Dr Clare GardinerClare Gardiner

Senior Research Fellow

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA.

T: 0114 222 2038

E:  c.gardiner@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2015 as a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, undertaking a Fellowship project on the costs of palliative care in the last six months of life. I previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, before which I was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield.

I have been involved in palliative and end of life care research for over 8 years, and have published over 50 papers in peer review journals. I have been involved in a number of international research projects, totalling over £3 million of funding to date.


My research interests are in palliative and end of life care, and ageing and older people. I am particularly interested in research concerning economic aspects of palliative care, particularly the costs of family caregiving. I have further research interests in social isolation in the elderly, and interventions to reduce loneliness including befriending. I am currently working on a Fellowship project which explores the costs of palliative care in the last six months of life.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in research methods and palliative and end of life care. I currently supervise PhD students in the areas of palliative and end of life care.

Professional Activities

I sit on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Palliative Medicine. I have been a member of grant review panels for the University of Auckland. I review grants for a number of UK and international funding bodies. I am a reviewer for a number of academic journals in the areas of ageing and end-of-life care.

Current Projects

Gardiner C. The cost of dying: a mixed methods study to explore the costs of palliative care. University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship. 2015-2019

Gott M, Gardiner C et al. Can volunteer visiting services reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst older people? Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). National Science Challenge New Zealand. 2014-2015.

Goyder L, Ingleton C, Gardiner C et al - Integrate health technology assessment for evaluating complex interventions. INTEGRATE-HTA. European Commission. FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1. 2013-2015.

Journal articles