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Dr Melissa Carey

Dr Melissa Carey
Name Melissa Carey
Position Senior Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I321
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6032
Extension 6032
Email
Qualifications BNurs Western Sydney , GCertAdvNurs(AC) Coll Nursing , MNurs USQ , MAdvancedPrac Griffith , PhD QUT
Languages Maori (non accredited translator)

Dr Melissa Carey (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Huri) 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 experienced health researcher, 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 framework to support 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)
16 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
16 Years

Research most recent
Sandham, Margaret and Carey, Melissa and Hedgecock, Emma and Jarden, Rebecca (2022) Nurses' experiences of supporting patients requesting voluntary assisted dying: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Advanced Nursing. ISSN 0309-2402


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

Parke, Rachael and Bates, Samantha and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Cavadino, Alana and Ferguson, Adele and Hammond, Naomi and Joyce, Fiona and Kirby, Steve and Moeke-Maxwell, Tess and Nona, Francis and Mason, Kathleen (2022) Bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment among intensive care unit nurses in Australia and New Zealand: An online survey. Australian Critical Care. ISSN 1036-7314

Best, Odette ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2362-0101 and Cox, Leonie and Ward, AlethaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4549-0704 and Graham, CoralieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2437-1741 and Bayliss, LukeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6076-801X and Black, Barbara and Burton, LucindaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6169-2379 and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Davis, Teresa and Derrington, Kate and Elliott, JessieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1214-1594 and Jayasinghe, Thenuja and Luyke, Trish and Maher, Dianne and McGregor, RowenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4379-0420 and Ng, LindaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6155-7625 and O'Malley, Lee and Roderick, GeraldineORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4281-8930 and Sheridan, Georgina and Stanbury, Linda and Taylor, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859 and Terry, Victoria and Tulleners, TraceyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9622-9050 and Walker, Jan (2022) Educating the educators: Implementing cultural safety in the nursing and midwifery curriculum. Nurse Education Today, 117:105473. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0260-6917

Haydon, Helen M. and Lotfaliany, Mojtaba and Jones, Cindy and Chelberg, Georgina R. and Horstmanshof, Louise and Taylor, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859 and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Snoswell, Centaine L. and Hicks, Richard and Banbury, Annie (2022) Health literacy, dementia knowledge and perceived utility of digital health modalities among future health professionals. Australasian Journal on Ageing. ISSN 1440-6381

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. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 53-81. ISBN 9781108984652

Sandham, Margaret and Carey, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Hedgecock, Emma and Jarden, Rebecca (2022) Nurses' experiences of supporting patients requesting voluntary assisted dying: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Advanced Nursing. ISSN 0309-2402

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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 )