Dr Deidre Morgan

Senior Lecturer Palliative Care

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (3.27)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

As an occupational therapist with 25 years clinical experience, Deidre has an indepth understanding of the public health system and the value and importance of clinical research that informs practical patient care. Her clinical and research focus is in palliative care and she has a particular interest in ways to optimise function at the end of life.

Deidre's research interests focus factors that optimise function for people with advanced disease and ways to measure meaningful clinical gains in this area. Deidre is an inaugural member of the Flinders University Research Centre in Palliative Care, Death and Dying and the founding chair of Australian Allied Health in Palliative Care (AAHPC). She is also a clinical research member of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) (UTS). Deidre has research collaborations in the USA and Europe and is a member of the European Association for Palliative Care occupational therapy palliative care taskforce and research collaborative which aims to devleop an international research agenda to evaluate the effectiveness of palliative care OT interventions.

Qualifications

PhD, The University of Melbourne (NHMRC Scholarship)                                                             

Master of Clinical Science (Occupational Therapy), Curtin University

Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care,Edith Cowan University

Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling, Kingsley College

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences

Honours, awards and grants

NHMRC Palliative Care PhD Training Scholarship

Nominated for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne

Key responsibilities

Academic Lead for Palliative and Supportive Care, Clinical Rehabilitation and Applied Gerontology

Topic Coordinator: Independent Inquiry in Palliative Care, Palliative Care in Aged care Settings, Neonatal and Paediatric Palliative Care

Teaching interests
  • Supporting development of fundamental research skills for health professionals, with a focus on palliative care and the end of life.
  • Supporting translation of knowledge and research into clinical practice
  • Educating allied health about the role and scope of AH assessment and interventions in palliative care
Topic coordinator
PALL9417A Independent inquiry for evidence-based practice
PALL9417B Independent inquiry for evidence-based practice
PALL9417 Independent inquiry for evidence-based practice
PALL8433 Neonatal and Paediatric Palliative Care
Topic lecturer
OCCT8004 Occupational Therapy evaluation and practice 2
PHYT9006 Complex case and advanced practice
Supervisory interests
Aged care
Allied health
Occupational therapy
Palliative care
Phenomenology
Qualitative, mixed methods and survey research
Rehabilitation
TeleHealth
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Palliative care (1)
Associate supervisor: Palliative care and occupational therapy (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Julie Brose

Vice Chancellor's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - MAR 2022

Raechel Damarell

Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication, CNHS - MAR 2022

Expert for media contact
Hospice care
Palliative care
Rehabilitation
Dignity at the end of life
Enabling agency and volition for those with incurable disease
Optimising function at the end of life, non pharmacological symptom management
Rehabilitation in palliative care
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Media expertise
  • Hospice care
  • Palliative care
  • Rehabilitation
Interests
  • Dignity at the end of life
  • Enabling agency and volition for those with incurable disease
  • Optimising function at the end of life, non pharmacological symptom management
  • Rehabilitation in palliative care