Associate Professor Kerry Taylor

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Undisclosed
PO Box 2234, Alice Springs 0871, Northern Territory

Kerry is an Associate Professor with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health & Wellbeing. She has previously worked in remote health education and undergraduate nursing education. Kerry has extensive experience working in Central Australian remote communities with a range of organisations, including Batchelor Institute of Indigenous tertiary Education and NT Department of Health.

Kerry's PhD thesis was a study of intercultural communications in health care in Indigenous language settings. Her main teaching and research interests include cultural safety, Indigenous health, health literacy and health workforce preparation.

PhD, Flinders University, 2011
Master Primary Health Care, Flinders University, 2000
Bachelor of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney, 1992
Graduate Diploma of Education - Health, Sydney CAE, 1983
Diploma of Teaching, Riverina CAE, 1979
Honours, awards and grants
Winner of Australian Publishers' Award for text 'Health Care and Indigenous Australians: cultural safety in practice' (Taylor & Guerin, 2011, Palgrave Macmillan).
Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Awards (2005 -Individual, 2007 - Team)
Carrick Citation team Award for mentoring students to publish and communicate research, 2007
Key responsibilities
Conducting research into the preparation and education of health professionals in Indigenous health.
Developing and evaluating health literacy resources for use in Indigenous health settings.
Teaching and curriculum writing in the areas of cultural safety and intercultural communications.
Teaching interests
  • Cultural Safety
  • Health Literacy
  • Intercultural communication in health care
Supervisory interests
Cultural safety
Indigenous health
Primary health care service systems, rural and remote/Indigenous communities
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Indigenous Health (2), Accountability in Mental Health Care – workforce (1), Nutrition in Remote Aboriginal Communities - Indigenous health (1)