Dr Ya-Ling Huang

Dr Ya-Ling Huang
NameDr Ya-Ling Huang
Email Addressya-ling.huang@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Nursing)
QualificationsBNurs Fooyin, MNurs QUT, PhD QUT
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
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Dr. Ya-Ling Huang has her Masters and PhD in Nursing, and is a registered nurse in Australia and overseas. She is a teaching and research academic in School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland. She is currently a visiting research fellow at the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service(GCHHS), an adjunct research fellow at the Griffith University and an adjunct senior lecturer at Southern Cross University.

Previously, She has worked in various clinical settings (acute and subacute care areas) and clinical research in tertiary hospitals. She has also worked at different universities for undergraduate and postgraduate education. She has engaged in a number of services. This includes but not limited to multicultural network, GCHHS; emerging research alliance, GCHHS; reviewer for peer-review journals; nursing and midwifery professional recognition program (NMPRP) portfolio reviewer and advisory group, GCHHS; Gold Coast Health Research Week Committee; mid-career research representative in faculty of health research committee and executive committee of health services, clinical & community research group at Southern Cross University.


Senior Lecturer University of Southern Queensland2024


Her research focus is on clinical research, nursing education and evidence-based practice. Specifically, the clinical research is relevant to palliative care, end-of-life care, chronic conditions, cultural and social influences and vulnerable populations (older people; people from culturally and linguistically diverse [CALD)] backgrounds) in acute care settings, including emergency department.

She has previously worked as a research coordinator and clinical nurse researcher (emergency department) at the Gold Coast Health and has successfully mentored clinicians and nursing students in clinical research and published in peer-review journals.

She is qualified as a Principal Supervisor for Higher Degree Research Candidates. She has supervised 10 Master of Osteopathic Medicine Students towards completion of their research projects. She is currently supervising Higher Degree Research Students.



Undergraduate Courses

NUR3398 Complex Care B (University of Southern Queensland)

NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2 (Southern Cross University)

NURS1005 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Southern Cross University)

NURS2010 Acute Care Nursing (Southern Cross University)

Postgraduate course

ANP6011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice (University of Southern Queensland)


Undergraduate Courses

NUR3300 Clinical Inquiry and Evidence Based Practice (University of Southern Queensland)

NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2 (Southern Cross University)

NURS2010 Acute Care Nursing (Southern Cross University)

HSNS264 Integrated Nursing Practice 2 (University of New England)

HSNS362 Transforming Nursing Practice 1 (University of New England)

HLTH104 The Context of the Health and Community Services (University of New England)

Postgraduate Courses

HLTH500 Foundations of Inquiry in Health and Social Care (University of New England)

HLTH501 Methods for Inquiry in Health and Social Care (University of New England)

7021NRS Research Evidence and Practice (Griffith University)

Fields of Research

  • 420316. Palliative care
  • 420501. Acute care
  • 420506. Sub-acute care
  • 420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
  • 420602. Health equity
  • 420606. Social determinants of health
  • 470202. Asian cultural studies
  • 470211. Migrant cultural studies
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
The Awards for Research Excellence: Inspiring ResearcherSouthern Cross University
Scholarship Award, National Multicultural Health and Wellbeing ConferenceNational Multicultural Health and Wellbeing Conference
Best full research presentation awardGold Coast Health Research Showcase
Award of Registered Nurse Expert Level, Nursing and Midwifery Professional Recognition Program (NMPRP)Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Certificate in recognition of putting the community firstGold Coast University Hospital
Certificate of achievement award in recognition of valuable contribution to respiratory wardGold Coast University Hospital
Excellence in supporting learning recognition award: recognition of outstanding contribution to undergraduate nursing student learningQEII Jubilee Hospital
Visiting Research FellowGold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Adjunct Research FellowSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University
Executive Committee,Health Services, Clinical & Community Research Group, Faculty of HealthSouthern Cross University
Mid-career research representative, Faculty of Health Research Committee Southern Cross University