A/Pr Melissa Taylor


A/Pr Melissa Taylor
NameA/Pr Melissa Taylor
Email Addressmelissa.taylor@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAssociate Professor (Nursing)
QualificationsBNurs QUT, GDipHlthPr QUT, MHlthSc QUT, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
AffiliationsInstitute for Resilient Regions
Centre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-3859
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Biography

An experienced registered nurse and academic with a focus on older persons, ageing, and end of life care through respectful citizenship research that improves workforce directions, health literacy and care. Lead of the West Moreton Region Care Collaboratives Project. Proficient in qualitative and mixed methodology research that focuses on research translation in practice for staff, consumers, and carers.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland20092023
Associate Professor University of Southern Queensland20232023

Expertise

older persons, dementia, ageing, health equity, end of life care, and associated workforce directions

Teaching

Transition to practice

Health ethics and law

Leadership and management

Gerontology and dementia

Fields of Research

  • 390110. Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
  • 420502. Aged care nursing
  • 420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian College of Nursing
Australian Association of Gerontology
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority
BNurs
QUT
1994
GDipHlthPr
QUT
1997
MHlthSc
QUT
1998
PhD
USQ
2018

Supervision Interests

Nursing roles and service delivery, aged care, health literacy and seniors innovation in primary care. Chronic illness and nursing innovation or workforce directions

Future workforce planning and student engagement

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The Nurse Practitioner a new model of care in residential aged carePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndromePrincipal SupervisorMasters2022
Knowledge translation by nurses in an Australian hospice setting: A work-based study of non-government organisation hospice nurse perspectives on the implementation of new evidence based, nurse-initiated interventions in to routine clinical practice.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Palliative Care in Residential Aged CareAssociate SupervisorMasters2021
The interpretation of peer group supervision in nursing: A Gadamerian philosophical hermeneutic studyAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Implementation of a digital pediatric early warning tools minimise current cognitive barriers and identify potential new barriersPrincipal SupervisorMasters2017

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
The Role of the Hospital in the Home Registered Nurse: A Phenomenological StudyPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
REPATTERNING: A MIDDLE RANGE THEORY OF THE PROCESS OF TRANSITON TO BECOMING A REGISTERED NURSE FOR ENROLLED NURSES AND INTERNATIONALLY QUALIFIED NURSESAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Exploring Modifiable Factors Towards COPD Guideline Non-concordance and Development of an Electronic Integrated COPD Proforma to Improve Emergency Department Interdisciplinary Staff Concordance: Mixed Methods and Modified Delphi StudyAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Project titleDetailsYear
West Moreton and Darling Downs Primary Health Network. Care at End of Life and Older Person Collaborative ProjectThe West Moreton Region Care Collaboratives bring together like-minded government and non-government services and community to optimise systems, processes, and outcomes in social care activities and research with the community. Success is dependent on member networks, links, and a co-designed, participatory approach to achieve Action Plan implementation and evaluation with health and community organisations and consumers of care. 2022

Contribution of peer group supervision to nursing practice: An interpretive phenomenological study

Tulleners, Tracey, Taylor, Melissa and Campbell, Christina. 2024. "Contribution of peer group supervision to nursing practice: An interpretive phenomenological study." Nurse Education in Practice. 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2024.103903

Digital health literacy to enhance workforce skills and clinical effectiveness: A response to ‘Digital health literacy: Helpful today, dependency tomorrow? Contingency planning in a digital age’

Haydon, Helen M., Snoswell, Centaine L., Jones, Cindy, Carey, Melissa, Taylor, Melissa, Horstmanshof, Louise, Hicks, Richard, Lotfaliany, Mojtaba and Banbury, Annie. 2023. "Digital health literacy to enhance workforce skills and clinical effectiveness: A response to ‘Digital health literacy: Helpful today, dependency tomorrow? Contingency planning in a digital age’." Australasian Journal on Ageing. 42 (4), pp. 803-804. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13257

Learning from the experiences of residents: January to July 2022 floods

Taylor, Mel, Miller, Fiona, Johnston, Kim, Ryan, Barbara, Lane, Anne, King, Rachel, Narwal, Harriet, Miller, Madeleine, Simon, Helga and Dabas, Dipika. 2023. "Learning from the experiences of residents: January to July 2022 floods." The Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 38 (3), pp. 27-30.

