Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong, PhD

School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, NSW, Australia

Dr Sarah Jeong is a Registered Nurse and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia.

She has established her research expertise in social, ethical, and political issues pertaining to care for older people, especially related to Advance Care Planning (ACP), Palliative Care, End-of-life care, Dementia care, and Healthy Ageing across lifespan. The goal of her research is to help people ‘age well and die well’.

She has promoted ACP within the hospital, General Practice, Residential Aged Care Facilities and community. She has contributed to the development of standardised Advance Care Plans and education packages. She was successful for highly competitive NSW Ministry of Health Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 2 in 2017. The project is a quasi-experimental study which aims to address how ‘Advance Care Planning’ can be normalised into Local Health District practice in acute and community settings.

She has developed and sustained national and international multi-institutional partnerships. The results of her sustained research and teaching agenda have made a recognised impact on education, healthcare policy and service delivery in Australia, Korea, Japan, China, and Vanuatu.

With her innate ability of lateral and futuristic thinking Associate Professor Jeong envisages new area of scientific discoveries. She inspires, initiates and nurtures innovative and futuristic research culture that contributes not only to new scientific evidence but also to translation of evidence to policy and practice, but most importantly ‘Humanity’.

Terms of Appointment: September 2019 - August 2021