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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Dr Eleanor Wilson, Senior Research Fellow
Eleanor’s background is in social science and medical anthropology.
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.
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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.
Dr Sarah Goldberg, Associate Professor
Sarah has a professional background in nursing, which has informed her research interests in older persons’ care.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.