Craig Sinclair

Dr, BA BSc W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M709), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 309 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile


Graduated from UWA in 2004 with a BA/BSc. (Hons Psych.). Completed a PhD in Psychology at UWA in 2009, before moving to Albany in 2010 and taking up a research position in the Rural Clinical School of WA.

Future research

Future research projects include: continued work aimed at understanding the factors which influence the decision to engage in advance care planning, research into medical decision making and supporting legal capacity among older adults.

Funding overview

Research projects have been funded through the Rural Clinical School of WA, and the State Health Research Advisory Committee (SHRAC)

Previous positions

Research officer at Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (UWA) during 2009.

Current projects

Investigating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of targeted advance care planning interventions among patients with severe respiratory disease in a metropolitan tertiary hospital and in a rural setting.

Advance care planning in residential aged care facilities

Teaching overview

Supervising undergraduate medical students in Rural Health Research Option Units (RMED3401/3402 and RMED4401/4402)


Rural and remote health, cancer and palliative care, advance care planning, clinical practice improvement, rural mental health, health promotion, arts/health


  • Advance care planning
  • Palliative care
  • Ethics and law in end of life care
  • Online mental health resources
  • Qualitative research methods

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Research Output 2006 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Developing a Research Agenda for Adult Palliative Care: A Modified Delphi Study

Sullivan, R., Ugalde, A., Sinclair, C. & Breen, L. J., May 2019, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 22, 5, p. 480-488 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Perspectives of people with dementia and carers on advance care planning and end-of-life care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

Sellars, M., Chung, O., Nolte, L., Tong, A., Pond, D., Fetherstonhaugh, D., McInerney, F., Sinclair, C. & Detering, K. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Palliative Medicine. 33, 3, p. 274-290 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Advance Care Planning
Terminal Care
Decision Making
3 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence and correlates of advance care directives among older Australians accessing health and residential aged care services: Multicentre audit study

Detering, K. M., Buck, K., Ruseckaite, R., Kelly, H., Sellars, M., Sinclair, C., Clayton, J. M. & Nolte, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, e025255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Advance Directives
Advance Care Planning
Multicenter Studies

Professionals’ views and experiences in supporting decision-making involvement for people living with dementia

Sinclair, C., Bajic-Smith, J., Gresham, M., Blake, M., Bucks, R. S., Field, S., Clayton, J. M., Radoslovich, H., Agar, M. & Kurrle, S., 26 Jul 2019, In : Dementia. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
decision making

Projects 2013 2019