European Association for Palliative Care

Dr Cathy Payne

PhD, MSc, RD
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EAPC Research and Project Manager

ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3444-2387

Cathy is Research and Project Manager for the European Association for Palliative Care, based in Northern Ireland. She has worked within specialist palliative care since 2004, as a clinical dietitian, a lecturer and a researcher.

She is currently involved in the following EU research projects:

  • MyPal: Fostering Palliative Care of Adults and Children with Cancer through Advanced Patient Reported Outcome Systems https://mypal-project.eu/
  • ‘Palliative Sedation’ – The use of proportional palliative sedation for the relief of refractory symptoms. https://palliativesedation.eu/
  • DIAdIC: developing and evaluating two different psychoeducational interventions for the person with cancer and the family caregiver together https://diadic.eu/ 

Her research interests include palliative rehabilitation, cachexia, nutritional support, interprofessional working, eLearning. She created and co-hosts the Palliative Rehabilitation Facebook Group which has over 2900 members from across the world.