Dr Matthew Tieu

Research Associate

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Matthew's main areas of research are in health development and care across the life course, cancer survivorship, aged care, and dementia care.

He also has an interest in analytic philosophy, cognitive science and applied ethics, and has taught those topics here at Flinders University and previously at the University of Adelaide.

His book Self and Identity by Routledge was recently published and is available for order here.


BSc (Hons) - University of Adelaide
BA (Hons) - University of Adelaide
MA (By Research) - Univeristy of Adelaide
PhD - Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Key responsibilities

Research across Knowledge Translation and Fundamentals of Care (KT/FoC) and the Cancer Survivorship Program (CSP) at the Caring Futures Institute in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Teaching interests

My philosophy of teaching and learning is captured by Noam Chomsky's views here on what it means to be truly educated.

Topics I have taught:

PHIL1010 Mind and World

PHIL1030 Ethics and Power (formerly "The Individual and Society")

GOVT1003 Revolutionary Ideas: Political & Economic

PHIL2603 Cognition and Consciousness

Topic coordinator
PHIL1010 Mind and World
PHIL2603 Cognitiion and Consciousness
Topic lecturer
PHIL1010 Mind and World
PHIL2603 Cognition and Consciousness