Nottingham Centre for the Advancement of Research into Supportive, Palliative and End-of-life Care (NCARE)
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Our researchers 

Professor Karen Cox, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Cancer and Palliative Care

Karen’s academic and research interests include information provision, decision-making and quality of life in relation to cancer treatment trials and palliative care.

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Karen's research investigates the experiences of patients and their families and examines how they deal with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

Email: Karen.Cox@nottingham.ac.uk 

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Dr Kristian Pollock, Principal Research Fellow

Kristian is interim lead of NCARE. She has a background in social anthropology and qualitative research and a long-standing interest in patient and public understanding and experience of health and illness. This includes an exploration of how the different kinds of knowledge held by patients and professionals are communicated in the course of medical consultations.

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Her current research interests include advance care planning, communication and information in healthcare, dementia, medicines management, end-of-life care, and death and dying. She is currently Research Ethics Officer for the School of Health Sciences.  

Email: Kristian.Pollock@nottingham.ac.uk 

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Dr Kathryn Almack, Principal Research Fellow

Kathryn’s research is primarily informed by sociological and qualitative perspectives, with particular interests in the dynamics and diversity of family and personal relationships and everyday relational lives towards the end of life.

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Kathryn has a background in community development work and maintains a commitment to research that can be drawn upon for policy and practice.

Email: Kathryn.Almack@nottingham.ac.uk  

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Dr Ruth Parry, Principal Research Fellow

Ruth worked as a physiotherapist, specialising in healthcare of older people and neurological rehabilitation, before developing expertise in social science based healthcare research.

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Ruth's work focuses on video-based observational studies involving healthcare communication about sensitive topics, including death and disability. 

Email: Ruth.Parry@nottingham.ac.uk

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Dr Glenys Caswell, Senior Research Fellow

Glenys has a professional background in social care and a doctoral degree in Sociology. Her research interests centre on the social context of dying and death in contemporary Britain.

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Glenys has a particular interest in the notion of the ‘good death’ and what role the accompaniment of the dying person by others plays in achieving this.

Email: Glenys.Caswell@nottingham.ac.uk  

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Dr Eleanor Wilson, Senior Research Fellow

Eleanor’s background is in social science and medical anthropology.

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Eleanor's research focuses on the provision of care for those affected by neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease, and how patients affected by severe and life-limiting illness and their family carers manage complicated medication regimes in the home environment. 

Email: Eleanor.Wilson@nottingham.ac.uk  

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Dr Wendy Archer, Research Fellow

Wendy is an applied sociolinguist whose teaching and research interests lie in the area of language in context and talk-in-interaction.

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Wendy joined NCARE in January 2016 to work on a three-year project exploring communication between allied health professionals and patients in palliative and end-of-life care.

Email: Wendy.Archer@nottingham.ac.uk  

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Dr Sarah Goldberg, Associate Professor

Sarah has a professional background in nursing, which has informed her research interests in older persons’ care.

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Sarah's interests lie particularly in relation to the prevention of falls in community settings and the hospital care of patients with dementia and cognitive impairment. 

Email: Sarah.Goldberg@nottingham.ac.uk  

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Dr Asam Latif, Clinical Academic Lecturer 

Health Education England / National Institute for Health Research Integrated Clinical Academic Lectureship Award Holder

Asam has a background in community and hospital pharmacy and continues to combine clinical practice with research, exploring ways of improving patient care.

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Asam’s research interests focus on the development and evaluation of medicines management services in community pharmacy, particularly for underserved communities.  

Email: Asam.Latif@nottingham.ac.uk  

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Ms Becky Whittaker, Assistant Professor, Palliative and End of Life Care

Becky is a registered nurse with extensive experience of working in a range of end-of-life care settings. She plays a core part in the development and delivery of palliative and end-of-life care across a range of curricula for undergraduate, masters and post-registration students.

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Becky's interests focus on the translation of research findings into teaching materials and resources. Becky is currently leading a project to evaluate a range of end-of-life care learning events being delivered across the East Midlands. 

Email: Becky.Whittaker@nottingham.ac.uk

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Dr Chris Bailey, Associate Professor

Chris has a keen interest in the experience of people with long term conditions and palliative and end-of-life care needs, and the work done by families and friends to provide care at home and in the community. He has a clinical background in nursing, specialising in cancer care.

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Chris’ primary research focus is on the role of volunteers in the support of family caregivers in palliative and end-of-life care. In the past, he has participated in studies of non-pharmacological interventions for breathlessness and other symptoms in lung cancer, and the treatment of older people with colorectal cancer, using a range of research methodologies, including in-depth interviews, structured assessments, systematic reviews and evaluations of complex interventions.

Chris is currently exploring implementation research as an approach to working with stakeholders to improve support for family caregivers. He has a particular interest in interpretative theory and textual analysis. 

Email: christopher.bailey@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Nottingham Centre for the Advancement of Research into Supportive, Palliative and End-of-life Care (NCARE)

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA


email: kristian.pollock@nottingham.ac.uk