CarerHelp Project Team - CarerHelp

CarerHelp Project Team

Center for Palliative Care

Centre for Palliative Care

The Centre for Palliative Care is a department of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne. It supports research and education about palliative care and leads the project behind CarerHelp. The Centre for Palliative Care is responsible for the content of the website, and its CarerHelp team includes the following people:

  • Prof Peter Hudson (Director) RN, PhD
  • Kristina Thomas (Senior Research Fellow) PhD
  • Di Saward (Research Nurse/Project Officer) RN, GDipCanPallCar, MN(Res)
  • Alfreda Plazzer (Administration Officer)



CareSearch is a palliative care website based at Flinders University. It aims to provide online access to trustworthy information about palliative care to help all Australians. CareSearch is responsible for building and maintaining the CarerHelp website, as well as marketing for the project. The CarerHelp team from CareSearch consists of:

  • Prof Jennifer Tieman (Director)  BSc(Hons), MBA, PhD, FACHI
  • Eric Yang (Web Systems Manager, CareSearch Group) BSc, MSIT
  • Mariane Umali (Marketing Manager, CareSearch) BSc, PhD
  • Ella Beart (Marketing Assistant)

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney will be heading the evaluation of CarerHelp. This will be completed by Prof Deb Parker, who is highly experienced in palliative care teaching and research.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the peak body for unpaid carers in Australia, with groups in each of the nation’s states and territories. It contributes to CarerHelp by attending the National Reference Group, reviewing website content, and assisting with project promotion.