About

Dr Donnalee Taylor is a counsellor with a PhD in cognition (learning, memory and temperament) and has research expertise in psychology, behaviour, transition and wellbeing.

In her role as a senior lecturer, professional education and development, Dr Taylor has designed an award winning career development program, implemented new support initiatives and created iAspire Student Support resources based on learning and transition pedagogy to improve student academic, personal and professional development.

Over the years Dr Taylor has specialised in supporting individuals with stress, anxiety, depression and general well-being concerns while also delivering her Taylor Made Workshops to support team communication and performance objectives.

Teaching
  • TV1002: Veterinary Professional Life 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV1003: Animal Structure and Function (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV1101: Introductory Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV1103: Fundamentals of Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV2001: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV2002: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV3001: Transitions from Health to Disease 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV3002: Transitions from Health to Disease 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV4001: Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV4002: Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 2 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV5211: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 1/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5212: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 2/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5213: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 3/3 (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Personal, Vocational & Career Counselling: Supporting individuals to gain helpful information about themselves, others, and the world around them as they problem solve and make decisions to improve their wellbeing.
  • Creator of iAspire Student Support Resources downloaded around the world.
Research
  • Capacity and Resilience building: The components of capacity building tends to include a conception of collective development that taps into the abilities of individuals, communities and/or organizations to address perceived inherent obstacles. Capacity building focused on a partnership approach to increase self-sustaining abilities of individuals to recognize, analyse and effectively solve challenges while utilizing their existing and new found knowledge.
  • Transition to and through university with expertise in first year experience and sophomore slump.
Teaching
  • Professional Development of one’s abilities, resilience, self-efficacy and wellbeing to be a high-hope proficient individual.
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing: The importance of providing knowledge and training in mental health and wellbeing to build capacity in mental health knowledge within their professional training will build their resilience and normalize mental health. The key is to capacity build our students to better care for themselves and improve helping behaviours for others.
Experience
  • 2016 to present - Senior Lecturer, Professional Education & Development, James Cook University (Townsville, OLD)
  • 2016 to present - Veterinary Science Learning and Teaching Committee, James Cook University (Townsville, OLD)
  • 2013 to 2020 - First Year Experience Coordinator, James Cook University (Townsville QLD)
  • 2013 to 2017 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville QLD)
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - The National Australian Veterinary Association, Veterinarians in Education, Research and Academia (VERA) 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Veterinary Career Development Program design and delivery.
  • 2017 - Women & Leadership Australia Award for Advanced Leadership Program (NEELI) National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative.
Memberships
  • 2019 - Australia Counselling Association (ACA)
Other
  • 2015 - The SP2 "Your JCU Subject and Teaching" survey highlighted 100% subject content satisfaction for the BM1003 subject that Dr Taylor coordinated and taught, along with 95% student satisfaction for her teaching content and style with 5% undecided.
  • 2013 to 2015 - Student recognition for her contribution to student transition and support over the years. Announced at the Biomedical and Medical Laboratory Science (BMML) Society end of year dinner and graduation celebration 2015.
Publications

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  • 87.024, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (Townsville campus)
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