Dr. Tessa Morgan is a Research Fellow in the Te Arai Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a member of the Palliative and End-of-Life Group and Applied Social Science Group at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests centre on family caregiving at end-of-life and older people’s experiences of social connection and loneliness. Tessa holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge from the Department of Public Health and Primary Care and a BA Hons (1st class) in History from the University of Auckland.
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., Duschinsky R., Barclay S. (2022) Dispensing care?: The dosette box as a low-fi technology within older people’s end-of-life caregiving practices Sociology of Health and Illness
Morgan, T., Duschinsky, R., Gott, M., Barclay, S. (2021) Problematising carer identification: A narrative study with older partner’s providing end-of-life care SSM Qualitative Research in Health
Morgan, T., Wiles, J., Williams, L., Gott, M. (2021): COVID-19 and the portrayal of older people in New Zealand news media Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(1), S127-S142.
Morgan, T., Carey, M., Gott, M., Williams, L., Egli, V., Anderson, N. (2021) More than mortality data: a news media analysis of COVID-19 deaths in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 16(2), 419-431.
Morgan T, Bharmal A, Duschinsky R, Barclay S (2020) Experiences of oldest-old caregivers whose partner is approaching end-of- life: A mixed-method systematic review and narrative synthesis. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0232401. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232401
Gott, M., Morgan, T., Williams, L. (2020) Gender and palliative care: a call to arms Palliative care and social practice 14: 1-15
Morgan, T., Wiles, J., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Black, S., Dewes, O., Park, H-J., Williams, L., Gott, M. (2019) Social connectedness: what matters to older people? Ageing and Society 41(5): 1-15.
Morgan, T., Wiles, J., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Black, S., Dewes, O., Park, H-J., Williams, L., Gott, M. (2019) ‘People haven’t got that close connection’: meanings of loneliness and social isolation to culturally diverse older people Ageing & Mental Health 24(10): 1627-1635.
Morgan, T, Williams, L., Gott, M., (2016) A Feminist Quality Appraisal Tool: exposing gender bias and gender inequities in health research, Critical Public Health, 27:2, 263-274
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