The Team

Ellie Taylor

Position: Research Officer - Recovery Camp | Living Well, Longer
BPsych (first class honours); MSci (Research), University of Wollongong

Email: 
elliejo@uow.edu.au
Phone: Ph: +61 2 42 392 137
Room: B20, Level 2

Career Summary 

Ellie was educated at the University of Wollongong, graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology (first class honours), and Masters by Research, majoring in psychology. Ellie has worked as a Research Officer for the Living Well, Longer stream of the Global Challenges Program since April 2014, and is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy through the University of Wollongong. 

Ellie’s earlier research endeavours focused on attention deficits and impulsivity in child and adolescent populations. Ellie has since worked with the New South Wales State Emergency Service, examining resilience and post-traumatic growth among emergency service personnel. Currently, her research at the University of Wollongong explores how people with severe mental illness can live well, for longer, through initiatives such as Recovery Camp that foster self-determination and growth. Ellie's research privileges the position and voice of those with lived experience of mental illness.

Research Interests

  • Multidisciplinary research
  • Mental health
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Publications for Ellie Taylor (nee Johnston)

Brighton, R., Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E. K., Perlman, D., Sumskis, S., & Heffernan, T. (2016). The effect of respite services on carers of individuals with severe mental illness. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(12), 33-38.

Cowley, T., Moxham, L., Sumskis, S., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., Brighton, R., & Halcomb, E. (2016). Evaluation of undergraduate nursing students’ clinical confidence following a mental health recovery camp. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(1), 33-41.

Johnstone, S. J., Roodenrys, S., Blackman, R., Johnston, E., Loveday, K., Mantz, S., & Barratt, M. F. (2012). Neurocognitive training for children with and without AD/HD. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 4(1), 11-23.

Moxham, L., Liersch-Sumskis, S., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., & Brighton, R. (2015). Preliminary outcomes of a pilot therapeutic recreation camp for people with a mental illness: Links to recovery. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 49(1), 61-75.

Moxham, L., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Sumskis, S., Brighton, R., & Pegg, S. (2016). A multidisciplinary learning experience contributing to mental health rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 12, 1-6.

Moxham, L., Pegg, S., Liersch, S., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Patterson, C., & Taylor, E. (2015). Building clinical confidence and skills: A placement with a difference. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 22(8), 35.

Moxham, L., Sumskis, S., Brighton, R., Johnston, E., Douglas, A., Gorman, E. & Hayes, G. (2014). Contributing to recovery from a multidisciplinary lens: A case study from a therapeutic recreation initiative. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23(Suppl. 1), 28.

Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S., Keough, E., & Heffernan, T. (2016). Can a clinical placement influence stigma? An analysis of measures of social distance. Nurse Education Today, 44, 170-174.

Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Patterson, C., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Heffernan, T., & Sumskis, S. (2017). Goal-setting among people living with mental illness: A qualitative analysis of Recovery Camp. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(5), 420-424.

Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Brighton, R., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S., Perlman, D., Heffernan, T. & Hadfield, L. (2016). Nursing students’ reflections on the learning experience of a unique mental health clinical placement. Nurse Education Today, 46, 94-98.

Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S., Heffernan, T. & Lee-Bates, B (2017). Effect of immersive workplace experience on undergraduate nurses mental health clinical confidence. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, doi: 10.1111/inm.12288

Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Heffernan, T., & Keough, E. (2016). Perceived control among people with severe mental illness: A comparative study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.04.002

Perlman, D., Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Brighton, R., Sumskis, S., & Heffernan, T. (2017). Preparing nursing students for mental health care: The impact of a recovery-oriented clinical placement. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(8), 663-668.

Taylor, E., Moxham, L., Perlman, D., Patterson, C., Brighton, R., & Sumskis, S. (2016). Self-determination in the context of mental health recovery. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(10), 41.
Taylor, E., Perlman, D., Moxham, L., Pegg, S., Brighton, R., & Sumskis, S. (2016). Recovery Camp: Assisting consumers towards enhanced self-determination. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12227. 

Last reviewed: 30 August, 2017

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