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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (Sociology), University of Newcastle, 30/09/2004
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Cambridge - UK

Research

Research keywords

  • Combined methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Sociology of childbirth
  • Sociology of midwifery

Research expertise

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

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111000Nursing50
160899Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • The Australian Sociological Association

Invitations

Untested, Unnatural, Unfair: three critiques of medicalised childbirth.
Australian Academy of the Social Sciences , Australia (Invited participant)
2006

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Gender Studies
  • Health Sociology
  • Qualitative research methods
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Taylor AC, 'Letters home and postcards from the edge: Meaning and relationship in a large scale survey', TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference Proceedings, Auckland (2007) [E1]

This single authored paper was based on research I conducted at Australian Longitudinal Survey of Women's Health as part of an equity fellowship.

2005Taylor AC, 'Medical and Midwifery Boundaries: Patterns of Formal and Informal Persistence and Change', TASA 2005 Conference : community, place, change, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [E1]

This paper was single authored and based on my PhD research.

2010Taylor 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]

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Day 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]
2001Taylor AC, Higginbotham N, Freeman S, Heading G, '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, UK 38-65 (2001) [B1]

Co-authors: Nick Higginbotham

2001Higginbotham 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]

Journal article (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Day 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)
2002Taylor AC, 'On Changing the social relations of Australian childbirth: a coutionary note', Health Sociology Review, 11(1&2) 87-94 (2002) [C2]

This paper is single authored based on my PhD research. It was cited by the Queensland Government Review of Obstetric services because of its critical evaluation of reform proposals for midwifery services.

1999Taylor AC, Gosden D, 'Reflections on the use of psychotherapy in midwifery', British Journal of Midwifery, 7:9 543-546 (1999) [C1]

Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Taylor 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]
2010Taylor 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]
2010Taylor 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]
2010Taylor 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]
2007Taylor AC, 'Letters home and postcards from the edge: Meaning and relationship in a large scale survey', TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference Proceedings, Auckland (2007) [E1]

This single authored paper was based on research I conducted at Australian Longitudinal Survey of Women's Health as part of an equity fellowship.

2005Taylor AC, 'Medical and Midwifery Boundaries: Patterns of Formal and Informal Persistence and Change', TASA 2005 Conference : community, place, change, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [E1]

This paper was single authored and based on my PhD research.

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$27,800

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2009 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Ann Taylor
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020092009
GNo:G0190542

2008 (1 grants)

The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Univeristy of Melbourne, 2/12/2008 - 5/12/2008$800
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Ann Taylor
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80020082008
GNo:G0189674

2007 (1 grants)

TASA/SAANZ Annual Conference, Auckland, 4/12/2007 - 9/12/2007$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Ann Taylor
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020072007
GNo:G0188299

2005 (1 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship Round 1 2005$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Ann Taylor
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020052005
GNo:G0184858
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.45

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorThe Implications of Public Gendered Violence Discourses on Women's Embodied Social Navigation in Contemporary Australia
20142018PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorWomen's Stories and What They Tell About Indigenous Health Behaviours: An Exploration Into Stories About Pluralistic Healthcare Practices
20122017PhD (Midwifery)Principal SupervisorMaternity Care for Women with Intellectual Disability: A Qualitative Studies into the Barriers and Facilitators of Care
20122016PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Co-SupervisorDissolving the Solid Body: The Ethnography of Biomedical Culture in Hospitals
20122017PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorFamily Matters: Exploring the Meanings and Practices of Intercultural Parenting in Contemporary Australia
20082017PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorThe Politics and Experience of Contemporary Motherhood

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (History)Co-SupervisorWomen and Constructing Re-Membering: Identity Formation in the Stolen Generations
2012PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Co-SupervisorChristian-Muslim Relationships in Medan and Dalihan na tolu - A Social Capital Study of The Batak Cultural Values and Their Effect on Interreligious Encounters
2012PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Principal SupervisorIdentity Transitions and the Project of the Self: A Symbolic Interactionist Exploration of Life Histories of Former Members of New Religious Movements
2012PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Co-SupervisorObesity 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
2011PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Co-SupervisorNegotiating the Reproduction Imperative in Late Modernity: How do Young Women Make Decisions About if and When to Have Children?
2010PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Co-Supervisor(Re)Embodying Identity: Understanding Belonging, 'Difference' and Transnational Adoption Through the Lived Experiences of Korean Adoptees
2009PhD (Humanities)Principal SupervisorParenthood and Mental Illness: A Sociological Journey Through Silenced Experiences of Illness
2009PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)Consultant SupervisorBack to the Future, for Better or Worse? Meanings of Marriage for Young Women in the Lower Hunter Region, Australia
2006Honours Sociology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAfter Domestic Violence: womens' experience of leisure
2006Honours Sociology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorExperience of anti-Islamic racism
2006Honours Sociology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorIrrational male bodies
2001Honours Gender Specific Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe formulaic progressive or old fashioned scientific progress: starting from as little as possible in feminist theory
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Dr Ann Taylor

Work Phone(02) 4921 6834
Fax(02) 4921 6902
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSociology and Anthropology
Office
W 353,
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/ann-taylor
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/ann-taylor