Professor Catherine Walshe


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 those evaluating an Age UK end-of-life care service (2017-19), evaluations of Macmillan Cancer Support services (2018-21), implementing care planning for people with dementia (2019-21), the impact of COVID-19 on palliative care (2020-2021), the experiences of those receiving immunotherapy (2022-24), and establishing a palliative care research network across NWC England (2021-23) . I am also interested in research methods and dissemination, and edit the journal 'Palliative Medicine'.

Mapping illness trajectories for people with advanced cancer receiving immunotherapy treatment: a mixed methods study to identify something about need and health service input?
01/04/2022 → 31/03/2024

Developing palliative and end-of-life care research partnerships and capacity in the North West Coast of England
01/01/2022 → 30/06/2023

CRN: Palliative and End of Life Care Research Partnerships
01/07/2021 → 31/08/2021

Rapid evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic response by palliative and end of life care: national delivery, workforce and symptom management (CovPall)
20/04/2020 → 19/04/2021

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast
01/10/2019 → 30/09/2024

Manchester Macmillan Supportive and Palliative Care Programme
29/05/2019 → 30/06/2021

Scaling up the Family Carer Decision Support Intervention: A transnational effectiveness-implementation evaluation
01/04/2019 → 31/03/2022

To evaluate the Macmillan 7-day Specialist Palliative Care Advice and Assessment Programme, Greater Manchester
30/08/2018 → 07/09/2020

Tender: To evaluate the Age UK End of Life Pathfinder
09/10/2017 → 31/03/2019

The Namaste Care intervention to improve the quality of dying for people with advanced dementia living in care homes: A realist review and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trial
01/12/2016 → 31/03/2019

Using participatory action research to advance hospice care
01/11/2016 → 31/03/2019

Peer support to maintain psychological wellbeing in people with advanced cancer: A feasibility study for a Randomised Controlled Trial.
05/10/2015 → 04/10/2018

Evaluation End of Life EoL Social Action Fund
06/11/2014 → 30/06/2016

Immunotherapy and Palliative Care Trajectories (IMPACT): a mixed methods study mapping illness trajectories for people with advanced cancer receiving immunotherapy treatment to identify palliative care need.
01/01/1900 → …

  • International Observatory on End of Life Care