Luke Molloy

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Luke Molloy

Campus Head (Darlinghurst)

Education Centre, St Vincent, Darlinghurst Campus

+61 2 8382 4829 (phone)

Luke Molloy is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health.

Career summary

Research Themes

Luke's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. His research is focused on mental health nursing and mental health services.


Communication and Mental Health, Mental Health Nursing Practice, Research and Evidence-based Practice

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  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Services

Research Fields

  • Mental Health Nursing (111005)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)

Research Impact

  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) (920303)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)


Total publications


Journal Article

(10 outputs)
2016Cleary M, Lees DB, Escott P, Molloy L, 'Leadership and mental health recovery: Rhetoric or reality', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 pp. 267-269. ISSN 1445-8330 (2016) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12250 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cleary M; Lees DB


2016Molloy L, Lakeman R, Walker K, 'More Satisfying Than Factory Work: An Analysis of Mental Health Nursing Using a Print Media Archive', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37 pp. 550-555. ISSN 0161-2840 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2016.1189634 [eCite] [Details]


2015Molloy L, Walker K, Lakeman R, Skinner I, 'Ethnonursing and the ethnographic approach in nursing', Nurse Researcher, 23, (2) pp. 17-21. ISSN 1351-5578 (2015) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 26563927 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walker K; Skinner I


2014Molloy L, Brady M, Beckett P, Pertile J, 'Near-hanging and its management in the acute inpatient mental health setting', Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52, (5) pp. 41-45. ISSN 0279-3695 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20140110-01 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pertile J


2014Molloy L, Grootjans J, 'The ideas of Frantz Fanon and culturally safe practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35 pp. 207-211. ISSN 0161-2840 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.855854 [eCite] [Details]


2013Beckett P, Field J, Molloy L, Yu N, Holmes D, et al., 'Practice What You Preach: Developing Person-Centred Culture in Inpatient Mental Health Settings through Strengths-Based, Transformational Leadership', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, (8) pp. 595-601. ISSN 0161-2840 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.790524 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7


2013Holmes D, Molloy L, Beckett P, Field J, Stratford A, 'Peer Support Workers hold the key to opening up recovery-orientated service in inpatient units', Australasian Psychiatry pp. 282-283. ISSN 1440-1665 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1039856212475332 [eCite] [Details]


2012Lakeman R, Browne G, Emeleus M, Hurley J, McGowan P, et al., 'Denying the effects of psychiatric drugs on health is indeed a scandal', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21, (4) pp. 394-395. ISSN 1445-8330 (2012) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00851.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5


2012Molloy L, Field JG, Beckett P, Holmes D, 'PRN Psychotropic Medication and Acute Mental Health Nursing: Reviewing the Evidence', Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50, (8) pp. 12-15. ISSN 0279-3695 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20120703-03 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Field JG


2010Beckett P, Pile E, Nelder K, Yu N, Molloy L, 'The beginning of a new era: Promoting team and practice development through the use of facilitated planning days', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19, (S1) pp. A3. ISSN 1447-0349 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2012Molloy L, Grootjans J, 'Towards Cultural Safety within Mainstream Mental Health Services in Australia: Exploring the Application of the Theories of Frantz Fanon', Let's Learn Together, Let's Work Together: Challenges and Solutions for Transcultural Health and Social Care, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Kathleen Markey, Patricia White & Larry O'Connor (ed), Newcastle, UK, pp. 25-42. ISBN 1-4438-4082-3 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

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(1 outputs)
2011Molloy L, 'Binan Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health', Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association. Official Journal, 14, (2) pp. 23. ISSN 1440-3994 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
2016Kellehear K, Holmes D, Molloy L, 'Nurses, consumers and peer workers: sharing the knowledge to strengthen recovery', The MHS Conference 2016, 23-26 August, 2016, Auckland, New Zealand (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015Molloy L, 'How do you address Trauma in a busy Hospital setting?', So you want to change the world?, 7-8 May, 2015, Sydney, Australia (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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2014Chan A, Molloy L, Pertile JA, 'A pilot study: Nursing students' perceptions of the clinical learning environment during a fast-track nursing degree', Proceedings of the 15th National Nurse Education Conference 2014, 30 April - 2 May 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chan A; Pertile JA

2013Cronin PN, Molloy L, Chan A, Pertile JA, 'Nursing students' perceptions of the clinical learning environment during a fast-track nursing program', Teaching Matters: Open UTAS to the World, 28-29 November 2013, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 53. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cronin PN; Chan A; Pertile JA

2013Dehghani N, Molloy L, 'Longevity of Gatekeeper Traits gained through Training Programs in Youth Suicide Gatekeepers - A Systematic Review', World Congress of International Association for Suicide Prevention, 24-28 September 2013, Oslo, Norway, pp. 66. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Dehghani N, Molloy L, McCann DE, 'Do you remember how to save a life?: Longevity of gatekeeper traits gained through training programs in youth suicide gatekeepers - A systematic review', The National Suicide Prevention Conference, 24-26 July, Melbourne, pp. 24. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McCann DE

2013Molloy L, Walker KN, Lakeman R, Ellis IK, 'Regarding Ethnonursing: Possibilities and Tensions of the Ethnographic Approach in Nursing', Transcultural Nursing Society 39th Annual Conference, 23-26 October 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico, pp. 107. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walker KN; Lakeman R; Ellis IK

2012Molloy L, Grootjans J, 'Failings in Australia's Mental Health Services and the Ideas of Franz Fanon', Cultural Studies Association of Australia Annual Conference, 4-6 December 2012, University of Sydney, NSW, pp. 107-108. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Molloy L, Grootjans J, 'Towards Cultural Safety Within Mainstream Mental Health Services in Australia: Exploring the Application of the Theories of Frantz Fanon', 2nd European Transcultural Nursing Association conference abstracts, 30th June - 1st July 2011, Limerick, Ireland, pp. 72. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Molloy L, 'When care isn't caring: Mainstream mental health services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people', Leadership and practice development in health: Quality and safety through workplace learning Conference Proceedings, 18th -19th March, Hobart, pp. 79. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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(1 outputs)
2012Molloy L, 'The Mental Health Nurses Experience of Providing Care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clients in Acute Inpatient Units' (2012) [Masters Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



NARGS - Improving patient outcomes: establishing best practice in relation to the use of seclusion and PRN medication in an acute inpatient mental health facility (2010)$4,050
University of Tasmania ($4,050)
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
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University of Tasmania
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