Deb has over 30 years experience in Palliative and End of Life Care. Her background is in nursing (oncology and palliative care) and she has worked clinically in palliative care in hospice, community and hospital. Deb has previously been engaged with 3 Australian Commonwealth funded projects (2004-2017) and is now a Co-Lead Investigator on the End of Life Essentials project. Deb was an author and moderator on the very successful Dying2Learn Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
Deb is an academic and researcher in Palliative and Supportive Services in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences where she is Course Coordinator of postgraduate palliative care and a member of the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying. Deb's interests lie in dying in acute hospital, death doulas, bereavement rituals and compassionate communities.
BSc (Hons) Nursing, Grad Cert Education (Higher Educ), MPH
Rawlings, Devery, Tieman. Rapid review of best practice principles, processes, and prganiaitonal pre-requisites for delivering safe and high qulaity End-of-Life care in Aged Care and COmmunity Settings. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care ($84,436). 2021
Devery K, Rawlings D. End-of-Life Essentials for Acute Hospital Clinicians'. National Palliative Care Projects Grants, ($996,125) 2020-2023.
Rawlings, Tieman, Devery. Rapid review of the literature to inform an update to the National Consensus Statement. Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care. ($62, 078). 2020
Consortium member. Education and assessment for psychosocial and existential wellbeing in palliative care, David Kissane (lead). National Palliative Care Projects Grants, 2020-2023
Course Coordinator, Palliative Care & Palliative Care in Aged Care postgraduate program
Deb is a member of the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee
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