Professor Jennifer Tieman

Director, Knowledge and Implementation Hub & Professor, Palliative and Supportive Services

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences (W306)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Jennifer Tieman is a Matthew Flinders Professor and Director of the Research Centre in Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD).

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. Her work led to the establishment of a specialist bibliometric research group, Flinders Filters.

Professor Tieman is also responsible for palliAGED, a palliative care evidence and practice resource for aged care. She is Director of the Knowledge and Implementation Hub of a new aged care centre focused on growth and translation called ARIIA.

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

  • Advance: Supporting general practice and aged aged in addresing ACP, palliative care and dementia

  • CarerHelp: Supporting family carers caring for someone at the end of life

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

She was a Chief Investigator for the NHMRC awarded Centre of Research Excellence in End Of Life Care and is part of MRFF funded research team looking at bereavement and Covid19. She also led the development of the booklet, When someone dies in residential aged care.

  • PhD
    Investigating barriers to accessing online palliative care
    Awarded 2011
  • MBA
  • BSc(Hons)
  • Foundational Fellow, Australian Institute of Digital Health (FAIDH).
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
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

As part of palliAGED, team has developed a set of ten introduction modules for aged care nurses providing a gateway to training and understanding in palliative care symptoms and care issues. Over 20,000 people have completed at least one of these modules.

Supervisory interests
Evidence based implementation
Health informatics
Palliative care
Palliative care in aged care
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Bereavement (1)
Principal supervisor: Multimorbidity &Primary Care (1), Digital Health & Usability, Palliative Care & Pharmacy (1)
Associate supervisor: Telehealth, Advance Directives (1), Telehealth & Ethical Considerations (1), Palliative Care (2)
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Media expertise
  • Ageing
  • Information technology
  • Palliative care
Further information

Our 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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