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Dr Melissa Taylor

Dr Melissa Taylor
Name Melissa Taylor
Position Senior Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I418
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6023
Extension 6023
Email
Qualifications BNurs QUT , GDipHlthPr QUT , MHlthSc QUT , PhD USQ
Homepage https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Dr Melissa Taylor is a Registered Nurse with clinical foundations in acute care and expertise in quality and executive management roles and Senior Lecturer (Nursing) in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland (Ipswich Campus). Melissa has established her research in aged, palliative, end of life care with interests in capacity and capability of workforce, careers and clinical education. Dr Taylor is experienced with mixed methodologies and qualitative research approaches. Current projects focus on health literacy and dementia management practices, aged care careers capability, student integration and end of life care policy change during times of pandemic. 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. Dr Taylor is a member of the Australian College of Nursing Policy Chapter, End of Life Care and the State-wide Care of the Older Person Transition Support Program Review team and the West Moreton Region Care at End of Life Collaborative. Professionally, Melissa is engaged as an academic representative on University Accreditation review teams in collaboration with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC). Melissa’s prides herself on her work with students, health staff and organisations to research and develop future leaders by increasing capability in the nursing profession.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 111099 )
  • Aged Care Nursing ( 111001 )
  • Nursing ( 111000 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )
  • Aged Care Nursing ( 420502 )
  • Medicine ( 390110 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )

Research interests
Research Program Team Co-Lead, Australia and New Zealand Aged Palliative and End of Life Care Research, ANZAPEL

Professional memberships
Australian College of Nursing

Industry affiliations
Member of the West Moreton Region Care at End of Life Collaborative
Member of the State-wide Care of the Older Person Transition Support Program

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Currently teaching courses/programs
NUR3020 Professional Transitions
NUR3201 Quality, Safety and Risk

Post Graduate Coordinator (Leadership and Management), Examiner and team member in:
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice
ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Healthcare Practice
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
12 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Post Graduate – Leadership & Management in Health
Academic Team Leader within the School of Nursing and Midwifery



Publications in ePrints

Isaac, Hancy and Keijzers, Gerben and Yang, Ian A. and Lea, JackieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3189-0950 and Taylor, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859 and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 (2022) Development of an Electronic Interdisciplinary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Proforma (E-ICP) to Improve Interdisciplinary Guideline Adherence in the Emergency Department: Modified Delphi Study. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 17. pp. 1089-1106. ISSN 1176-9106

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

Issac, Hancy and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Taylor, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859 and Lea, JackieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3189-0950 (2022) Mapping of Modifiable Factors with Interdisciplinary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Guidelines Adherence to the Theoretical Domains Framework: A Systematic Review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 15. pp. 47-79.

Issac, Hancy and Taylor, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859 and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Lea, JackieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3189-0950 (2021) Exploring factors contributing to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) guideline non-adherence and potential solutions in the emergency department: interdisciplinary staff perspective. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14. pp. 767-785.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 111099 )
  • Aged Care Nursing ( 111001 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )
  • Aged Care Nursing ( 420502 )
  • Medicine ( 390110 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )