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Dr Phoebe Elers PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Dr Phoebe Elers is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE). She was a recipient of the Auckland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship and received a PhD (Communication) in 2018. Her doctoral research critically examined a digital communication technology used in primary healthcare. During her doctoral study she was employed as a researcher at Massey University for a project funded by the Health Research Council which studied and developed information and communication technologies. Prior to commencing her doctorate, she was a manager in the healthcare sector. 

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Auckland University of Technology (2018)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Health communication
  • Digital inequalities
  • Critical and cultural studies
  • Social change communication
  • Māori health

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Elers, P. (2019). Targeting the Healthcare Practice: The Promotion of Patient Portals in New Zealand. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal. Retrieved from https://www.pria.com.au/pria-newsroom/asia-pacific-public-relations-journal/apprj-volumes/volume-20/
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, P.
Elers, P., & Nelson, F. (2018). Improving healthcare through digital connection? Findings from a qualitative study about patient portals in New Zealand. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 24(5), 404-408
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, P.
Elers, S., & Elers, P. (2018). Tāme Iti and Twitter: A voice from prison. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources. 169(1), 74-83 Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1329878X18803380
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, S., Elers, P.
Elers, P., Hunter, I., Whiddett, D., Lockhart, C., Guesgen, H., & Singh, A. (2018). User requirements for technology to assist aging in place: Qualitative study of older people and their informal support networks. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 6(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Elers, P., Nelson, F., & Nairn, A. (2017). Patient portal advertisements: A discourse analysis.. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 14(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, P.
Elers, S., & Elers, P. (2017). Myth, Māori and two cartoons: A semiotic analysis. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. 14(2/3), 42-51
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, S., Elers, P.
Elers, P. (2014). Māori health: Issues relating to health care services.. Te Kaharoa. 7(1) Retrieved from http://www.tekaharoa.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, P.
Elers, S., & Elers, P. (2013). He aha tēnei? A content analysis of Māori representation on the New Zealand Police homepage. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research. 5(2), 29-31 Retrieved from http://www.aipol.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Elers, S., Elers, P.

Conference

Whiddett, R., Hunter, I., Guesgen, H., Elers, P., Lockhart, C., & Singh, A. (2018). Supporting Older Adults To Age In Place Using Technology: An Exploration Of The Perspective Of Informal Support Networks. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Congress of Applied Psychology. Montreal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Hunter, I., Whiddett, R., Elers, P., Lockhart, C., Guesgen, H., & singh, A. (2018). Home is where the health is: Findings from the prototyping of a system that connects older adults to their support networks to assist ageing in place. In https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.hinz.org.nz/resource/resmgr/conference_2018/HiNZ18_proceedings_19.12.19.pdf, Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) Annual Conference 2018: HINZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Singh, A., Guesgen, H., Whiddett, R., Hunter, I., Elers, P., & Lockhart, C. (2018). Intelligent digital environment to assist elderly people: System design and evaluation. In 2018 HINZ Conference Proceedings, Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) Annual Conference 2018: HINZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Elers, S., & Elers, P.Being 'Tiriti-led': What does it mean for journalism education?. . Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, S., Elers, P.
Guesgen, HW., Whiddett, D., Hunter, I., Elers, P., Lockhart, C., Singh, A., . . . Marsland, S.(2018). Using spatio-temporal anomalies to detect abnormal behaviour in smart homes. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 31st International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2018
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Elers, S., & Elers, P.#Activism: An analysis of a Māori activist’s Twitter messages from prison.. . University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, S., Elers, P.
Elers, P., Whiddett, R., Hunter, I., Lockhart, C., & Guesgen, H.Supporting older adults to age in place using technology: The shifting boundaries between formal and informal support groups.. . Rotorua, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Hunter, IM., Lockhart, C., Elers, P., Whiddett, R., & Guesgen, H. (2018). Intelligent Digital Environment for Wellbeing and Health. In A. Gundlapalli, M. Jaulent, & D. Zhao (Eds.) Studies in health technology and informatics. Vol. 245 (pp. 1229 - 1229). Amsterdam: Medinfo 2017
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Whiddett, RJ., Hunter, I., Elers, P., Lockhart, C., & Guesgen, H. (2017). Using technology to support older adults to age in place: An exploration of stakeholder attitudes to sharing information. 31st Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM2017). (pp. 1 - 8). : 31st Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM2017)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Whiddett, RJ., Hunter, I., Lockhart, C., Elers, P., & Guesgen, H. (2017). Enhancing the independence of older adults with social media and smart home technologies. , 31st Conference of hte European Health Psychology Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Elers, P., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Whiddett, R.
Elers, S., & Elers, P.E-indigenous: Towards a theory of modern communication practices with Māori.. . Fukuoka, Japan.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, S., Elers, P.
Elers, P.Perspectives of patient portals: Insights from New Zealand doctors.. . Fukuoka, Japan.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, P.
Elers, P.Online news representations of New Zealand e-health strategies.. . Auckland University of Technology
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, P.
Elers, P.e-Health for Māori health? An exploration of the digitisation of healthcare communications and its implications for Māori.. . Massey University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Elers, P.

Media and Links

Media

  • 06 Jun 2018 - Magazine, Online
    How to tackle the patient portal question.
    NZ Doctor Magazine

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