Professor Catherine Walshe

Professor, Head of Department

Research Overview

My research expertise is in palliative and end of life care. I have two main research interests: the way that palliative care is provided especially within primary and community care settings; and the experience of symptoms at the end of life. Current or recent projects include thsoe examining the effectiveness of social action projects on quality of life at the end of life (2014-2016), peer mentors for those with advanced cancer (2015-2018), a trial of NAMASTE care (2016-2019) an evaluation of Cottage Hospice (2016-2019), evaluating an Age UK end-of-life care service (2017-19), evaluations of Macmillan Cancer Support services (2018-21), and implementing care planning for people with dementia (2019-21) . I am also interested in research methods and dissemination, and edit the journal 'Palliative Medicine'.