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Sheila Payne

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I am a health psychologist with a background in nursing. I hold the Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies and I am the Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom. I am the Director of the Cancer Experiences Collaborative which is a large five-year-long partnership between researchers at five UK universities, (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, and Southampton), a number of clinical organisations (including the four largest hospices in England, leading cancer centres and Help the Hospices), and service user representatives. I also have honorary visiting chairs at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. I have a long track record in palliative care research and scholarship. My research agenda focuses on palliative and end-of-life care for older people and bereavement support. I have been awarded a number of major research grants and I have supervised over 22 PhD students. I have extensive experience of teaching on research methods and I have published widely in academic and professional journals, and written eleven books.

I have served as Vice President of the European Association of Palliative Care since 2007. During this time I have established two new Task Forces; on Family Carers and on the Role of Psychologists in Palliative Care (with Saskia Junger). I have been a proactive supporter of the work of the EAPC and was a member of the Scientific Committees of the Congresses in Vienna (2009), Glasgow (2010), Lisbon (2011) and Trondheim (2012). It has been a privilege to contribute to the development of palliative care at an international level. I believe that my expertise and enthusiasm for promoting research and policy development can help to enhance the work of the EAPC.



Sheila Payne

Help the Hospices
Chair in Hospice Studies
International Observatory on End of Life Care
Institute for Health Research
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT-UK
Tel: 00441524593701
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