- PhD in Palliative Care, University of Liverpool, 2015.
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 2009.
- MBChB (with commendation), University of Liverpool, 2005.
I am a consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. I hold academic roles as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Liverpool), Research lead (Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool) and Research Scholar (National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North West Coast Clinical Research Network (CRN)). My PhD project involved the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to evaluate hydration in advanced cancer. For this work, I was awarded the 2014 Twycross Research prize of the Association of Palliative Medicine and received joint 3rd place for the Early Researcher Award of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC). I also won the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference prize on two occasions (2012 and 2014). Previously, I have completed a number of clinical-academic posts as part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) pathway.
I am the ‘Digital Technology’ Editor for the ‘Palliative Medicine’ journal (SAGE Publications). In this role I produce podcasts to enable dissemination of the journals’ work to a wider audience. I am the palliative care lead of the Liverpool Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme. My research interests includes (1) the evaluation of technology to support care for patients with advanced disease and (2) the use of clinically assisted hydration to manage symptoms. I have been shortlisted for the ‘Clinical Research Rising Star Award’ for the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2019.
Media articles related to current projects:
Hydration in advanced disease
- Improving the approach to end of life care (University of Liverpool)
- Marie Curie Research Impact report (page 36)
- Coming full circle: Thoughts on winning the European Association for Palliative Care Early Researcher Award (EAPC blog)
Use of Technology in palliative care
- Podcasts can help global discussion of palliative care (University of Liverpool)
- AmiPal podcast
- Discussion of palliative care on Twitter is largely positive, and increasing (E-hospice article)
- Palliative care podcasts (Pallimed)
You can be a doctor video
- Starter grants for Clinical Lecturers, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2016.
- 1st place winner of oral presentation, Academic Clinical Lecturers Prize Presentation, University of Liverpool, 2015.
- Early Researcher Award 2015 (joint 3rd place), European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC), 2015.
- Twycross Research Prize, Association of Palliative Medicine (APM), 2014.
- Winner of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference Prize, 2014.
- Winner of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference Prize, 2012.
- The John M Leggate Trophy, Liverpool Medical School, University of Liverpool, 2005.
- Caroline Elliott award, University of Liverpool, 2003.