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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
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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

Issac, Hancy and Taylor, Melissa 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.

Carey, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X 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

Rattray, Janene and Rigg, ElizabethORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2281-9749 and Partridge, Bradley and Taylor, Melissa (2020) Attitudes towards breech management among a team of maternity clinicians in Australia undertaking breech training. Women and Birth, 33 (4). E348-E356. ISSN 1871-5192

Issac, Hancy and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Taylor, Melissa and Lea, JackieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3189-0950 (2020) Mapping of modifiable barriers and facilitators with interdisciplinary chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines concordance within hospitals to the Theoretical Domains Framework: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 10 (7):e036060.

Carey, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-173X and Taylor, Melissa (2019) Review of interprofessional practice models for impact on health service inequities. In: Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference: Addressing Health Service Inequities to Improve Health Systems Performance (HSRAANZ 2019), 4-6 Dec, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Approved 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 )