Dr Monica Lydia Nebauer - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Associate supervisor


Dr Monica Nebauer is currently an Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University, following many years of working in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in Brisbane as Postgraduate Courses Coordinator/Advisor. Her PhD (Uni of Melb) was entitled: Providing care for people with dementia: Changing contexts and nursing practices; while her Master of Philosophy (Griff Uni) was entitled: A phenomenological study of elderly mothers' perceptions of the nature of the caregiving relationship with their adult daughters. Monica also has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) and a Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing Education) QUT).


Phone :0412091288 (Brisbane)
Email :monica.nebauer@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

dementia; aged care; medical/surgical nursing; ; spirituality; palliative care nursing; ; complementary therapies ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research/Approaches ; Phenomenology Ethnography ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

  • Art research in Catholic healthcare (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
  • An exploration of Healing Touch practitioners' experiences of spirituality (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


The fragmented story of pain: A saga of economic discourse and lack of holistic assessment in the residential care of older people., in Collegian (print version)

The food here is tasteless! Food taste or tasteless food? Chermosensory loss and the politics of under-nutrition., in Collegian (print version)


The caregiving journey for family members of relatives with cancer: How do they cope? , in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.