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Melanie Bayly PhD RaDAR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Mel graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a PhD in psychology, in the Culture, Health, and Human Development program. She is interested in health-related research and program evaluation, and her research spans a variety of topics. For her PhD (supervised by Dr. Pamela Downe), Mel examined women’s experiences with pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering, and in particular how different childbirth-related options and experiences are understood morally. Mel is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the RaDAR team at the University of Saskatchewan, whose mandate is to strengthen dementia care and support in rural settings. Mel’s postdoctoral work involves a scoping review of the supports and education available for people with dementia and caregivers in rural areas, an investigation of well-being for people aging alone with cognitive impairment, and the evaluation of RaDAR’s Rural Primary Health Care Dementia Model from the perspectives of patients assessed for dementia and their families. Mel is passionate about both teaching and research, and has training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.


Fletcher-Hildebrand, S., Lawson, K., Downe, P., & Bayly, M. (Accepted Feb 2021, in press). The role of motherhood schemas and life transitions in reproductive intention formation. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. doi:10.1080/02646838.2021.1892044

Bayly, M., O’Connell, M. E., Kortzman, A., Peacock, S., Morgan, D., & Kirk, A. (2021). Family carers’ narratives of the financial consequences of young onset dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. doi:10.1177/14713012211009341

Elliot, V., Morgan, D., Kosteniuk, J., Bayly, M., Froehlich Chow, A, Cammer, A., & O’Connell, M.E. (2021). Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in rural areas: A scoping review. PLOS ONE, 16(1): e0244976. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244976

Peacock, S., Bayly, M., Gibson, K., Holtslander, L., Thompson, G., & O'Connell, M. (2021). Development of a bereavement intervention for spousal carers of persons with dementia: The Reclaiming Yourself tool. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 20(2), 653-671. doi:10.1177/1471301220909604

Kosteniuk, J., Morgan, D., Elliot, V., Froehlich Chow, A., Bayly, M., Watson, E., Innes, A. (Accepted August 2020; in press). A scoping review of multiple transitions across care settings among individuals with dementia. Canadian Journal on Aging.

Peacock, S., Bayly, M., Duggleby, W., Ploeg, J., Pollard, L., Swindle, J., Jung Lee, H., Williams, A., Markle-Reid, M., & McAiney, C. (2020). Women’s caregiving experience of older persons living with Alzheimer disease and related dementias and multiple chronic conditions: Using Wuest’s theory. SAGE Open Nursing, 6, 1-11. doi:10.1177/2377960820974816

Williamson, L., Bayly, M., Poncelet, E., & Lawson, K. L. (2020). “It’s just one step in the right direction”: A qualitative exploration of undergraduate student perceptions of #MeToo. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 19(1), 11-24. doi:10.3138/cjhs.2019-0036

Bayly, M., Morgan, D., Froehlich Chow, A., Kosteniuk, J., & Elliot, V. (2020). A scoping review of dementia-related education and support service availability, accessibility and use in rural areas: Barriers and promising solutions. Canadian Journal on Aging, 39(4), 545-585. doi:10.1017/S0714980819000564

Campbell, D., Bayly, M., & Peacock, S. (2020). Provision of resident-centered care by nurse practitioners in Saskatchewan long-term care facilities: Qualitative findings from a mixed methods study. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 13(2). doi:10.3928/19404921-20191022-02

Morgan, D., Kosteniuk, J., O’Connell, M., Kirk, A., Stewart, N., Seitz, D., Bayly, M., Froehlich Chow, A., Elliott, V., Daku, J., Hack, T., Hoium, F., Kennett-Russill, D., Sauter, K. (2019).  Barriers and facilitators to implementation of a rural primary health care intervention for dementia. BMC Health Services Research, 19:709. doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4548-5

Gibson, K., Peacock, S., & Bayly, M. (2019). Qualitative examination of emotional and social changes from diagnosis to bereavement for caregivers of persons with dementia. BMJ Open, 9:e031423. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031423

Bayly, M., Morgan, D., Kosteniuk, J., Elliot, V., Froehlich Chow, A., Peacock, S., McLean, A., & O’Connell, M. E. (2019). Protocol for a systematic review on interventions for caregivers to persons with MCI and early dementia: Does early stage intervention improve caregiver wellbeing and ability to provide care? BMJ Open, 9:e028441. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028441

Froehlich Chow, A., Morgan. D., Bayly, M., Kosteniuk, J. & Elliot, V. (Published online March 2019). Collaborative approaches to team-based primary health care for individuals with dementia in rural and remote settings: A scoping review. Canadian Journal on Aging, 38(3), 367-383. doi:10.1017/S0714980818000727

Bayly, M., & Downe, P. (2018). “Most often people would tell me I was crazy”: Defending against deviance ascribed to alternative birth choices. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 9(2), 25-44. Retrieved from https://jarm.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jarm/issue/archive

Elliot, V., Morgan, D., Kosteniuk, J., Froehlich Chow, A., & Bayly, M. (2018). Health-related stigma of neurological disease in rural adult populations: A scoping review. Health and Social Care in the Community 27:e158-e188. doi:10.1111/hsc.12694

Bayly, M., Forbes, D., Blake, C., Peacock, S., & Morgan, D. (2018). The development and implementation of dementia-related integrated knowledge translation strategies in rural home care. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 18(2), 29-64. Retrieved from https://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php/RNO

Forbes, D., Blake, C., Bayly, M., Peacock, S., Hawranik, P., & Innes, A. (2018). Integrated knowledge translation strategies that enhance the lives of persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 18(1), 209-238. doi:10.14574/ojrnhc.v18i1.512

Peacock, S., Bayly, M., Gibson, K., Holtslander, L., Thompson, G., & O’Connell, M. (2018). The bereavement experience of spousal caregivers to individuals with dementia: Reclaiming self. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 17(1), 78-95. doi:10.1177/1471301216633325

Williamson, L. E., Sangster, S. L., Bayly, M. K., Gibson, K. A., Lawson, K. L., & Clark, M.D. (2017). A needs assessment on addressing environmental health issues within reproductive health service provision: Considerations for continuing education and support. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 8(4), e65-e73. Retrieved from https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/index

Gelech, J., Bayly, M., & Desjardins, M. (2017). Constructing robust selves after brain injury: Positive identity work among members of a female self-help group. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.  doi:10.1080/09602011.2017.1308872

Peacock, S., Sethi, B., Williams, A., Duggleby, W., Bayly, M., Swindle, J., Markle-Reid, M. (2017). Caring for older adult spouses with multiple chronic conditions: Challenges, rewards, and coping strategies. The Canadian Journal on Aging, 36(2), 209-222. doi:10.1017/S0714980817000095

Sangster, S., & Bayly, M. (2016). “Anarchists”, “naturalists”, “hippies”, and “artists”: Beliefs about midwifery care and those who choose it. The Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice, 15(2), 38-46. Retrieved from http://www.cjmrp.com/home.

Lawson, K., Bayly, M., & Cey, E. (2013). Judgements regarding the acceptability of childbearing and parental fitness made towards women living with HIV. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 25, 676-679.  doi:10.1080/09540121.2012.748162

Rubin, J. E., Bayly, M. K., & Chirino-Trejo, M. (2010). Comparison of dog and rabbit plasmas in the tube coagulase test for Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 22, 770-771. doi:10.1177/104063871002200521