Professor Jennifer Tieman is a Matthew Flinders Fellow and CareSearch Director. She was the inaugural Dean Research of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
As Director and Chief Investigator of the CareSearch project she is responsible for a national palliative care resource supporting health professionals in all settings of care and those affected by the need for palliative care, namely, patients, their families, carers and friends. The project team undertakes research on knowledge retrieval and knowledge dissemination and investigates approaches that encourage the use of evidence in health, particularly in palliative care and end of life care. CareSearch celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 .
Her work has led to the establishment of a specialist bibliometric research group, Flinders Filters, which she leads. Professor Tieman oversaw the development of a major new resource for aged care, www.palliaged.com.au which makes available the evidence to guide care at the end of life for older Australians.