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 PhD is Director, Postgraduate Coursework (PGCW) [Nursing, Midwifery] 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 member of the Editorial Board, Korean Journal of Gerontological Nursing (KJGN). Anthony is a Member, Panel of Assessors, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

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.

Dr Tuckett is currently undertaking Citizen Science research: relying on volunteer or amatuer scientists to co-create and co-design research projects (human-centered design). The approach means the Citizen Scientists collect and analyse their data; determine their needs and propose solutions to them; then advocate for change by bringing their findings and solutions to the policy people and government officials who can get the job done.

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

Project Pantry Market Day

The PPMD study used the Our Voice citizen science framework. Data were collected in August 2018. This study enacted a novel collaborative and partnership model, Our Voice citizen science methodology. Using smart technology and a uniquely designed application (app.), older people as citizen scientists recorded their perceptions of the features in and around their Project Pantry Market Day at a local community centre, for the purpose of determining its strengths and weaknesses in meeting the needs of the Project Pantry members; and to empower members to give their voice to what Project Pantry might look like into the future. A sample of thirteen citizen scientists aged 50 years or older captured 127 photographs and recorded attendant audio commentaries. Using the Stanford University citizen science framework, the citizen scientists discussed, coded and synthesize their data, and used their findings to advocate for change. Changes to their market day to improve its processes and impact focused on: food items, how the market day flowed and, needs/wants. Results suggest that empowered older people as citizen scientists can change their food security status, reinforce the power of social connection and offer real-world advice on how a Project Pantry Market Day ought to look like into the future.

BRAE Walks 2017 Project

This BRAE Walks 2017 study used the Our Voice citizen science framework. Our Voice is a citizen science-driven community model for health promotion and addressing health equity. Our Voice conceptualises citizen science by the people whereby they document their physical environment, code and synthesize their data, and use the findings to advocate for change. Data were collected from January to March 2018. To discover aspects of the built environment, members of the Burnie Brae (Chermside, Queensland, Australia) Centre, as citizen scientists, walked around Burnie Brae and a park adjacent to the community centre. During these walks, the citizen scientists used the Stanford Healthy Neighbourhood Discovery Tool (DT) application on a tablet. This app is designed to record GPS-tracked walking routes, take photographs and record audio narratives. In this project, the DT allowed the citizen scientist to photograph and record geocoded narratives about the surrounding built environment (neighbourhood features) and building access points they perceived impacted walking or accessing their centre. OUTCOME: Citizen Scientists were responsible for the Councillor for Northgate, Adam Allan, instructing action be taken (and actions were taken) by his Council Parks Team, the Transport Planning and Strategy Branch, and the Field Services Team to repair and/or improve surrounding parklands, footpaths and roadways to better facilitate physical activity (walking) in their local neighbourhood.


  • 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

  • Burston, Adam, Estefan, Andrew and Tuckett, Anthony (2019). Practical ethical decision-making. In Margaret McAllister (Ed.), Empowerment strategies for nurses: developing resilience in practice 2nd ed. (pp. 85-103) New York, NY USA: Springer.

  • 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.

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision