Researcher biography

Professor Jill Wilson is the Acting Head of School, and Director of Research in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Her research areas relate to the interface between policy and practice in the areas of aged care, substitute and assisted decision making, models of aged care, cognitive impairment and service models in disability, elder abuse, assets and ageing and end of life decision making. Her current research partners include the Public Trustee, the Public Advocate and Public Guardian, UnitingCare Queensland, and Cancer Councils in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

She has a long history of involvement in the governance of large non-government services and the establishment of services to meet emerging needs. She teaches in the areas of health and ageing, social work methods and field education.