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Dr Mark Taubert

Dr Mark Taubert

Clinical Director, Consultant Physician & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

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Email
taubertm@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Velindre NHS Trust

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Work:

  • National Chair Advance Care Planning Strategy Group
  • Byw Nawr Live Now Coalition clinical lead
  • Harvard Medical School GCSRT programme faculty
  • Welsh End of Life Care Board
  • NHS Bevan Commission Fellow
  • BMJ Group Editor - Supportive & Palliative Care

Writing, Media & Bringing Palliative Care to wider public attention:

Articles in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Quillette, Chicago Tribune, The Times, The Independent, The Big Issue, BBC News & HuffPost UK 

Interviews and media appearances include BBC Horizon We Need to Talk About Death, ITV's BAFTA winning Hospital of Hope, Fox News, BBC Radio 4.

Cultural collaborations, to start conversations about palliative care, include a West End show in London's Soho Theatre, entitled "The Colours" & a National Theatre Wales' production "As Long As The Heart Beats".

Two recordings about palliative care for the BBC Radio 4 /British Library Listening Project in 2019 and 2020.

A touring classical music string quartet composition featuring Mark reading a letter, premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music

Awards:

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Mark is a palliative care consultant and senior lecturer. He founded TalkCPR.com, and has a national lead role to improve public understanding on topics relevant to care in the last years of life and at the extreme ends of medicine. He has given a Ted Talk on why subtleties in language and wording remain critical in modern healthcare. He writes for international newspapers like the Washington Post, where his op-ed ended up being a top pick for 2019. Mark took part in a BBC Horizon programme alongside Kevin Fong, and has also done extensive media work with television, theatre and radio. He has talked about medical topics at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at Hay Literary Festival and was recently featured on the BBC's Listening Project.

A few years ago he had a brief brush with fame, when his posthumous letter to David Bowie, which discussed the importance of good end of life care, went viral online and in global newsrooms. The letter has been made into a touring classical music composition which was aired on BBC Radio 3, and has been publicly read by the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jarvis Cocker, in locations including New York, London, Hay-on-Wye, Edinburgh and Berlin.

Media reportage:  CNN   The Guardian   BBC World  El Mundo    Billboard   Himalayan Times  NME   Rolling Stone  Western Mail  BBC Radio 4   Edinburgh Fringe  Wales Deanery    Hay Festival Podcast   BBC Fortunately Podcast Guardian Universities Section  Wales Online

Author: The Guardian   Washington Post    Huff Post UK   BMJ   Hay Literary Fest International Writers  Quillette  Wales Online  Bevan Commission  BBC News Authored Articles  New Scientist

Letters of Note:

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Speaker engagements:

Plenaries and Keynotes at numerous healthcare, research, sociology and technology events. 

Public events: Tedx Talk Cardiff,  Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival Scotland,  Science Museum London "Medicine Lates",  Sorveiv Music Festival Norway,  Hay Literary Festival Wales, Celebrity Great Big Daffodil Grief Panel at Hospital Club, London

Teaching, Supervision & Education Projects:

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