Professor Jennifer Tieman

Professor and Director, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD), Flinders University


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 involved in the collaborations delivering the following national projects:

  • Advance: Supporting general practice and aged in addressing 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 is also active in digital translation projects facilitating the use of online evidence by individuals, teams and services.

  • PhD, Flinders University
    Investigating barriers to accessing online palliative care
    Awarded 2011
  • MBA, University of South Australia
  • BSc(Hons), Melbourne University
  • 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

Director, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying

KIH Director, Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

As Lead or Co-Lead of national research programs (CareSearch, palliAGED, ELDAC), she is responsible for

  • Design, delivery and evaluation of national palliative care and aged care resources
  • Development of strategic research resources and innovations to support quality end of life care
  • Management of grant funded research and research teams