Researcher biography

Anthony G. Tuckett RN, MA (Applied Ethics), PhD is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland (Australia), School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work and Program Lead, Master of Advanced Nursing. Anthony is an Associate Editor, Nursing Ethics (Sage) and sits on the Editorial Board, International Journal of Older People Nursing (Wiley). He is a Clinical Associate Professor (University of Virginia), an Affiliate Professor (University of British Columbia) and an Adjunct Professor (Yonsei University, South Korea).

Anthony undertakes health services research: the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviours affect access and quality of to health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities, and populations. His expertise is qualitative and evaluative research. In the field of health care ethics, he has recently written in the area of moral distress in residential and community aged care, penned a number of editorials reflecting on the older person in crisis and arguing why ethics matters in aged care. Anthony's primary contribution to ethics and the older person has been his study that examined truth-telling in aged care. His 'ethic of the fitting' work has since been developed into a book chapter for Ethics for the Professions (Wadsworth) and his truth telling work for Evidence Informed Nursing with Older People (Wiley Blackwell).

He is also a member, Global Citizen Science Research Network (Our Voice: Citizen Science for Health Equity, Stanford Medicine, Stanford University, CA).