Prof Jennifer Abbey

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Jennifer Abbey has retired.

Professor Jenny Abbey was a Foundation Director of one of the three National Dementia Collaborative Research Centres established under the Australian Government's National Dementia Initiative and was Queensland's first Professor of Nursing (Aged Care) holding a joint appointment between Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Prince Charles Hospital. She is the author of the Abbey Pain Scale, the pain scale most widely used in Australian Residential Care facilities to assess pain for people with dementia who are unable to verbalise their needs in a meaningful way. Most of her research work has been in the field of palliative care needs of people with dementia.