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Research themes

Our research is organised around three themes.

1. Rehabilitation/cachexia

Lead researcher

Professor Anthony Byrne

Director, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre; Thematic Lead, Cachexia and rehabilitation

This theme will continue to focus on methodologies and interventions related to restoration or maintenance of any aspect of patient function in the palliative phase.

Workstreams

  • physical activity/exercise
  • medical devices
  • nutritional intervention
  • pharmacological intervention
  • outcome measures.

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2. Patient experience

Lead researcher

Professor Annmarie Nelson

Professor Annmarie Nelson

Marie Curie Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care; Scientific Director, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre

Email:
nelsona9@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7473

Improving patient experience is a key aim for the NHS and healthcare organisations. By asking for, monitoring, and acting upon patient feedback, organisations are able to make improvements in the areas that patients say matter most to them.

Workstreams

  • mixed methodology
  • qualitative research
  • patient experience of research
  • models of consumer involvement
  • outcomes.

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3. