Jed is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of the Centre of Evidence-based Practice for Healthcare Policy. Jed has a strong clinical background in gerontology and medical-surgical nursing. He is an experienced nurse academic, who has worked in the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia. Jed’s teaching areas include gerontology and aged care nursing. Jed’s research focuses on age-friendly communities, ageing and health, cardiovascular health of migrant populations, nursing policy and workforce issues. Jed developed the curriculum for the Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability course during his time in Australia.
Jed’s reputation and expertise in nursing and gerontology research resulted to various professional organisations’ national committee appointments. Jed served as a member of the Nursing Council of New Zealand Registrant and Education Quality Committee. He was also the chairperson of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Nursing Research Section and was an executive committee member of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology. In Australia, Jed was an executive committee member of Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)- NSW Chapter and also served as the Deputy Chair of the Healthy Ageing Faculty of the Australian College of Nursing.
In September 2016, Jed received the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO)-Young Nurse of the Year Award, a national award that celebrates the exemplary work of nurses in the younger age group. The award recognised his early-career contribution to gerontology nursing and research. In September 2018, Jed is one of the only 26 nurses selected from applicants all over the world, to participate in the Global Nursing Leadership Institute Policy Programme hosted by International Council of Nurses. In January 2021, Jed was awarded a Policy Program Fellowship by Australian College of Nursing- to undertake a policy project on the role of nurses in end-of-life care for older Australians in aged care settings.
Recently, Jed has been awarded ‘Distinguished Educator in Gerontology Nursing’, an international recognition awarded by the prestigious National Hartford Centre in Gerontological Nursing the US, which builds upon the legacy of The John A. Hartford Foundation, which represents the gold standard of excellence in gerontology. The award recognises Jed’s contribution to teaching and undertaking research in gerontology nursing.
Jed led an international team for projects commissioned and funded by the World Health Organisation, one project aimed to review community-based age-friendly interventions and programs as part of the WHO and UN Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030 initiative. Jed has written and published several research papers on influence of culture to health, transitions, adjustments and acculturation experience of older immigrants into the mainstream societies. Jed is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Australasian Journal on Ageing.