on the health of Pacific children.
Ellaine has an extensive background in child health and primary health care nursing.
“Achieving higher quality and more equitable health care for Pacific children are challenges to the New Zealand health care system. This programme has enabled me to develop the research knowledge and skills needed to further explore this phenomenon and, hopefully, influence health outcomes for Pacific children.”
Victoria’s top ranking reputation for research and the dedicated staff made this the best place for Ellaine to engage in further postgraduate studies.
“The Graduate School staff are dedicated, friendly, supportive and approachable. The positive environment is conducive to my learning, enhances my performance and has eased my transition into the challenging and stimulating PhD journey.”