Jennifer Abbey serves as Honorary Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Honorary Research Fellow at Menzies Institute, UTAS, and a Professional Member of the South Australian Guardianship Board. She is a Registered Nurse (UK) B Ed (Nursing), University of New England. She received a Ph.D. degree from Deakin University. Moreover, Abbey is an Accredited Reviewer at Joanna Briggs Institute. Professor Abbey was Foundation Director of one of the three National Dementia Collaborative Research Centres established under the Australian Government’s National Dementia Initiative and was Queensland’s First Professor of Nursing (aged care) holding a joint appointment between Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Prince Charles Hospital. She is the author of the Abbey Pain Scale, the pain scale most widely used in Australian Residential Care facilities to assess pain for people with dementia who are unable to verbalize their needs in a meaningful way. Most of her research work has been in relation to the particular palliative care needs of people with dementia. Jenny now sits on the national Ministerial Dementia Advisory Committee, the South Australian Guardianship Board, consults to the aged care industry and holds adjunct academic positions in Brisbane, Hobart, and Adelaide.
Biography Updated on 24 January 2012