Associate Professor Grant Davies started his career as a registered nurse in general and radiation oncology settings and in acute palliative care units. In the mid-1990s he assisted in the development of Queensland’s palliative care policies, Queensland’s health outcomes and the impacts of newly emerging guardianship legislation. He moved to Melbourne in late 1999 to take up a position with the Victorian Department of Human Services undertaking similar work. He commenced work in the Office of the Federal Commissioner for Complaints in early 2001 and stayed during its change into the Federal office of the Aged Care Commissioner where he was Investigations Manager.
In October 2009, he commenced in the Office of the Health Services Commissioner as Deputy Commissioner was appointed Acting Health Services Commissioner on 1 January 2013 and became Health Services Commissioner on 1 October 2014 until February 2017 when he started as Director of Projects in Safer Care Victoria. He commenced as Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in South Australia in February 2018.
He joined the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD) at Flinders University in 2019.
He holds a Bachelor of Nursing (ACU), a Master of Arts (Research) (QUT) and a PhD (Melbourne) in applied ethics, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.