Mel Taylor

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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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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
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

Public perceptions of the transmission of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 from pigs and pork products in Australia

Dhand, N. K., Hernandez-Jover, M., Taylor, M. & Holyoake, P., 1 Feb 2011, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 98, 2-3, p. 165-175 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pandemics
pandemic
influenza
Human Influenza
pork

The public and a radiological or nuclear emergency event: threat perception, preparedness, and anticipated response - findings from a preliminary study in Sydney, Australia

Taylor, M., Joung, W., Griffin, B., Hill, D., Chisari, R., Hesketh, B. & Raphael, B., Jan 2011, In : Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 26, 1, p. 31-39 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Emergencies
Health
threat
Ambulances
Emergency services
2010

Determinants of paramedic response readiness for CBRNE threats

Stevens, G., Jones, A., Smith, G., Nelson, J., Agho, K., Taylor, M. & Raphael, B., 1 Jun 2010, In : Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. 8, 2, p. 193-202 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Allied Health Personnel
explosive
incident
threat
determinants

Factors associated with increased risk perception of pandemic influenza in Australia

Jacobs, J., Taylor, M., Agho, K., Stevens, G., Barr, M. & Raphael, B., 2010, In : Influenza research and treatment. 2010, p. 947906-1-947906-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
contagious disease
health
multivariate analysis
age group
rural area

Psychological response of family members of patients hospitalised for influenza A/H1N1 in Oaxaca, Mexico

Elizarrarás-Rivas, J., Vargas-Mendoza, J. E., Mayoral-García, M., Matadamas-Zarate, C., Elizarrarás-Cruz, A., Taylor, M. & Agho, K., 3 Dec 2010, In : BMC Psychiatry. 10, p. 1-9 9 p., 104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Mexico
Human Influenza
Psychology
Intensive Care Units
Depression

Psychosocial stress and strategies for managing adversity: Measuring population resilience in New South Wales, Australia

Taylor, M., Barr, M., Stevens, G., Bryson-Taylor, D., Agho, K., Jacobs, J. & Raphael, B., 12 Oct 2010, In : Population Health Metrics. 8, p. 1-9 9 p., 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
South Australia
New South Wales
Population
Ego
Drinking
2009

Factors associated with population risk perceptions of continuing drought in Australia

Raphael, B., Taylor, M., Stevens, G., Barr, M., Gorringe, M. & Agho, K., Dec 2009, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 17, 6, p. 330-337 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Droughts
Population
New South Wales
Odds Ratio
Computer-Aided Design

Public health measures during an anticipated influenza pandemic: factors influencing willingness to comply

Taylor, M., Raphael, B., Barr, M., Agho, K., Stevens, G. & Jorm, L., 2009, In : Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 2, p. 9-20 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pandemics
Masks
Human Influenza
Vaccination
Public Health

Public perceptions of the threat of terrorist attack in Australia and anticipated compliance behaviours

Stevens, G., Taylor, M., Barr, M., Jorm, L., Giffin, M., Ferguson, R., Agho, K. & Raphael, B., Aug 2009, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 33, 4, p. 339-346 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Terrorism
Compliance
Time Perception
New South Wales
Health Surveys

Terrorism in Australia: factors associated with perceived threat and incident-critical behaviours

Stevens, G., Agho, K., Taylor, M., Barr, M., Raphael, B. & Jorm, L., 2009, In : BMC Public Health. 9, p. 1-9 9 p., 91.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Terrorism
New South Wales
Language
Public Facilities
Population