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.
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I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Care at Lancaster Medical School. I am also the Research lead for Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool and a former Research Scholar for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North West Coast Clinical Research Network (CRN)). Clinically, I am an Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care at the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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 UK Association for Palliative Medicine and received joint 3rd place for the Early Researcher Award of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). I also won the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference prize on two occasions (2012 and 2014).

My research interests include (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 am the podcast Editor for the ‘Palliative Medicine’ journal (SAGE Publications). In 2020, I was awarded the Churchill Fellowship. In this Fellowship I will travel to the Netherlands and the USA to research digital health innovations in palliative care.

Media articles related to current project

Hydration in advanced disease

Use of Technology in palliative care

Listen to me talk about my research as part of the research scholars programme

You can be a doctor video


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