Dr Anthony Tuckett

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 66787


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) 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).

Research Interests

  • Technology
    Use by healthcare workforce; application of smart technology via phone or ipad applications targeting older peoples physical activity in their lneighbourhood
  • Older persons and citizen science
    Population ageing issues including but not limited to physical activity and health; care of the older person and ethical issues; workplace and workforce qualitative evaluation in the context of the older persons and their care; built environment
  • Qualitative methods and methodology
    Theoretical underpinning: social constructionism, symbolic interactionism. Analysis: qualitative content analysis and thematic analysis. Methods: interview, focus group, journal/diary/researcher field note. Sampling., Community-based co-created Citizen Science relying on: citizens as research partners; citizen volunteer contributions; human-centered design
  • Nurses, nursing
    Profession issues including but not limited to education, workforce and workplace issues evaluating higher education, values and image

Research Impacts

A Mental Health Foundation National Inquiry (UK) Dementia – what is truth? Exploring the real experiences of people living with more severe dementia (September, 2014) Literature Review as part of ‘..Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) programme of work Reframing Dementia in the 21st century: challenging thinking and stimulating debate’.

The Nurses and Midwives e-cohort study N&MeCohort data is archived within the longitudinal studies data of the Australian data Archives. Data is available for any researcher following the ADA access protocols. In 2012 the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Research Committee requested access and analysed the N&MeCohort data to contribute to a report on nursing exit rates from the profession

The National Men’s Continence Awareness Project (NMCAP) and DARE for the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) Tuckett, A., Hodgkinson, B., Hegney, D., Paterson, J., & Kralik, D. (2011). International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 9, 81-96; (2010) JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8(30): 1202-1241. Effectiveness of educational interventions to raise men's awareness of bladder and bowel health: a systematic review. Contributed to Phase 3 DoHA National Continence Management Strategy. The National Men’s Continence Awareness Project (NMCAP) literature review informed the design of the National Men’s Health Ambassador Speakers’ Program resulting in 1,396 presentations across Australia to audiences of 55, 034

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) (Cambridge, MA) and Lucian Leap Institute (National Patient Safety Foundation, Boston, MA) Iedema, R., Allen, S., Britton, K., Piper, D., Baker, A., Grbich, C., Allan, A, Jones, L., Tuckett, A., Williams, A., Manias, E., Gallagher, T. British Medical Journal (2011). 343:d4423. Patient and family member views on how clinicians enact and how they should enact incident disclosure – the “100 patient stories” qualitative study.

Swiss Patient Safety Foundation and Australian Centre for Quality and Safety in Health Care and NHS Safety Agency Iedema R, Mallock N, Sorensen R, Manias E, Tuckett A, Williams A, et al. (2007).. Sydney: University of Technology, Sydney. Final Report: Evaluation of the Pilot of the National Open Disclosure Standard.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Arts, Queensland University of Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Australian Catholic University
  • Diploma of Applied Science - Nautical Sciences


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Featured Publications


  • Parker, Deborah, Clifton, Karen and Tuckett, Anthony (2010) Comprehensive evidence-based palliative approach in residential aged care: final report St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland; Blue Care Research & Practice Development Centre

  • Allen, Suellen, Britton, Kate, Chen, Any Yi-Chen, Iedema, Rick, Piper, Donella, Scheeres, Hermine, Sorensen, Ros, Elliott, Doug, Gallagher, Thomas, Baker, Andrew, Chapman, Ross, Dadick, Ann, Fitzgerald, Anneke, Sloan, Terry, Manias, Elizabeth, Williams, Allison, Dunn, Stewart, Jones, Liz, Watson, Bernadette, Tuckett, Anthony, Allan, Alfred, Grbich, Carol, Reynolds, Louise and Meyer, Samantha (2010) Final report: open disclosure research and indicator development including the '100 patient stories project' Broadway, NSW, Australia: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

  • Hegney, Desley, Parker, Deborah, Tuckett, Anthony and Eley, Robert (2008) Your work, your time, your life: report of results St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensand

  • Iedema, Rick, Manias, Elizabeth, Hegney, Desley, Tuckett, Anthony, Piper, Donella, Hor, Suyin, Mallock, Nadine, Williams, Allison, Sorensen, Roslyn, Brownhill, Sue, Perrott, Bruce and Scheeres, Hermine (2007) Evaluation of the National Open Disclosure Program: Final Report Brisbane, QLD, Australia:

Book Chapter

  • Tuckett, Anthony G. and Tolson, Debbie (2011). Truth-telling and the evidence. In Debbie Tolson, Joanne Booth and Irene Schofield (Ed.), Evidence informed nursing with older people 1 ed. (pp. 55-67) Oxford; Ames: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Tuckett, Anthony G. (2006). Anthony Tuckett. In David Vernon (Ed.), Men at Birth: Stories of Triumph, Power and Love from the Men and Women who Brought New Life into the World - and How It was Done (pp. 50-57) Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian College of Midwives.

  • Tuckett, Anthony G. (2002). An ethic of the fitting: A conceptual framework for nursing practice. In John Rowan and Samuel Zinaich (Ed.), Ethics for the professions (pp. 278-282) Belmont, California, USA: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Hetherington, Sharon, Henwood, Timothy, Keogh, Justin, Gardiner, Paul, Tuckett, Anthony and Rouse, Kevin (2017) Muscling Up Against Disability: Project report Chermside, QLD, Australia: Burnie Brae

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision