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Gayle is a senior lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University. She is a registered nurse and registered midwife who has worked in a variety of clinical settings.  After completing her PhD in 2016 investigating the clinical profile of childbearing women attended by Victorian paramedics, she has continued to build upon her interest in interprofessional collaboration.  By providing authentic clinical experiences using technology and simulation, Gayle aims to support the transition from being undergraduates to qualified personnel for health students. Gayle has been a member of interprofessional health teams exploring the impact of interprofessional education for students’ from different undergraduate health disciplines, especially in the provision of maternity care. Gayle also continues to build her research profile in other research projects.  She has participated in research activities in a broad range of areas including education, women’s health, emergency maternity care, maternity and midwifery practice.


Research area keywords

  • Midwifery
  • Education
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Prehospital maternity
  • Simulation
  • Simulation based education
  • Online teaching and learning

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2008 2019

Core competencies for diabetes educators: A scoping review

Alharbi, T., Thomacos, N. & McLelland, G., 1 Jul 2019, In : Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews. 13, 4, p. 2671-2682 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Investigating a hospital based HypnoBirthing program on birth outcomes: a retrospective cross-sectional matched cohort study

McMillin, R., Carr, B. & McLelland, G., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Core competencies for diabetes educators: A scoping review protocol

Alharbi, T., McIntyre, M., Thomacos, N. & McLelland, G., 1 Jun 2018, In : The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 16, 6, p. 1381-1386 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


Margaret Peters Scholorship

Gayle McLelland (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Midwifery and medical students’ knowledge, self-efficacy and satisfaction following simulation of inter-professional management of primary postpartum haemorrhage

Gayle McLelland (Recipient), Helen Hall (Recipient), Virginia Margaret Plummer (Recipient), Samantha Jane Dix (Recipient), Anne Therese Tremayne (Recipient), Arunaz Kumar (Recipient), Christine East (Recipient), B Carr (Recipient), Heather Buttigieg (Recipient) & Shakyalal Vidhura Fernando (Recipient), 7 Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)