UNSW Scientia PhD Candidate (2021 -estimated date of completion 2024)
Master of International Public Health
Bachelor of Nursing
Ebony is an early career researcher and has come from a background of emergency and practice nursing with a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of older adults. She has extensive experience in geriatrics assessment and gerontology research.
Ebony has been working at UNSW since 2015, holding a combined research and teaching role in the School of Population Health since 2018. Her research has focused largely on a program of research aiming to reduce avoidable hospitalisations and unnecessary treatments to improve the end-of-life experience for frail older adults, caregivers and clinicians, with a team led by Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona (https://swscs.med.unsw.edu.au/project/validation-cristal-criteria-screening-and-triaging-appropriate-alternative-care). Her research has had an impact at both a national and international level. In 2021, Ebony and Dr Magnolia Cardona jointly wrote, collected and collated a book which is a collection of real life stories from families, patients and clinicians encouraging and normalising end-of-life discussions () . She also leads a program of research around frailty and ageing through the lifecourse within both Indigenous and non-Indigenous older adult populations, with a strong focus on frailty identification and screening in older populations to improve health outcomes within tertiary, primary care and in the community setting. Ebony is the co-lead of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Theme at the School of Population Health. She uses mixed methods to aid in the translation of research into clinical practice.
Ebony is a Lecturer in the School of Population Health, and is the Master of Public Health Stream Convenor of the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Specialisation and convenes two postgraduate stream defining courses. Ebony also delivers regular lectures in the undergraduate Medical Program. Ebony completed her Masters of International Public Health at UNSW in 2013, and in 2020, Ebony received a UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship and is currently undertaking her PhD at UNSW with her research focusing on frailty and dementia throughout the life course.
1. Winner, Paper of the Year Award 2016
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