Trish Wilson - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Trish Wilson

Adjunct Industry Fellow

Trish Wilson is a registered nurse and midwife with qualifications in counselling and loss and grief studies. She spent eight years in the counselling team at the Wesley Hospital, which included supporting patients and families who were dealing with wellness, adversity and facing death. Trish lectured in the Loss & Grief program at the University of Queensland and also coordinated the University of Queensland Graduate Health Studies Program from 2002 until 2006. Since 2005, Trish has been in private practice as a grief counsellor, with much of her work focusing on supporting families who are faced with the death of a child. Trish currently serves as the Clinical Services Manager as part of the Bloomhill Cancer Care Management team.


Registered Nurse / Registered Midwife; Master of Health Studies Qld.; Bachelor of Counselling NE.

Research areas
  • Neonatal palliative care
  • Support services for prenatal loss
  • Holistic care models in palliative care
Teaching areas
  • Loss and grief
Key Research Publications

Wojcieszek, A, Shepherd, E, Middleton, P, Lassi, Z, Wilson, T, Murphy, M, Heazell, A, Ellwood, D, Silver, R & Flenady, V 2018, 'Care prior to and during subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth for improving outcomes', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 12. 10.1002/14651858.CD012203.pub2.

Meredith, P, Wilson, T, Branjerdporn, G, Strong, J & Desha, L 2017, 'Not just a normal mum: A qualitative investigation of a support service for women who are pregnant subsequent to perinatal loss', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17. 10.1186/s12884-016-1200-9.

Gardiner, P, Kent, A, Rodriguez, V, Wojcieszek, A, Ellwood, D, Gordon, A, Wilson, T, Bond, D, Charles, A, Arbuckle, S, Gardener, G, Oats, J, Erwich, J, Korteweg, F, Duc, T, Leisher, S, Kishore, K, Silver, R, Heazell, A & Flenady, V 2016, 'Evaluation of an international educational programme for health care professionals on best practice in the management of a perinatal death: IMproving Perinatal mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE)', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 16. 10.1186/s12884-016-1173-8.

Cadet, T, Davis, C, Elks, J & Wilson, T 2016, 'A Holistic Model of Care to Support Those Living with and beyond Cancer', Healthcare, 4. 88. 10.3390/healthcare4040088.

Meredith, P, Murray, J, Wilson, T, Mitchell, G & Hutch, R 2010, 'Can Spirituality be Taught to Health Care Professionals?', Journal of religion and health, vol.51. pp. 879-89. 10.1007/s10943-010-9399-7.

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