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Dr Jason Mills is a Registered Nurse and Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University. A Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the Higher Education Academy, he has completed postgraduate studies in Health Promoting Palliative Care, Mental Health Nursing, Medical Anthropology, Positive Education, and Compassion Science. He is an Editor for Collegian, and Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Palliative Care. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing, and Palliative Care and Social Practice.

Jason was a founding member of the Compassionate Communities Network in 2011 - now the Australian/New Zealand chapter of Public Health Palliative Care International - and remains active as a member of the Queensland Compassionate Communities Advisory Group. Having studied compassion science at Stanford University, he is a Certified Compassion Educator and has taught Stanford’s flagship Compassion Cultivation Training program to build compassion literacy in health professionals and university students in Australia.

While Jason’s research to date has examined both workforce and community capacity in a public health context of palliative and end of life care, his current research interests include palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and enhancing quality of life for people living with life-limiting illness in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.