Dr Cathy Payne

PhD, MSc, RD

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 2600 members from across the world.