Lesley Dunleavy

Research Associate, PhD student

Research Overview

My research interests reflect my clinical background in palliative and end of life care. Prior to commencing my post within the university, I have worked as a nurse for many years in specialist palliative care in a number of roles and settings. I am currently working on a 4 year European clinical trial assessing the impact of an advance care planning intervention on the quality of life of oncology patients. I have also commenced a part time PhD in Health Research and aim to focus on recruitment issues in palliative care research.

Advance care planning – a multi-centre cluster randomised clinical trial: the research protocol of the ACTION study
Rietjens , J., Dunleavy, L.J., Preston, N.J., Payne, S.A. 8/04/2016 In: BMC Cancer. 16, 8 p.
Journal article

Overcoming barriers to research in palliative care: results from a consensus exercise
Preston, N., Dunleavy, L., Rigby, J., Griggs, A., Salt, S., Parr, A., Payne, S. 06/2014
Meeting abstract

Overcoming the hurdles: setting up clinical trials in three UK hospices
Dunleavy, L., Griggs, A., Wiley, G., Hughes, M. 03/2011 In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 17, 3, p. 131-134. 4 p.
Journal article

Answering difficult questions
Ablett, J., Dunleavy, L., Nowlan, J. 2005 In: European Journal of Palliative Care. 12, 1, p. 16-17. 2 p.
Journal article