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

Current research

Our research focus is not only on illnesses such as cancer, but reaches into traditionally under-served populations and under-researched areas. These include dementia, older people, neurological conditions and dying alone.

Explore our research

Bereaved male sitting in the dark with his head in hands

Experiences and perspectives of bereaved people

Ill patient in a wheelchair outside looking at the view

Exploring death and dying ~ in the UK

 
Female looking out of a window in dark gloomy conditions

Exploring social management of lone deaths

Close up of hands holding medication

Managing medications ~ at home

 
Close up of elderly person's hands holding a ball and being helped by a carer

Promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia

Young black person holding head in hands

Thinking ahead

 
Close up of the side of an elderly man's face

The VOICE study

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Exploring end of life decision making with patients with Motor Neurone Disease

 

Collaborators

University veterinary school

Professor Kristian Pollock and Dr. Eleanor Wilson are working alongside the university's veterinary school to supervise two students (one Masters of Researcher and one Doctoral student). These students are using qualitative interviews and surveys to explore issues around shared decision making and euthanasia of the horse.

University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit

Rowan Harwood and Kristian Pollock are co-supervising three PhD students in conjunction with the University of Cambridge

  • Ben Bowers - Kristian Pollock with Stephen Barclay 
  • Megha Majumbar - Kristian Pollock with Stephen Barclay and Claire Goodwin.
  • Sarah Hopkins - awarded the 2020 Dunhill/British Geriatrics Society fellowship - Rowan Harwood with Stephen Barclay and Mike Kelly

Using experience-based co-design to improve the impact of advance care planning on the quality of life and care of frail older people.

LOROS Hospice

Professor Christina Faull is working with Eleanor Wilson as part of her Anne McLaren Fellowship to Explore end of life decision making with patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) using home ventilation: The perspectives of patients and their families. (VentMND)

Thinking Ahead study https://www.loros.co.uk/thinkingahead/

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.

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

 

 

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

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


email: kristian.pollock@nottingham.ac.uk