Mel Taylor

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  • 554 Citations
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20082021
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Research Outputs 2008 2019

2019

Community social capital and individual functioning in the post-disaster context

Zahnow, R., Wickes, R., Taylor, M. & Corcoran, J., Apr 2019, In : Disasters. 43, 2, p. 261-288 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social capital
disaster
natural disaster
social support
community

Older adults in disaster and emergency management: what are the priority research areas in Australia?

Fountain, L., Tofa, M., Haynes, K., Taylor, M. R. & Ferguson, S. J., Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 39, p. 1-11 11 p., 101248.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Disasters
disaster
stakeholder
management
community service

Public health and natural hazards: new policies and preparedness initiatives developed from an Australian bushfire case study

Westcott, R., Ronan, K., Bambrick, H. & Taylor, M., Aug 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 43, 4, p. 395-400 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Public Policy
Public Health
Health Policy
Emergency Responders
Public Health Practice
2018

Animal emergency management in South Australia: a case study of the Sampson Flat bushfire

McCarthy, M. & Taylor, M., Apr 2018, In : The Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 33, 2, p. 60-65 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

South Australia
animal welfare
case studies
interviews
animals

Driving into floodwater: a systematic review of risks, behaviour and mitigation

Ahmed, M. A., Haynes, K. & Taylor, M., Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 31, p. 953-963 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

risk behavior
mitigation
risk factor
decision making
Decision making

Emergency preparedness and planning for animals: a case study in the Blue Mountains, NSW

McCarthy, M., Bigelow, J. & Taylor, M., Oct 2018, In : The Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 33, 4, p. 50-56 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

mountain
animal
ownership
planning
disaster

Fire fighting and emergency responding

Wiggins, M., Auton, J. & Taylor, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Oxford handbook of expertise. Ward, P., Maarten Schraagen, J., Gore, J. & Roth, E. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

fighting
exposure

Managing the risk of Hendra virus spillover in Australia using ecological approaches: a report on three community juries

Degeling, C., Gilbert, G. L., Annand, E., Taylor, M., Walsh, M. G., Ward, M. P., Wilson, A. & Johnson, J., 31 Dec 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 12, p. 1-20 20 p., e0209798.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hendra Virus
Hendra virus
Pteropodidae
Viruses
Chiroptera
2017

Australian horse owners and their biosecurity practices in the context of Hendra virus

Wiethoelter, A. K., Schembri, N., Dhand, N. K., Sawford, K., Taylor, M. R., Moloney, B., Wright, T., Kung, N., Field, H. E. & Toribio, J-A. L. M. L., 1 Dec 2017, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 148, p. 28-36 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hendra Virus
Hendra virus
biosecurity
Horses
horses

Building an animal-ready community: a community-led initiative to improve preparedness, planning, and safety for animals and their owners

Taylor, M., McCarthy, M. & Bigelow, J., 1 Oct 2017, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 32, 4, p. 17-19 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Pets
Animals
animal
Safety
Planning

"Don't just do something … stand there!" Emergency responders' peri-incident perceptions of animal owners in bushfire

Westcott, R. A. N., Ronan, K., Bambrick, H. & Taylor, M., 16 Mar 2017, In : Frontiers in veterinary science. 4, MAR, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Emergency Responders
Demography
Safety Management
Policy Making
Public Policy

Expanding protection motivation theory: investigating an application to animal owners and emergency responders in bushfire emergencies

Westcott, R., Ronan, K., Bambrick, H. & Taylor, M., 26 Apr 2017, In : BMC Psychology. 5, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 13.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Emergency Responders
Motivation
Emergencies
Demography
Safety

Future role aspirations, achievement motivations and perceptions of personal help-seeking among humanitarian aid trainees

Skeoch, K., Stevens, G. J. & Taylor, M., Nov 2017, In : Journal of International Humanitarian Action. 2, 12, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
humanitarian aid
achievement motivation
trainee
resilience
profession

Risk mitigation of emerging zoonoses: hendra virus and non-vaccinating horse owners

Manyweathers, J., Field, H., Jordan, D., Longnecker, N., Agho, K., Smith, C. & Taylor, M., Dec 2017, In : Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 64, 6, p. 1898-1911 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hendra Virus
Hendra virus
risk reduction
Zoonoses
zoonoses

