Dr Cathy Payne

PhD, MSc, RD

Cathy is a Research and Project Officer for the European Association for Palliative Care and a Programme Manager for All Ireland Institute of Hospice and 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/
  • NursEduPal@Euro: Palliative Care Core Competencies and novel European matrix for educating bachelor-degree nurses
  • EDUPALL: Translating International Recommendations into Undergraduate Palliative Care Curriculum www.edupall.eu (knowledge dissemination of completed project)

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.