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 those 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), implementing care planning for people with dementia (2019-21), and the impact of COVID-19 on palliative care (2020-2021) . 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