Julie Ling

MBA, PhD., MSc., BSc., RGN

Julie Ling has been CEO of the European Association for Palliative Care since January 2015.  Originally a nurse, Julie has worked in palliative care for over thirty years in both adult and children’s palliative care.  She has held a variety of posts in clinical care; management; research; policy and the voluntary sector.  

In July 2021, Julie was appointed as a Consultant – Technical Specialist on Palliative care at the World Health Organisation Europe.

Julie 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 Home page – MYPAL
  • ‘Palliative Sedation’ – The use of proportional palliative sedation for the relief of refractory symptoms. Home page – Palliative Sedation
  • DIAdIC: Dyadic Psychosocial Interventions for people with Advanced cancer and their Informal Caregivers Home page- DIAdIC
  • NursEduPal@Euro: Palliative Care Core Competencies and novel European matrix for educating bachelor-degree nurses Home page- nursedupal.eu
  • RESPACC: Research for all palliative care clinicians (RESPACC)
    Ref. no.: 2020-1-RO01-KA202-080128
  • EDUPALL: Translating International Recommendations into Undergraduate Palliative Care Curriculum Home page- EDUPALL (knowledge dissemination of completed project)

Julie has written and published on various aspects of palliative care, many in peer-reviewed journals.  Julie is also a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Palliative Nursing and a reviewer for several other palliative care journals.

Julie is currently chair of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance, a global palliative care organisation that lobbies and advocates for the provision of palliative care as part of universal health coverage.   She is also a member of the board of the Health Research Board, Ireland.