- 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 currently in post as a Clinical Lecturer and speciality trainee in Palliative Medicine. 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 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical-academic posts as part of the Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) pathway.
I am the ‘Digital Technology’ Editor for the Palliative Medicine journal. In this role I produce podcasts to enable dissemination of the journals’ work to a wider audience. I provide external peer reviewer for several medical journals, including Palliative Medicine, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care and the BMJ. My 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. I have 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). I am a collaborator with Ariadne Lab’s (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA) ‘Serious Illness Care Programme’. Previosuly, I was the Deputy Chair to the British Medical Association (BMA) Joint Academic Trainee Sub-committee (2017). Most recently, I was appointed as the Digital Palliative Care lead in the NHS Royal Liverpool Hospital, Global Digital Exemplar programme and I have been appointed to the Oversight Group for the Academy of Medical Sciences public dialogue on patient data and new technologies.
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.