Dr Gayle McLelland

PhD; M.Ed(ICT); Grad.Cert. Health Informatics; B.Ed. Studies; CCCert; RM; RN

Senior Lecturer
BN/BM Convenor


t: +61 3 9904 4018
e: gayle.mclelland@monash.edu
Gayle’s Researcher Profile


Gayle is a lecturer and researcher.  After graduating as a registered nurse, she worked in critical areas and obtained a coronary care certificate.  She later commenced midwifery, where she worked in a number of clinical settings.  She obtained qualifications as a lactation consultant before pursuing a career in academia.  As well as nursing and midwifery, Gayle has been actively involved with paramedic education in regarding emergency care of pregnant and birthing women.   Gayle has two main areas of research interest - education and women’s health.  She is particularly interested in any inter-professional education  that will improve the child birth experience.  Her PhD studies investigates the pre-hospital encounters of paramedics with pregnant and birthing women.


  • BEH2121 – Paramedic management of maternity and neonatal health
  • MID3000-  Theory and practice of complex midwifery
  • MID2102 – Towards a midwife self
  • NUR5204 – Education in nursing and midwifery

Research interests

  • women's health
  • inter-professional education

Research methodologies

  • qualitative
  • quantitative
  • mixed methods

Supervision projects

Accredited Level 1 Supervisor


Professional engagement/service

  • Emergency Medicine, Reviewer

Professional affiliations

  • MIDAC (Midwifery Academics; Victoria), Member
  • Australian College of Midwives, Member


McLelland, G.E., Morgans, A.E., & McKenna, L.G.  (2013) Involvement of Emergency Services at Unplanned Births Before Arrival to Hospital: A Structured Review. Emergency Medicine (In Press) doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-202309

McLelland, G., McKenna, L., Archer, F., (2013), No fixed place of birth: unplanned BBAs in Victoria, Australia, Midwifery, Churchill Livingstone, UK, 29 ,e19-e25. DOI information: 10.1016/j.midw.2011.12.002

McLelland, G., McKenna, L. French, J. (2012) Crossing professional barriers with peer- assisted learning: Undergraduate midwifery students teaching undergraduate paramedic students Nurse Education Today (In Press) doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.10.016

Gilmour, C.J., McIntyre, M.J., McLelland, G.E., Hall, H.G., Miles, M.A., (2012) Exploring the impact of clinical placement models on undergraduate midwifery students, Women and Birth 26 e21-e25  Netherland. Reference: WOMBI239

McKenna, L., Gilmour, C., Biro, M.A., McIntyre, M., Bailey, C., Jones, J., Miles, M., Hall, H., McLelland, G. (2012) Undergraduate midwifery students sense of belongingness in clinical practice. Nurse Education Today. (In Press) doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.09.009

McKenna, L.G., McLelland, G.E., (2011), Midwives' use of the Internet:  An Australian study, Midwifery vol 27, issue 1, Churchill Livingstone, UK, pp. 74-79.

McLelland, G. & French, J. (2011). Innovative education: Student midwives becoming future teachers, Women and Birth, 24, Supplement 1, October 2011, Pages S4-S5, 10.1016/j.wombi.2011.07.032.

McLelland, G.E., McKenna, L.G., 2008, A demographic snapshot of midwives in Victoria, Contemporary Nurse, vol 31, issue 1, EContent Management Pty. Ltd., Australia, pp. 71-79.