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

Our researchers

Professor Rowan Harwood

Rowan is the NCARE Centre lead. He is a Professor of Palliative and End of life care, and Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine.

He is interested in applied health research based around 3 themes: 1) epidemiology of old age and the aetiology of disabling disease and mental health conditions 2) health status measurement 3) development and evaluation of complex healthcare interventions


Professor Kristian Pollock

Kristian 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.


Dr Sarah Goldberg, Associate Professor

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

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.


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.


Danai Theodosopoulou

Danai Theodosopoulou has a background in social work and brain and mind sciences. 

Her research concerns person-centre care for people living with dementia. Her current research interests include evaluation of healthcare interventions, personalised music interventions, and participatory research approaches, through qualitative methods



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