Dr Melissa Carey
|Position||Senior Lecturer (Nursing)|
|Section||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Qualifications||BNurs Western Sydney , GCertAdvNurs(AC) Coll Nursing , MNurs USQ , MAdvancedPrac Griffith , PhD QUT|
Maori (non accredited translator)
Fields of Research (FoR)
Studies of Maori Society
Maori health and well-being
Cultural Safety and Nursing
Aged , Palliative and End of Life Care Research
International Association for Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines
Australian College of Nursing
HRC Maori Health Research Fellow University of Auckland
Queensland Maori Society
USQ Research affiliations
Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)
Currently teaching courses/programs
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health
HEA8303 Community Development and Health
Research most recent
Carey, Melissa (2018) Pushing back against competencies in nursing curriculum design. In: 7th International Nurse Education Conference: Research, Scholarship and Evaluation: Ensuring Nursing Leadership in Education Practice and Healthcare, 6-9 May 2018, Banff, Canada. Item availability may be restricted.
Carey, Melissa (2018) The transformative process of Indigenous autoethnography: (re)connecting with Kaupapa Maori [Online case study]. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781526439994 Item availability may be restricted.
Carter, Jennifer and Carey, Melissa (2018) Reawakening spiritual roots in nursing practice: sacred places and sacred spaces. In: Southern hemisphere ethnographies of space, place and time. Peter Lang, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 103-118. ISBN 978-1-78707-904-5 Item availability may be restricted.
Research most notable
Emmanuel, E., Collins, D., & Carey, M. (2010). My face, a window to communication: Using creative design in learning. Nurse Education Today, 30(8), 720-725. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.01.011
Publications in ePrints
Best, Odette and Carey, Melissa and Rigg, Elizabeth (2019) A mixed method case study: the preparedness of a school of nursing and midwifery in teaching mandated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in undergraduate nursing curriculum. In: National Nursing Forum 2019: Nursing Now - Power of Policy , 21-23 Aug 2019, Hobart, Tasmania.
Carey, Melissa and Ashe, Taigan (2019) Capturing smoke: exploring literature on end-of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In: AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 2019, 1-3 July 2019, Brisbane, Australia.
Neville, Christine and Beccaria, Lisa and Carey, Melissa (2019) Withdrawal versus continuation of long-term antipsychotic drug use for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing . ISSN 0161-2840
Carey, Melissa (2018) Pushing back against competencies in nursing curriculum design. In: 7th International Nurse Education Conference: Research, Scholarship and Evaluation: Ensuring Nursing Leadership in Education Practice and Healthcare, 6-9 May 2018, Banff, Canada.
Carter, Jennifer and Carey, Melissa (2018) Reawakening spiritual roots in nursing practice: sacred places and sacred spaces. In: Southern hemisphere ethnographies of space, place and time. Peter Lang, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 103-118. ISBN 978-1-78707-904-5
Approved research supervisor in the area of:
Studies of Maori Society
Dr Melissa Carey is Registered Nurse who descends from Ng¿ti Raukawa Iwi. Melissa has worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years practising within the acute clinical setting in regional and rural Australia. Since 2006 Melissa has been employed within the tertiary education sector where she has developed and delivered various nursing education programmes for undergraduate and post graduate students. Completing a PhD in 2016 at Queensland University of Technology, Melissa is an emerging health researcher with experience in Ethnographic, Auto-ethnographic and Kaupapa M¿ori research methodologies. Her research areas include Indigenous knowledge and research, creativity and health education, cultural recovery and healing, cultural safety, cultural needs at end of life and healthy ageing for M¿ori. Melissa co-leads the Australia and New Zealand Aged, Palliative and End of Life Care research team within the Institute for Resilient Regions, Centre for Health Research and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2020 Melissa commenced a Postdoctoral M¿ori Career Development Fellowship funded by the Health Research Council New Zealand and the University of Auckland within the School of Nursing. The focus of this research is to develop and pilot a compassionate community toolkit for healthy ageing and end of life care for M¿ori people in South Auckland.