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Dr Daryle Deering, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to nursing, particularly mental health and addiction

Dr Daryle Deering, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to nursing, particularly mental health and addiction

Dr Daryle Deering is a registered nurse whose career in mental health and addiction nursing spans close to 50 years. Her PhD focused on methadone treatment in New Zealand.

She was a founding faculty member of the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, where she advocated for effective provision of methadone maintenance treatment in New Zealand.

She was the Director of Mental Health Nursing for the Canterbury District Health Board. She volunteered as President of Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses.

She has been a member of multiple health working groups and advisory groups. She led a national nursing reference group that developed the New Zealand Addiction Specialty Nursing Competency Framework. Dr Deering is a Life Member of Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia.

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