Dr Donna Smith
Donna is the Programme Manager of Years 1 & 2 of the Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage (BTSM), the NZ Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage Level 5 and the NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage Level 6. Donna completed the Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage in 2004, a Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching and her PhD.
Her PhD research focused on the Perceptions, benefits and barriers to degree-based education for massage therapy. Current research has focused on degree-based education for the practice and growth of massage therapy in New Zealand, cultural safety in massage therapy, the delivery of online blended teaching and learning and navigating biculturalism within an educational organisation. She also co-leads the New Zealand Massage Therapy Research Centre.