Associate Professor Aileen Collier

Associate Professor in Palliative Care and Aged Care Nursing

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Aileen has worked as a specialist palliative care nurse in a diverse range of settings in Scotland and New Zealand as well as Australia. Her research program is focused on safety, quality and equity of palliative care. She is passionate about building clinician's capacity in palliative and end-of-life care research. Aileen's research interests and teaching philosophy undergirds a commitment to her practical work, with moral and pragmatic questions always being anchored to clinical 'realities'. She is interdisciplinary in inclination and is an advocate of interdisciplinary research that brings together diverse disciplines in response to 'wicked' problems.


Bsc(Hons) Nursing

Post Graduate Diploma Palliative Care


Supervisory interests
Health communication
Health services research
Organisational communication
Palliative care
Palliative care in aged care
Participatory research methods
Qualitative research methods
Safety and quality of end-of-life care
Video reflexive ethnography
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: aged care (2)
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