Emeritus Professor Marion Jones (AIPPEN) appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Emeritus Professor and AIPPEN Interprofessional.Global Representative Marion Jones appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2024 New Year Honours for services to education

The New Zealand Order of Merit was instituted by Royal Warrant dated 30 May 1996. The Order is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and the nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions, or other merits”.

Official Proclamation from the New Zealand Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet website:

To be an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

JONES, Emeritus Professor Edith Marion (Marion)
For services to education

Emeritus Professor Marion Jones has contributed to education in New Zealand and internationally for 40 years.

Professor Jones was the Associate Dean, Postgraduate of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Studies, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) between 2001 and 2011, where she implemented the Master of Health Science across multiple majors and the Doctor of Health Science to all registered health professionals. She previously helped implement the new AUT Bachelor of Health Science and the integration of disciplines to better equip those undertaking the degree. She was Dean of the Graduate Research School at AUT between 2011 and 2020, serving as the establishment lead overseeing masters and doctoral programmes. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of AUT’s Higher Doctorate programme and has audited and reviewed for several educational institutions. She was instrumental in the establishment of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) in 2009 and has served as Director since. Through IPECP she has collaborated with international professionals, educators, researchers and practitioners and has been a founding member and New Zealand representative of Interprofessional Global since 2018. Professor Jones has been a global contributor to the development of interprofessional education, as an author, keynote speaker and member of the steering committee that established the International Federation of Perioperative Nursing.

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