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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Qld, Griffith University

Ba Social Work
Master Palliative Care
GradCert Grief & Palliative Care Counselling

I am a qualified social worker and have a background in nursing. I specialise in palliative and end of life care, grief and bereavement.


  • –present
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Griffith University / Bereavement Coordinator, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, NSW Health , Griffith University


  • 2017 
    Notre Dame University, Perth, WA, PhD
  • 2012 
    Edith Cowan University, WA, Master of Palliative Care
  • 2008 
    University of Adelaide, SA, GradCert Grief & Palliative Care Counselling
  • 2002 
    Edith Cowan University, WA, Bachelor Social Work


  • 2018
    Use of point of care outcomes data facilitates quality improvement. , Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
  • 2018
    “You either need help…you feel you don't need help…or you don't feel worthy of asking for it.” Receptivity to bereavement support, Journal of Palliative & Supportive Care.
  • 2018
    “I’m tired of having to prove my husband is dead and I’m not.” Dealing with practical matters in bereavement., Death Studies.
  • 2016
    A bereavement common assessment framework (B-CAF) in palliative care: Informing practice, transforming care. , American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • 2015
    Looking through the lens of Receptivity and its role in bereavement support: A Review of the Literature. , American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine