Dr Paul Taylor


Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

St Luke’s Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

+44 114 222 0840

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Dr Paul Taylor
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am a Palliative Medicine physician working at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, having 6 years of consultant experience.  During specialist training, I completed a PhD in Health Sciences at Hull and York Medical School, which was awarded in 2012.

I moved to Sheffield in 2017 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer, to develop my own research interests and lead St Luke’s research strategy.  I divide my work between St Luke’s Hospice and the University of Sheffield, with additional support to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals when needed.

Research interests

My research interests include prognostication and clinical decision-making, particularly with respect to end of life care.  In addition to developing my own ambitions, I have worked with St Luke’s on their existing research portfolio, including EnComPaSS and project ECHO. 

I have collaborated with researchers nationally to support St Luke’s involvement with the £1.3m Yorkshire Cancer Research funded RESOLVE study, and the NIHR portfolio StOIC study, exploring management of opioid-induced constipation in cancer patients.

In collaboration with colleagues at ScHARR, I am undertaking research into Avoiding Emergency Admissions in Palliative Patients, funded by the Sheffield Health Care Challenges Collaboration.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Teaching interests
  • Teaching medical students as a consultant in Palliative Medicine; both clinically and lecture-based
  • Educational support and supervision to doctors in training; both foundation grade and specialist registrars
  • Providing multi-professional learning to clinical and non-clinical staff at St Luke’s
  • Supervision of Masters students as part of the ScHARR Masters in Clinical Research programme
Professional activities and memberships
  • Member and contributor to the Sheffield Palliative Care Research Network
  • Member of the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • On the General Medical Council Specialist Register