The impacts of household financial stress, resilience, social support, and other adversities on the psychological distress of Western Sydney parents

Taylor, M., Stevens, G., Agho, K. & Raphael, B., 22 May 2017, In : International Journal of Population Research. 2017, p. 1-12 12 p., 6310683.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Social Support
Parents
Psychology
Multivariate Analysis
New South Wales

"Why won't they just vaccinate?": Horse owner risk perception and uptake of the Hendra virus vaccine

Manyweathers, J., Field, H., Longnecker, N., Agho, K., Smith, C. & Taylor, M., 13 Apr 2017, In : BMC veterinary research. 13, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hendra Virus
Hendra virus
risk perception
Horses
Vaccines

“We've learned to live with it”—a qualitative study of Australian horse owners’ attitudes, perceptions and practices in response to Hendra virus

Wiethoelter, A. K., Sawford, K., Schembri, N., Taylor, M. R., Dhand, N. K., Moloney, B., Wright, T., Kung, N., Field, H. E. & Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., 1 May 2017, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 140, p. 67-77 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hendra Virus
Hendra virus
Horses
horses
risk reduction
2016

Longitudinal cohort study of horse owners: HHALTER : horse owners and Hendra virus : a longitudinal study to evaluate risk

Taylor, M., Dhand, N., Toribio, J-A., Wiethoelter, A., Schembri, N., Sawford, K., Kung, N., Field, H., Moloney, B. & Wright, T., 2016, Barton, ACT: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Hendra Virus
Horses
Longitudinal Studies
Cohort Studies
Research

The Equine Hendra virus vaccine remains a highly effective preventative measure against infection in horses and humans: 'the imperative to develop a human vaccine for the Hendra virus in Australia'

Peel, A. J., Field, H. E., Crameri, G., Smith, I., Baker, M., Marsh, G. A., Barr, J., Breed, A. C., Wood, J. L. N., Dhand, N., Toribio, J-A., Cunningham, A. A., Reid, P. A., Fulton, I., Bryden, W. L., Secombe, C., Wang, L-F., Plowright, R. K., Broder, C. C., Skerratt, L. F. & 4 othersHayman, D. T. S., Restif, O., Taylor, M. & Martin, G., 2016, In : Infection ecology & epidemiology. 6, p. 1-3 3 p., 31658.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearch

Open Access
File
2015

Flying-foxes in the Australian urban environment-community attitudes and opinions

Kung, N. Y., Field, H. E., McLaughlin, A., Edson, D. & Taylor, M., 1 Dec 2015, In : One Health. 1, p. 24-30 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hendra Virus
Policy Making
Lyssavirus
Communication
Social Planning

Managing animals in disasters (MAiD): the experiences of emergency services personnel in supporting animals and their owners in disasters

Taylor, M., Eustace, G., Smith, B., Thompson, K., Westcott, R. & Burns, P., 2015, Proceedings of the Research Forum at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference. Rumsewicz, M. (ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, p. 166-179 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

disasters
human resources
animals
cooperative research

Neighborhood Structure, Social Capital, and Community Resilience: Longitudinal Evidence from the 2011 Brisbane Flood Disaster

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R., Taylor, M. & Piquero, A. R., 1 Jun 2015, In : Social Science Quarterly. 96, 2, p. 330-353 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

resilience
social capital
disaster
natural disaster
community

Risk perception, preparedness and response of livestock producers to bushfires: A South Australian case study

Smith, B., Taylor, M. & Thompson, K., 2015, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 30, 2, p. 38-42 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Risk perception
Livestock
Agriculture
producer
animal

The challenges of managing animals and their owners in disasters: Perspectives of Australian response organisations and stakeholders

Taylor, M., McCarthy, M., Burns, P., Thompson, K., Smith, B. & Eustace, G., 2015, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 30, 2, p. 31-37 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Disasters
disaster
Animals
animal
stakeholder

The preparedness and evacuation behaviour of pet owners in emergencies and natural disasters

Taylor, M., Burns, P., Eustace, G. & Lynch, E., 2015, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 30, 2, p. 18-23 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pets
Disasters
natural disaster
Emergencies
Emergency services

What’s the big deal? responder experiences of large animal rescue in Australia

Smith, B., Thompson, K. & Taylor, M., 22 Jan 2015, In : PLoS Currents. 7, DISASTERS, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Emergencies
Local Government
Emergency Medical Services
Disasters
Surveys and Questionnaires
2014

Applying Bayesian network modelling to understand the links between on-farm biosecurity practice during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak and horse managers' perceptions of a subsequent outbreak

Firestone, S. M., Lewis, F. I., Schemann, K., Ward, M. P., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Taylor, M. R. & Dhand, N. K., 1 Oct 2014, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 116, 3, p. 243-251 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

equine influenza
biosecurity
Human Influenza
Horses
Disease Outbreaks

Survey of Australian equine veterinarians evaluating their biosecurity training and perceptions and opinions about the management of the 2007 equine influenza outbreak

Schemann, K., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Taylor, M. R., Ward, M. P. & Dhand, N. K., 2014, In : Australian veterinary journal. 92, 4, p. 93-100 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

equine influenza
Veterinarians
biosecurity
Human Influenza
Horses

The use of a modified Delphi approach to engage stakeholders in zoonotic disease research priority setting

Sawford, K., Dhand, N. K., Toribio, J. A. L. & Taylor, M. R., 20 Feb 2014, In : BMC Public Health. 14, p. 1-11 11 p., 182.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hendra Virus
Zoonoses
Horses
Research
Cohort Studies
2013

Coping support factors among Australians affected by terrorism: 2002 Bali bombing survivors speak

Stevens, G. J., Dunsmore, J. C., Agho, K. E., Taylor, M. R., Jones, A. L. & Raphael, B., 16 Dec 2013, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 199, 11, p. 772-775 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Terrorism
Survivors
Mental Health
Bereavement
Social Support

Hendra virus and horse owners - risk perception and management

Kung, N., McLaughlin, A., Taylor, M., Moloney, B., Wright, T. & Field, H., 15 Nov 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 11, p. 1-8 8 p., e80897.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hendra Virus
Hendra virus
Risk perception
risk perception
risk management

Long-term health and wellbeing of people affected by the 2002 bali bombing

Stevens, G. J., Dunsmore, J. C., Agho, K. E., Taylor, M. R., Jones, A. L., Van Ritten, J. J. & Raphael, B., 18 Mar 2013, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 198, 5, p. 273-277 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Psychology
Health
Grief
Bereavement
New South Wales

Perceptions of vulnerability to a future outbreak: A study of horse managers affected by the first Australian equine influenza outbreak

Schemann, K., Firestone, S. M., Taylor, M. R., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Ward, M. P. & Dhand, N. K., 31 Jul 2013, In : BMC veterinary research. 9, p. 1-10 10 p., 152.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
equine influenza
Human Influenza
Horses
Disease Outbreaks
managers

Untangling the complex inter-relationships between horse managers' perceptions of effectiveness of biosecurity practices using Bayesian graphical modelling

Schemann, K., Lewis, F. I., Firestone, S. M., Ward, M. P., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Taylor, M. R. & Dhand, N. K., 15 May 2013, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 110, 1, p. 37-44 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

biosecurity
Horses
managers
horses
hygiene

Veterinarians’ attitudes towards infection control practices

Dhand, N., Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Hooker, C. & Toribio, J-A., 2013, Proceedings of the District Veterinarian Conference 2013. Armidale, NSW: District Veterinarians of New South Wales, 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Veterinarians
Zoonoses
Infection Control
Health

Zoonotic disease risk perceptions and infection control practices of Australian veterinarians: Call for change in work culture

Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Hooker, C. & Dhand, N. K., 1 Aug 2013, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 111, 1-2, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

risk perception
Veterinarians
Zoonoses
zoonoses
Infection Control
2012

Crying wolf? Impact of the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic on anticipated public response to a future pandemic

Taylor, M. R., Stevens, G. J., Agho, K. E., Kable, S. A. & Raphael, B., 19 Nov 2012, In : The Medical journal of Australia. 197, 10, p. 561-564 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pandemics
Human Influenza
Odds Ratio
Health
New South Wales

