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Dr Melissa Carey

Dr Melissa Carey
Name Melissa Carey
Position Senior Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Location Ipswich Campus
Email
Qualifications BNurs Western Sydney , GCertAdvNurs(AC) Coll Nursing , MNurs USQ , MAdvancedPrac Griffith , PhD QUT
Languages Maori (non accredited translator)

Dr Melissa Carey is Registered Nurse who descends from Ngati 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 Maori 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 Maori. 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 Maori 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 Maori people in South Auckland.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Maori Health ( 111713 )
  • Public Health and Health Services ( 111700 )
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) ( 111002 )
  • Preventative Health Care ( 420605 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Te Hauora Me Te Oranga O Te Maori (Maori Health And Wellbeing) ( 451000 )

Research interests
Maori health and well-being
Indigenous Knowledges
Cultural Safety and Nursing
Aged , Palliative and End of Life Care Research

Professional memberships
International Association for Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines
Australian College of Nursing
Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Te Aparangi
Queensland Maori Society
New Zealand Association for Gerontology

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

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
14 Years

Research most recent
Carey, Melissa and Clague, Liesa and Magick Dennis, Fleur and Magick Dennis, Laurance (2022) Health services for New Zealand Maori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian children and young people. In: Paediatric nursing in Australia and New Zealand: principles for practice, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 53-81. ISBN 9781108984652

Morgan, Tessa and Carey, Melissa and Gott, Merryn and Williams, Lisa and Egli, Victoria and Anderson, Natalie (2021) More than mortality data: a news media analysis of COVID-19 deaths in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Kotuitui: New Zealand journal of social sciences online, 16 (2). pp. 419-43.

Carey, Melissa and Taylor, Melissa (2021) The impact of interprofessional practice models on health service inequity: an integrative systematic review. Journal of Health, Organization and Management. ISSN 1477-7266


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

Carey, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Clague, Liesa and Magick Dennis, Fleur and Magick Dennis, Laurance (2022) Health services for New Zealand Maori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian children and young people. In: Paediatric nursing in Australia and New Zealand: principles for practice, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 53-81. ISBN 9781108984652

Cheung, Gary and Frey, Rosemary and Young, Jessica and Hoeh, Nicholas and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Vara, Alisha and Menkes, David B. (2022) Voluntary assisted dying: the expanded role of psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 56 (4). pp. 319-322. ISSN 0004-8674

Carter, Jennifer and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X (2021) Healing the Spirit: an autoethnographic research of survival through transmutation. In: Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines 2021: Research that Matters, 10 Nov - 12 Nov 2021, Auckland, New Zealand.

Carey, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X (2021) Maori palliative and end of life experiences during lockdown restrictions, enabling culturally safe care. In: 4th Annual Palliative, Aged, Dementia Care & Mental Health Forum, 19-22 Jan 2021, Melbourne, Australia.

Morgan, Tessa and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Gott, Merryn and Williams, Lisa and Egli, Victoria and Anderson, Natalie (2021) More than mortality data: a news media analysis of COVID-19 deaths in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Kotuitui: New Zealand journal of social sciences online, 16 (2). pp. 419-43.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Maori Health ( 111713 )
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) ( 111002 )
  • Preventative Health Care ( 420605 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Te Hauora Me Te Oranga O Te Maori (Maori Health And Wellbeing) ( 451000 )