Colleen Cartwright

Professor & Director, ASLaRC Aged Services, Southern Cross University

Professor Colleen Cartwright is Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit at Southern Cross University. She took up her current position in 2005, after almost 20 years at the University of Queensland.

She has extensive teaching and research experience in ageing, ethics and medical decisions at the end of life, at national and international levels, with publications in major journals and a number of book chapters.

Professor Cartwright designed the Advance Health Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney forms that are part of the Queensland Powers of Attorney Act (1998) and regularly runs information and training sessions for community and health professional groups on ethical and legal issues relating to care at the end of life, including advance care planning, informed consent and capacity, issues for carers and the special challenges of caring for people with dementia.

Experience

  • 2005–present
    Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit, Southern Cross University

Education

  • 2004 
    The University of Queensland, PhD