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Discussions with potential students are welcome re: aged care, discharge and transitional care, shared decision making and avoidance of low value care


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Jacqui is a Registered Nurse interested in aged care and chronic illness management. Jacqui completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 2017, thesis entitled ‘Improving older people’s experience in transitional care: co-design of TRANSITION’ for which she was awarded the HESTA Award for Research Scholarship for outstanding research scholarship by a domestic PhD student at the Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery. From 2008 to 2018, Jacqui taught at Deakin University in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in community health, research methods and chronic illness care. She commenced at Monash University in early 2019 and teaches in the undergraduate and post graduate programs.

Research interests

  • Aged Care
  • Chronic illness
  • Community health
  • Healthcare services
  • Post-doctoral research programs: transitional care for older people living with chronic illness; shared decision-making 

Community service

  • Australian Association of Gerontology, Vic Branc Committee
  • Australian College of Nursing, Chronic Disease Policy Chapter Committee
  • Public Health Association of Australia, Primary Health Care Special Interest Group Committee member
  • Sigma Theta Tau member

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Nursing, Diploma of Applied Science Nursing, Lincoln Institute

Award Date: 19 Mar 2026

Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University

Award Date: 31 Oct 2017

Higher education, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2010

Psychology, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology

Award Date: 30 Nov 2005

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Deakin University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2001

Social Theory, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 30 Nov 1996

Research area keywords

  • Transitional care
  • Shared decision-making
  • Community aged care
  • Avoidance of ow value healthcare


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