Meet the Project Team

The development of complex projects requires a wide range of expertise. The Advance Project Team is being led by HammondCare.

The HammondCare Project Team comprises:

Project Director

Josephine Clayton Josephine Clayton MBBS(Hons) FRACP FAChPM PhD
Professor Josephine Clayton is the Chair of the Advisory Group and the Project Director. She is a Palliative Care Physician working for HammondCare, based at Greenwich Hospital in Sydney; Professor of Palliative Care at the University of Sydney and Director of Research and Learning in Palliative Care, The Palliative Centre, HammondCare. She has extensive clinical experience in providing palliative care and discussing advance care planning with people with a variety of chronic and debilitating conditions. She leads a research program that aims to improve health professional/patient/family communication in order to enhance palliative and end-of-life care. She is currently contributing to various projects aimed at facilitating earlier consideration of advance care planning and/or palliative and supportive care. Josephine’s research has been published widely in leading international journals in palliative care and oncology, and translated widely into clinical practice. She has a strong interest in teaching communication skills relevant to the care of patients with life limiting illnesses.

Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant

Jon San MartinJon San Martin RN, BSN, BN (Graduate Entry), GCAdvNur, MACN
Jon is a registered nurse with experience working in residential aged care and the specialist palliative care service. Jon started his nursing career as a care worker in a retirement village before undertaking various roles as a registered nurse in aged care. As the clinical nurse educator in the palliative care unit, Jon led several quality improvement initiatives. He is a mentor for the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), was previously an Advance Care Planning facilitator with Decision Assist and a coach for the Person First, Dementia Second training. Jon is an Emerging Nurse Leader (ENL) for the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), and supports the Palliative Care Australia's advocacy and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Recommendation that dementia care and palliative care are core business in aged care. He is currently working at The Palliative Centre, HammondCare as the Clinical Nurse Consultant for The Advance Project.

Project and Evaluation Coordinator

Srivalli NagarajanSrivalli Vilapakkam Nagarajan BE CertIVTAA MEnggStud EdD
Dr Srivalli Nagarajan is the project coordinator and evaluation officer for the Advance Project, based at The Palliative Centre, HammondCare. She has a doctoral degree in education and more than seventeen years of cross-disciplinary teaching and research experience. She has managed several research and education-focussed projects in Allied Health, Education, ICT and Business sectors. She is a very experienced qualitative researcher and has published over twenty peer-reviewed full research papers. Srivalli has extensive project management experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders (industry, Government and University sectors). She has managed various grants and funded projects which achieved successful outcomes, including making direct contributions to policy development and refinements in allied health education and preparation of allied health students for work. Sri is also working as a Research Fellow in the Dementia Centre at HammondCare.

The CareSearch Project Team is responsible for the development of the website, and co-developed the General Practice elearning modules. The following people are developing these CareSearch resources:

Professor Jennifer Tieman Jennifer Tieman BSc(Hons), MBA, PhD
Professor Jennifer Tieman is a Matthew Flinders Fellow in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. As Director and Research Lead for two national palliative care resources, CareSearch and PalliAGED she is responsible for ensuring palliative care evidence is available for health professionals, aged care workers and people and families affected by the need for palliative care. The CareSearch project team undertakes research on knowledge retrieval and knowledge dissemination and investigates approaches that encourage the use of evidence in health, particularly in palliative care and end of life care. Jennifer is part of the consortium team delivering the ELDAC project. She is also research lead of a specialist research team, Flinders Filters, which is building the evidence around bibliometric retrieval and use.

Heather Grigg Heather Grigg Website Assistant, CareSearch
Heather Grigg is a Web Content Assistant for CareSearch, and manages content editing and data management for the project. Heather has extensive administrative experience in the legal and health systems, including a palliative care clinical research setting.


Page last updated 19 July 2022