The experience of nurses participating in peer group supervision: A qualitative systematic review

Tulleners, Tracey, Campbell, Christina and Taylor, Melissa. 2023. "The experience of nurses participating in peer group supervision: A qualitative systematic review." Nurse Education in Practice. 69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103606

Educating the educators: Implementing cultural safety in the nursing and midwifery curriculum

Best, Odette, Cox, Leonie, Ward, Aletha, Graham, Coralie, Bayliss, Luke, Black, Barbara, Burton, Lucinda, Carey, Melissa, Davis, Teresa, Derrington, Kate, Elliott, Jessie, Jayasinghe, Thenuja, Luyke, Trish, Maher, Dianne, McGregor, Rowena, Ng, Linda, O'Malley, Lee, Roderick, Geraldine, Sheridan, Georgina, ..., Walker, Jan. 2022. "Educating the educators: Implementing cultural safety in the nursing and midwifery curriculum." Nurse Education Today. 117, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105473

Health literacy, dementia knowledge and perceived utility of digital health modalities among future health professionals

Haydon, Helen M., Lotfaliany, Mojtaba, Jones, Cindy, Chelberg, Georgina R., Horstmanshof, Louise, Taylor, Melissa, Carey, Melissa, Snoswell, Centaine L., 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. 58 (4), pp. 253-263. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13149

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

Isaac, Hancy, Keijzers, Gerben, Yang, Ian A., Lea, Jackie, Taylor, Melissa and Moloney, Clint. 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. https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S358254

Mapping of Modifiable Factors with Interdisciplinary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Guidelines Adherence to the Theoretical Domains Framework: A Systematic Review

Issac, Hancy, Moloney, Clint, Taylor, Melissa and Lea, Jackie. 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. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S343277

Peer group clinical supervision for community health nurses: Perspectives from an interpretive hermeneutic study

Tulleners, Tracey, Taylor, Melissa and Campbell, Christina. 2021. "Peer group clinical supervision for community health nurses: Perspectives from an interpretive hermeneutic study." Journal of Nursing Management. 30 (3), pp. 684-693. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13535

The impact of interprofessional practice models on health service inequity: an integrative systematic review

Carey, Melissa Jane and Taylor, Melissa. 2021. "The impact of interprofessional practice models on health service inequity: an integrative systematic review." Journal of Health, Organization and Management. 35 (6), pp. 682-700. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-04-2020-0165

Exploring factors contributing to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) guideline non-adherence and potential solutions in the emergency department: interdisciplinary staff perspective

Issac, Hancy, Taylor, Melissa, Moloney, Clint and Lea, Jackie. 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. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S276702

Nursing care in rural and remote areas

Taylor, Melissa. 2020. "Nursing care in rural and remote areas." Koutoukidis, Gabrielle and Stainton, Kate (ed.) Tabbner’s Nursing Care. Elsevier. pp. 23-31

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

Issac, Hancy, Moloney, Clint, Taylor, Melissa and Lea, Jackie. 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). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036060

Attitudes towards breech management among a team of maternity clinicians in Australia undertaking breech training

Rattray, Janene, Rigg, Elizabeth, 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), pp. E348-E356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.002

Review of interprofessional practice models for impact on health service inequities

Carey, Melissa and Taylor, Melissa. 2019. "Review of interprofessional practice models for impact on health service inequities." 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). Auckland, New Zealand 04 - 06 Dec 2019 Sydney, Australia.

Conducting the orchestra in aged care: the leadership role of the registered nurse

Taylor, Melissa. 2017. Conducting the orchestra in aged care: the leadership role of the registered nurse. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/5c0764a7baf8a

Flooded with evidence: using a 'spillway' model to improve research implementation in nursing practice

Moloney, Clint, Ralph, Nicholas and Taylor, Melissa. 2016. "Flooded with evidence: using a 'spillway' model to improve research implementation in nursing practice." Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 34 (1), pp. 23-31.

Professional skills for nurses and other health professionals: contexts and capability of practice

Perrin, Cheryl, Stanley, David and Taylor, Melissa. 2015. "Professional skills for nurses and other health professionals: contexts and capability of practice." Lawrence, Jill, Perrin, Cheryl and Kiernan, Eleanor (ed.) Building professional nursing communication. Port Melbourne, Australia. Cambridge University Press. pp. 182-204

The sum of all parts: an Australian experience in improving clinical partnerships

Taylor, Melissa A., Brammer, Jillian D., Cameron, Michelle and Perrin, Cheryl A.. 2015. "The sum of all parts: an Australian experience in improving clinical partnerships." Nurse Education Today. 35 (2), pp. 297-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.10.003

Assessment and non-pharmacological management among adults with a dementia diagnosis in a residential care setting: a best practice implementation project

Hynes, Antonia, Beirne, Sue, Taylor, Melissa and Moloney, Clint. 2014. "Assessment and non-pharmacological management among adults with a dementia diagnosis in a residential care setting: a best practice implementation project." JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 12 (9), pp. 489-501. https://doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1686

Malnutrition screening among elderly people in a community setting: a best practice implementation project

Craven, Dana, Munn, Zachary, Moloney, Clint and Taylor, Melissa. 2014. "Malnutrition screening among elderly people in a community setting: a best practice implementation project." JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 12 (3), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1454

ACCERT: aged care community education research training

Moloney, Clint W. and Taylor, Melissa. 2013. "ACCERT: aged care community education research training." Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention (JBI 2013): The 2013 Campaign for Getting Evidence into Policy. Adelaide, Australia 21 - 23 Oct 2013 Melbourne, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-1609.12034