Amara Nwosu




  • PhD in Palliative Care, University of Liverpool, 2015.
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 2009.
  • MBChB (with commendation), University of Liverpool, 2005.


Dr Amara Nwosu is a Clinical Lecturer and speciality trainee in Palliative Medicine. His PhD project involved the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to evaluate hydration in advanced cancer. For this work, Dr Nwosu 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). He also won the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference prize on two occasions (2012 and 2014). Previously, Dr Nwosu was appointed to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical-academic posts as part of the Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) pathway.

Dr Nwosu is the ‘Digital Technology’ Editor for the Palliative Medicine journal. In this role he leads the development of podcasts to enable dissemination of the journals’ work to a wider audience. Dr Nwosu provides external peer reviewer for several medical journals, including Palliative Medicine, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care and the BMJ. Dr Nwosu’s research interests includes the evaluation of technology to support care for patients with advanced disease and exploring the use of clinically assisted hydration to manage symptoms. Dr Nwosu has completed visiting research fellowship with USA academic organizations fellow to St. Louis University, Missouri (2003) and the ‘Dana Farber Cancer Institute’, Harvard Medical School, Boston (2012). He is a collaborator with Ariadne Lab’s (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA) ‘Serious Illness Care Programme’. Dr Nwosu is the Deputy Chair to the British Medical Association (BMA) Joint Academic Trainee Sub-committee (2013-present). Most recently, Dr Nwosu is the Digital Palliative Care lead in the NHS Royal Liverpool Hospital, Global Digital Exemplar programme and has been appointed to the Oversight Group for the Academy of Medical Sciences public dialogue on patient data and new technologies.

In the long term Dr Nwosu aims to develop an international reputation for conducting high-quality research, which is influential to global healthcare policy and improves care for people with serious illness.

Media articles related to current projects:

Hydration in advanced disease

Use of Technology in palliative care

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