Associate Lecturer, Research Associate and PhD candidate
Lesley completed a Psychology BSc with first class honours in 2001, and after completing a qualification in teaching adult learners, worked as an associate lecturer teaching a variety of undergraduate modules to both BSc Psychology and combined degree students in the UK prior to relocating to Australia in 2006.
She joined the Sydney Nursing School in early 2007 working with Associate Professor Maureen Boughton on a number of research projects. In 2008, Lesley secured a faculty co-funded University Postgraduate Award to enable her to study for a PhD. In 2009, this award was converted to an Australian Postgraduate Award on the basis of Lesley’s strong research performance.
Research interests and areas of expertise
Lesley’s PhD is focused on (in)fertility in young adult women after treatment for haematological malignancy. She is supervised by Associate Professor Maureen Boughton and Associate Professor Ian Kerridge - a staff haematologist at Westmead Hospital and the Director of VELiM (University of Sydney).
Her other research interests include women’s health, quality of life and the psychosocial impact of specific health issues, particularly menopause, premature menopause and infertility.
Lesley’s current research is mainly centred on her PhD work, although her involvement in other projects includes coordinating a program of support for the culturally and linguistically diverse Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) students within the faculty; and assessing the efficacy of lecture podcasts for nursing students.
She currently delivers lectures focused on ‘the ethics of nursing research’ and ‘the ethics approval process’ to pre-registration and post-registration Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing students within the faculty.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (2009) Premature menopause: exploring the experience through on-line communications. Nursing & Health Sciences.
Boughton MA & Halliday LE (2008) Challenging the stereotypes of premature menopause: young Australian women’s reflections of ‘being diagnosed’. Journal of Health & Social Care in the Community, 16(6), 565-572.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (2008) The moderating effect of death experience on death anxiety: implications for nursing education. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 10(2), 76-82.
Boughton MA & Halliday LE (under revision). Home alone: patient and carer uncertainty surrounding discharge with continuing clinical care needs. Contemporary Nurse.
Boughton MA, Halliday LE & Brown L (under review). Evaluating a program of support for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) graduate entry Master of Nursing students. Nurse Education Today.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (under review). Uncertain (in)fertility after treatment for haematological malignancies: a literature review. Cancer Nursing.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (in preparation). Interviewing sensitive topics: Face to face versus telephone interviews.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (in preparation). “I wish someone would have warned me”: expectations of menopause portrayed through on-line communications.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (accepted). The lived experience of ‘uncertain (in)fertility’ after haematological malignancy in young women. Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) fall conference “Mothering and the Environment: The Natural, The Social, and The Built” 22–25 October 2009, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (accepted) The lived experience of ‘uncertain motherhood’ after haematological malignancy in young adulthood. The fifth Australian International Conference on Motherhood, 2–4 July 2009, University of Queensland, Australia.
Halliday LE & Boughton MA (2008) The lived experience of ‘uncertain motherhood’ after haematological malignancy in young adulthood. Poster accepted for presentation at the ‘From Cell to Society Conference’, Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia, November 2008.
Halliday LE (2008) Life after cancer: living with uncertain fertility. Presented at the 2008 Postgraduate Research Seminar, University of Sydney, Australia, 16 June 2008
Boughton MA, Brown L, Lawler J & Halliday LE (2007) The culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) student population in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: identification of related issues and strategies to enhance the student learning experience. Presented at the Ed Health Conference, Terrigal, NSW, Australia
Brown, L., Boughton, M.A., Lawler, J. & Halliday, L.E. (2007). Developing a tailored program of support for students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Presented at the Ed Health Conference, Terrigal, NSW, Australia
Jones G (2005) Examining eye movements in insight problem solving. Paper presented at the 14th Annual meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, September 2005, Leiden University, Netherlands (Research Assistant)