International Observatory on End of Life Care

Welcome to the International Observatory on End of Life Care.  We aim to conduct high quality cutting edge research and provide innovative educational programmes to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family carers.

  • Excellent research = patient and carer focused research drawing from clinical and social science perspectives to contribute to end of life care knowledge, theory and practice.
  • Innovative education = to prepare and inspire future leaders in palliative care research and practice.
  • Partnership for impact = working closely with local, national and international health and social care communities to create practical and academic impacts from our research and education. 


Contact Us

If you would like to speak to a particular person, select "Staff" from the tab menu above, where all current members of staff can be found.

For all other questions, please contact one of the members of staff below, who will be happy to help:

Catherine Walshe
International Observatory on End of Life Care
Division of Health Research
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Furness Building
Lancaster University
Tel: (0)1524 510124
Email: Catherine Walshe

Jan Lyons
PA/Secretary to Professor Sheila Payne
Address as above
Tel: (0)1524 593309
Email: Jan Lyons

Anthony Greenwood
Information Officer
Address as above
Tel: (0)1524 594976
Email: Anthony Greenwood