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Dr Ann Taylor

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Sociology and Anthropology)

Career Summary

Biography

Ann Taylor is a sociology lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests are in gender and health. Ann’s research and writing has been around the organisation of health work, in particular the sociology of midwifery and childbirth.  She has also published about her work in teaching nursing students about Primary Care. Ann is an experienced PhD supervisor; her expertise is in qualitative research and data analysis, including the use of computer programs to analyse interview and questionnaire data.

Since 2007 Ann has been convenor of the Bachelor of Social Science, which is an interdisciplinary social science degree based within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She acts as liaison between the school and the Faculty of Health concerning teaching into nursing and allied health programs.

Ann is originally from the United Kingdom where she studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She has a long standing interest in social aspects of gender and health, including justice and inequality, changing health professions and practices around childbirth and parenting.  Prior to returning to academia in 1992 she was an advocate for women and supported women giving birth in public hospitals who had no partner or family support. She has been part of the health consumer movement and represented consumers on the New South Wales Health Practitioner Committee and Nurses and Midwives Accreditation committee.

Research Expertise

The sociology of reproduction especially childbirth, the sociology of professionalisation, especially with respect to midwifery. Development of qualitative research methods.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Sociology), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Cambridge - UK

Keywords

  • Combined methods
  • Gender Studies
  • Health Sociology
  • Qualitative methods
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Sociology of childbirth
  • Sociology of midwifery

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 50
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2001 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2005 Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Social Sciences
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2000 Associate Lecturer

Contract Lecturer

University of Newcastle
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - The Australian Sociological Association The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Untested, Unnatural, Unfair: three critiques of medicalised childbirth.
Organisation: Australian Academy of the Social Sciences Description: sponsored workshop at the University of Western Sydney. Risking Birth: Culture, Technology and politics in 21st Century maternity care. Paper entitled: Untested, Unnatural, Unfair: three critiques of medicalised childbirth.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Day JL, Taylor ACT, Hunter S, Jeong S, Armitage D, Keatinge D, Higgins I, 'Community Care', Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical thinking in Client Care, Pearson, Sydney 35-54 (2013) [B2]
Co-authors Sharyn Hunter, Sarah Jeong, Jenny Day, Isabel Higgins
2001 Higginbotham HN, D'Este CA, Saul A, Connor L, 'Strengthening Cross-sectional Studies through Cognitive and Qualitative Methods', Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective, Oxford Unifversity Press, South Melbourne, Australia 266-303 (2001) [B2]
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Nick Higginbotham
2001 Higginbotham HN, Freeman SR, Heading G, Saul A, 'Cultural constructions of Risk: Heart Disease in the New South Wales Coalfields, Australia', Applying Health Social Science: Best Practice in the Developing World, Zed Books, London and New York 38-65 (2001) [B1]
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Day J, Levett-Jones T, Taylor ACT, 'Using a virtual community to enhance nursing student's understanding of primary health care', Collegian, 21 143-150 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.09.006
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jenny Day, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Day JL, Levett-Jones T, Thorington Taylor A, 'Using a virtual community to enhance nursing student's understanding of primary health care', Collegian, 0-0 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.09.006
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Jenny Day
2002 Taylor AC, 'On Changing the social relations of Australian childbirth: a coutionary note', Health Sociology Review, 11(1&2) 87-94 (2002) [C2]
1999 Taylor AC, Gosden D, 'Reflections on the use of psychotherapy in midwifery', British Journal of Midwifery, 7:9 543-546 (1999) [C1]
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Taylor AC, 'Independence, cooperation or co-option in midwifery: A case study of complexity and change in professional identities', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E3]
2010 Taylor AC, ''New midwifery' in Australia: What kind of professionalization is likely to emerge from current processes of change?', 2010 TASA Conference. List of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010 Taylor AC, ''New midwifery' in Australia: what kind of professionalization is likely to emerge from current processes of change?', XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Sociology on the Move Conference Abstracts, Gothenburg, Sweden (2010) [E3]
2010 Taylor AC, 'New midwifery in Australia: what kind of professionalization is likely to emerge from current processes of change?', TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Social Causes, Private Lives, Macquarie University, NSW (2010) [E1]
2007 Taylor AC, 'Letters home and postcards from the edge: Meaning and relationship in a large scale survey', TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference Proceedings, Auckland (2007) [E1]
2005 Taylor AC, 'Medical and Midwifery Boundaries: Patterns of Formal and Informal Persistence and Change', TASA 2005 Conference : community, place, change, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $27,800

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20091 grants / $1,000

15th Qualitative Research in Health Conference/Qualitative methods joint workshop; Edmonton, Canada; 4-6 October 2009.$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Ann Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190542
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $800

The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Univeristy of Melbourne, 2/12/2008 - 5/12/2008$800

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Ann Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189674
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,000

TASA/SAANZ Annual Conference, Auckland, 4/12/2007 - 9/12/2007$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Ann Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188299
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $25,000

Equity Research Fellowship Round 1 2005$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Ann Taylor
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184858
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 Dissolving the Solid Body: An Ethnography of Birthing in an Australian Public Hospital
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Maternity Care for Women with Intellectual Disability: A Qualitative Studies into the Barriers and Facilitators of Care
Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2008 The Politics and Experience of Contemporary Motherhood
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Women and Constructing Re-Membering: Identity Formation in the Stolen Generations
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Obesity is Killing our People: Social Constructions of Obesity and the Impact on the Health and Well-being of Maori and Pacific Island Migrants in Australia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Identity Transitions and the Project of the Self: A Symbolic Interactionist Exploration of Life Histories of Former Members of New Religious Movements
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 Christian-Muslim Relationships in Medan and Dalihan na tolu - A Social Capital Study of The Batak Cultural Values and Their Effect on Interreligious Encounters
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 Negotiating the Reproduction Imperative in Late Modernity: How do Young Women Make Decisions About if and When to Have Children?
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010 (Re)Embodying Identity: Understanding Belonging, 'Difference' and Transnational Adoption Through the Lived Experiences of Korean Adoptees
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009 Back to the Future, for Better or Worse? Meanings of Marriage for Young Women in the Lower Hunter Region, Australia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Consultant Supervisor
2009 Parenthood and Mental Illness: A Sociological Journey Through Silenced Experiences of Illness
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006 Experience of anti-Islamic racism
Sociology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Irrational male bodies
Sociology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 After Domestic Violence: womens' experience of leisure
Sociology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001 The formulaic 'progressive' or old fashioned scientific progress: starting from as little as possible in feminist theory
Gender Specific Studies, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Ann Taylor

Position

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Details

Email ann.taylor@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6834
Fax (02) 4921 6902

Office

Room W 353
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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