Professor of Nursing Aged Care (Dementia), University of Technology Sydney

Registered nurse specialised in aged care. For last 20 years have been working in research specifically in the area of palliative care for older people. I have a BA in Sociology/Psychology, a Masters of Social Science Research and a PhD in medical sociology.
I have received over $24 million in grant funding to understand and improve the palliative care needs of older people. I was the developer of the Palliative Approach Toolkit and was the national evaluator for Phase one of the $15 million program - Decision Assist.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2007 
    Flinders University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Palliative Care Nurses Australia
  • NSW Palliative Care Association
  • Australian Association of Gerontology