Professor Jennifer Tieman

Matthew Flinders Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research expertise

As our population ages and patterns of disease change, there is an increasing demand for palliative care and the need for greater community awareness about death and dying. This is the focus of my research.

Research expertise

As our population ages and patterns of disease change, there is an increasing demand for palliative care and the need for greater community awareness about death and dying. This is the focus of my research.

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Professor Jennifer Tieman is a Matthew Flinders Fellow and the inaugural Director of the Research Centre in Palliative Care, Death and Dying. She was the inaugural Dean Research of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

As Director and Chief Investigator of the CareSearch project she is responsible for a national palliative care resource supporting health professionals in all settings of care and those affected by the need for palliative care, namely, patients, their families, carers and friends. The project team undertakes research on knowledge retrieval and knowledge dissemination and investigates approaches that encourage the use of evidence in health, particularly in palliative care and end of life care. CareSearch celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 .

Her work has led to the establishment of a specialist bibliometric research group, Flinders Filters, which she leads. Professor Tieman oversaw the development of a major new resource for aged care, www.palliaged.com.au which makes available the evidence to guide care at the end of life for older Australians.

Professor Tieman is part of the research leadership for the following national projects:

  • Advance: Looking at initiating palliative care and advance care planning in general practice

  • ELDAC: Providing palliative care and advance care planning resources to aged care nationally

  • End of Life Essentials: e-learning opportunities and resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.

She is a Chief Investigator for the NHMRC awarded Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care and leads their knowledge translation stream.

Qualifications
  • PhD
    Investigating barriers to accessing online palliative care
    Awarded 2011
  • MBA
  • BSc(Hons)
  • Fellow, Australasian College of Health Informatics (FACHI).
Honours, awards and grants

The Dying2Learn MOOC won the Innovation in Palliative Care award at the 2017 Palliative Care Australia conference.

Key responsibilities
  • Design, delivery and evaluation of national palliative care and aged care resources
  • Development of strategeic research projects to support quality end of life care
  • Management of grant funded research teams specilaising in online knowledge management and palliative care
Research expertise
Clinical sciences
Health services research
Library and information systems
Public health and health services
Research interests

Professor Tieman leads a team of over 20 researchers and project staff. This research work focuses on palliative care, evidence and translation, health informatics, and aged care.

Current research projects

  • CareSearch Project 2017-2020
    Director and Lead Investigator: Tieman JJ
    Continuation of the CareSearch website and functionalities and the Dying2Learn MOOC

  • Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care 2013-2018
    Yates P, Mitchell G, Currow D, Eagar K, Edwards H, Gardner G, Willmott L, Bonner A, Clark R, Tieman J
    The CRE ELC brings together four leading research centres in end of life care and establishes strategic links with leading investigators in chronic disease, health economics and legal and ethical issues

  • End of Life Directions (ELDAC) 2017-2020
    Consortium: QUT, Flinders University (CareSearch), UTS, ACSA, LASA, CHA, AHHA, PCA
    ELDAC aims to improve palliative care provision and advance care planning for older Australians in residential aged care and home care.
Teaching interests

Working with national colleagues, Professor Tieman led the design and conduct of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on death and dying. Over 3,000 people have enrolled for this course.

The Dying2Learn MOOC won the Innovation in Palliative Care award at the 2017 Palliative Care Australia conference.

Rawlings D, Miller-Lewis L, Collien D, Tieman J, Parker D & Sanderson C 2017 Lessons Learned from the Dying2Learn MOOC: Pedagogy, Platforms and Partnerships Educ. Sci. 2017, 7, 67; doi:10.3390/educsci7030067

Supervisory interests
Evidence based implementation
Health informatics
Palliative care
Palliative care in aged care
TeleHealth
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Telehealth (1), Palliative Care (2)
Associate supervisor: Bereavement (1), Telehealth (1), Palliative care (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Aged care (1)
Associate supervisor: Telehealth, Advance Directives (1), Palliative Care (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Information technology
Palliative care
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Media expertise
  • Information technology
  • Palliative care
Further information

Our new Research Centre in Palliative Care Death and Dying explores the universal experience of death and dying and champions the contribution of palliative care to the person, the health professional and the health system

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