Epidemiological investigations into the 2007 equine influenza outbreak in Australia

Dhand, N., Firestone, S., Schemann, K., Ward, M., Toribio, J-A., Taylor, M., Christley, R., Moloney, B., Cogger, N. & Kung, N., 2012, Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conference. St. Leonards, NSW: Australian Veterinary Association, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

influenza
horse
virus
farm
equine

From the Horse's Mouth: Perceptions of the Management of the 2007 Equine Influenza Outbreak in Australia

Schemann, K., Firestone, S. M., Taylor, M. R., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Ward, M. P. & Dhand, N. K., Dec 2012, In : Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 59, 6, p. 503-516 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

equine influenza
Human Influenza
Horses
Disease Outbreaks
horses

Horse owners'/managers' perceptions about effectiveness of biosecurity measures based on their experiences during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak in Australia

Schemann, K., Firestone, S. M., Taylor, M. R., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Ward, M. P. & Dhand, N. K., 15 Sep 2012, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 106, 2, p. 97-107 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

equine influenza
biosecurity
Human Influenza
Horses
Disease Outbreaks

Human rights and women's mental health

Raphael, B., Nadelson, C., Taylor, M. & Jacobs, J., 2012, Mental health and human rights: vision, praxis, and courage. Dudley, M., Silove, D. & Gale, F. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 415-427 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Perceived coping & concern predict terrorism preparedness in Australia

Stevens, G., Agho, K., Taylor, M., Jones, A. L., Barr, M. & Raphael, B., 2012, In : BMC Public Health. 12, p. 1-11 11 p., 1117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Terrorism
Odds Ratio
New South Wales
Public Facilities
Population

Pig producers' perceptions of the influenza pandemic H1N1/09 outbreak and its effect on their biosecurity practices in Australia

Hernández-Jover, M., Taylor, M., Holyoake, P. & Dhand, N., 1 Oct 2012, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 106, 3-4, p. 284-294 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

biosecurity
Pandemics
pandemic
influenza
Human Influenza

The role of social media as psychological first aid as a support to community resilience building. A Facebook study from 'Cyclone Yasi Update'.

Taylor, M., Wells, G., Howell, G. & Raphael, B., Feb 2012, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 27, 1, p. 20-26 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Social Media
Cyclonic Storms
First Aid
facebook
social media

When a crisis happens, who turns to Facebook and why?

Howell, G. V. J. & Taylor, M., 2012, In : Asia Pacific public relations journal. 12, 1, 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

facebook
social media
crisis communication
public opinion
new media

Why are people so unkind? Unravelling community responses to floodplain and emergency management

Dufty, N., Taylor, M. & Stevens, G., 2012, Proceedings of the 52nd Floodplain Management Association (FMA) Annual Conference. Coffs Harbour, NSW: Floodplain Management Association, 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearch

community response
floodplain
education
disaster
planning process

Zoonotic disease perceptions and practices of Australian veterinarians

Dhand, N., Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J-A. & Hooker, C., 2012, Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conference. St. Leonards, NSW: Australian Veterinary Association, 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Veterinarians
Zoonoses
Infection Control
2011

Alert but less alarmed: A pooled analysis of terrorism threat perception in Australia

Stevens, G., Agho, K., Taylor, M., Jones, A. L., Jacobs, J., Barr, M. & Raphael, B., 2011, In : BMC Public Health. 11, p. 1-11 11 p., 797.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Terrorism
Odds Ratio
New South Wales
Education
Multilevel Analysis

Factors associated with high psychological distress in horse industry participants during the 2007 Australian equine influenza outbreak and evidence of recovery after 1 year

Taylor, M., Agho, K., Stevens, G. & Raphael, B., Jul 2011, In : Australian veterinary journal. 89, SUPPL.1, p. 158-159 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

equine influenza
distress
Human Influenza
Horses
Disease Outbreaks

Horse owners' biosecurity practices following the first equine influenza outbreak in Australia

Schemann, K., Taylor, M. R., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L. & Dhand, N. K., 15 Dec 2011, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 102, 4, p. 304-314 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

equine influenza
biosecurity
Human Influenza
Horses
Disease Outbreaks