Tessa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Primary Care who is supervised by Dr Stephen Barclay and Dr Robbie Duschinsky. Her PhD will explore older, frail peoples’ experiences of caring for a spouse who is at end of life. For the last three years Tessa has worked with the Te Ārai Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Tessa’s most recent research has centred on older people’s experiences of loneliness and social isolation. Tessa holds a BA Hons (1st class) in History and a BA in History and Political Philosophy, both from the University of Auckland. Tessa has support from the Woolf Fisher Trust to study for her PhD at the University of Cambridge.
Tessa’s research interests include: Palliative and end of life care, gender, family caregiving, research with older people, frailty, community care, feminist theory and qualitative methodologies
Morgan, T, Williams, LA, Gott, M. (2016) A Feminist Quality Appraisal Tool: exposing gender bias and gender inequities in health research, Critical Public Health. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2016.1205182
Morgan, T, Williams, LA, Trussardi, G, Gott, M. (2016). Gender and family caregiving at the end-of-life in the context of old age: A systematic review, Palliative Medicine, 30 (7): 616-24. DOI: 10.1177/0269216315625857
Fryer, S, Bellamy, G, Morgan, T, Gott, M. (2016) “Sometimes I’ve gone home feeling that my voice hasn’t been heard”: a focus group study exploring the views and experiences of health care assistants when caring for dying residents, BMC Palliative Care, 15 (78).
Gott, M, Moeke-Maxwell, T, Morgan, T, et al. (2016) Working bi-culturally within a palliative care research context: the development of the Te Ᾱrai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group, Mortality, 22(4). DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2016.1216955
Williams, L, Gott, M, Moeke-Maxwell, Tess, Black, S, Kothari, S, Pearson, S, Morgan, T, Wharemate, R and Hansen, W. (2017) Can digital stories go where palliative care research has never gone before? A descriptive qualitative study exploring the application of an emerging public health research method in an indigenous palliative care context, BMC Palliative Care, 16 (46). DOI: 10.1186/s12904-017-0216-x
Tessa will be supervised by Dr Stephen Barclay and Dr Robbie Duschinsky. Tessa has continuing links to the Te Ārai Palliative and End of Life Research group at the University of Auckland: https://tearairesearchgroup.org/