palliAGED is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Many others have contributed to its development. We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals, who have donated their time and expertise to the project:

Current palliAGED Advisory Group Members

The Advisory Group acts as a reservoir of knowledge, skills and networks for CareSearch. It provides a sounding board and an exchange point for promotion and linkage into constituencies.

  • Aleksandra Zivkovic, Policy & Project Officer, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), (FECCA Rep.)
  • Anne Meller, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Advance Care Planning, Prince of Wales Hospital (Advance Care Planning Australia Rep.)
  • Catherine Pigott, Project Manager Education, Austin Health, (Australian College Nursing Rep.)
  • Prof Deb Parker, Professor of Aged Care (Dementia), University of Technology Sydney, (Aged Care and Dementia Rep.)
  • Prof Dimity Pond, Professor of General Practice, The University of Newcastle, (RACGP Rep.)
  • Kelly Gourlay, National Policy Advisor, Palliative Care Australia, (PCA Rep.)
  • Dr Michael Chapman, Palliative Medicine Physician, Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, (ANZSPM Rep.)
  • Thomas McGill, Senior Policy Advisor, (Dementia Australia Rep.)
  • Nigel McGothigan, Member Advocate, Leading Age Services Australia Ltd, (LASA Rep.)
  • Prosper Sithole, Nurse Practitioner, Bupa Aged Care, (APNA Rep.)
  • Samantha Edmonds, Manager - Ageing and Aged Care Project, National LGBTI Health Alliance, (National LGBTI Rep.)
  • TBA, Aged & Community Services Australia, (ACSA Rep.)
  • Professor Jennifer Tieman, Matthew Flinders Fellow and CareSearch Director, (CareSearch Rep.)
  • Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, (CareSearch Rep.)

Review Group palliAGED Practice Tip sheets

As part of the consolidation of CareSearch RAC Hub and palliAGED a series of palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets were developed for aged care careworkers and nurses. Review of proposed content was undertaken by the following experts in 2018:

  • Carolyn Ashton, Palliative Care South East, VIC
  • John McMahon, Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), SA
  • Julianne Brisbane, Uniting, NSW
  • Karen Gregory, Resthaven Incorporated, SA
  • Marg Adams, Palliative Care Queensland, QLD
  • Nigel McGothigan, Leading Age Services Australia Ltd (LASA), ACT
  • Prosper Sithole, Bupa Aged Care Australia, VIC
  • Sharyn Speakman, Bushland Health Group Residential Aged Care Services, NSW
  • Robyn McLean, Benetas Eaglehawk, VIC
  • Roma Dicker, Flinders University, SA

palliAGED Website Development: Reviewers

  • Andrew Allsop, Silver Chain Group
  • Carolyn Ashton, Palliative Care South East
  • Dr Michael Bauer, La Trobe University
  • Natasha Boots, Carers SA
  • Erica Bostock, Eventide Homes Stawell Inc.
  • Julianne Brisbane, Uniting (NSW & ACT)
  • Dr Letitia Burridge, Griffith University
  • Maryann Curry, Estia Health
  • Samantha Edmonds, National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • Dr Elaine Fielding, Queensland University of Technology
  • Sarah Fox, Sydney North Primary Health Network
  • Helen Frazer, Department of Health
  • Jennifer Gavin, HammondCare
  • Prof Elizabeth (Liz) Halcomb, University of Wollongong
  • Dr Ann Harrington, Flinders University
  • Michelle Hogan, Helping Hand
  • Tracy Hojem, Yellow Door Care
  • A/Prof Rosalie Hudson, Rosalie Hudson & Associates
  • Alex Huntir, Palliative Care NSW
  • Peter Jenkin, Resthaven Inc.
  • Prof Claire Johnson, Monash University & Eastern Health
  • A/Prof Cindy Jones, Bond University
  • Kate Jurgens, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services
  • Brigitte Karle, Hammond Care
  • Prof Liz Lobb, Calvary Health Care Sydney
  • Nigel McGothigan, Leading Age Services Australia Ltd (LASA)
  • Lara McIntyre, BaptistCare Orana Centre & University of Newcastle
  • Sue McKechnie, Resthaven Inc. & Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Ageing, Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Robyn McLean, Benetas Eaglehawk
  • Jason Mills, Queensland University of Technology
  • Shyla Mills, Palliative Care Queensland
  • Prof Geoff Mitchell, University of Queensland
  • Delia Nauman, Nazareth Care
  • Prof Deb Parker, University of Technology Sydney
  • Neil Petrie, PRN Consulting & Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Prof Jane Phillips, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Lyn Phillipson, University of Wollongong
  • Prof Dimity Pond, The University of Newcastle
  • Prof Liz Reymond, Metro South Palliative Care Service QLD
  • Dr Christine Sanderson, Calvary Health
  • Sandy Scholes, Consultant Pharmacist
  • Prosper Sithole, Bupa Aged Care
  • Sharyn Speakman, Bushland Health Group Ltd
  • Kate Swetenham, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services (SAPS)
  • Paul Tait, Southern Adelaide Palliative Care
  • Kerry Whitlock, Uniting AgeWell


  • Norma Currie, Austin Hospital
  • Samantha Edwards, Department of Health
  • Susan Emerson, representing Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Ageing, Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Colleen Gibbs, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)
  • Jane Grigson, Helping Hand
  • Dr Christina Hagger, Flinders University
  • Dr Rory Howard, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • Dr Deidre Morgan, Flinders University
  • Lin Oke, Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA)
  • Michelle Sweidan, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited
  • Dr David Sykes, Dementia Australia Victoria
  • A/Prof Chris Toye, Older Persons’ Health Care, Curtin University

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