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Ya-Ling Huang

MNurs(Cancer Nursing), PhD(QUT)


Faculty of Health

07 5589 3790
Gold Coast Campus B7.47, Gold Coast
Ya-Ling Huang


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Dr. Ya-Ling Huang has her Masters and PhD in Nursing, and is a registered nurse in Australia and overseas. She is a teaching and research academic, Faculty of Health (Nursing Discipline) at the Southern Cross University and a visiting research fellow at the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) as well as an adjunct research fellow at the Griffith University with various experiences in clinical, education and research.


Her research interests focus on clinical research in acute care settings and research evidence-based practice. She has been involved in research projects which have attracted more than a quarter of a million in research grants and award as a principal and associate investigator. Her research focuses on Acute Care (Emergency; Respiratory), Sub-acute Care (Palliative; End of Life; Chronic Care), Vulnerable Populations (Older People; Cultural and Linguistic Diversity), Research Evidence-based Practice, Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research and Cultural and Social Aspects.

Community engagement

She has engaged in a number of services. This includes but not limited to multicultural network, GCHHS; emerging research alliance, GCHHS; reviewer for peer-review journals; nursing and midwifery professional recognition program (NMPRP) portfolio reviewer and advisory group, GCHHS; Gold Coast Health Research Week Committee.


She has worked as a research coordinator and clinical nurse researcher (emergency department) at the GCHHS and has successfully mentored clinicians and nursing students in clinical research and published in peer-review journals. She is qualified as a Principal Supervisor for Higher Degree Research Candidates, Faculty of Health. She has supervised 10 Master of Osteopathic Medicine Students towards completion of their research projects. She is currently supervising Higher Degree Research Students.

Unit Development and Unit Assessor

Undergraduate Course

  • NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2 (Southern Cross University)
  • NURS1005 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Southern Cross University)
  • NURS2010 Acute Care Nursing (Southern Cross University)


Undergraduate Course

  • NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2 (Southern Cross University)
  • NURS2010 Acute Care Nursing (Southern Cross University)
  • HSNS264 Integrated Nursing Practice 2 (University of New England)
  • HSNS362 Transforming Nursing Practice 1 (University of New England)
  • HLTH104 The Context of the Health and Community Services (University of New England)

Postgraduate Course

  • HLTH500 Foundations of Inquiry in Health and Social Care (University of New England)
  • HLTH501 Methods for Inquiry in Health and Social Care (University of New England)
  • 7021NRS Research Evidence and Practice (Griffith University)

Outstanding Awards

2023 The Awards for Research Excellence: Inspiring Researcher, Southern Cross University

2023 Scholarship Award, National Multicultural Health and Wellbeing Conference

2022 Best full research presentation award, Gold Coast Health Research Showcase

2019 Award of Registered Nurse Expert Level, Nursing and Midwifery Professional Recognition Program (NMPRP), Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

2018 Certificate in recognition of putting the community first, Gold Coast University Hospital

2016 Certificate of achievement award in recognition of valuable contribution to respiratory ward, Gold Coast University Hospital

2015 Excellence in supporting learning recognition award: recognition of outstanding contribution to undergraduate nursing student learning, QEII Jubilee Hospital

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