Palliative and End of Life Care

Palliative CareThe Palliative and End of Life Care research group conducts multi-disciplinary research that informs practice and policy in palliative and end of life care both nationally and internationally.

We undertake high quality research to improve the quality of life of patients with life limiting illness and their family caregivers; to improve palliative care service provision and; to influence health policy.

The group has close links with NHS providers and hospices nationally and locally, and with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) within The University of Sheffield. We work closely with a range of international collaborators and academic institutions worldwide.

Research Expertise

We have specialist expertise in a range of methodologies including:

  • Qualitative research
  • Service evaluations
  • Mixed methods research
  • Co-production and service user involvement
  • Systematic review and evidence synthesis
  • Health economics
  • Oral history


Dr Clare Gardiner
Vice Chancellor's Fellow
The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
S10 2LA


Tel: 0114 222 2038


Tony Ryan

Dr Tony Ryan

Fiona Wilson

Dr Fiona Wilson

Clare Gardiner

Dr Clare Gardiner

Michelle Winslow

Dr Michelle Winslow

Jane Seymour

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Christine Ingleton

Professor Christine Ingleton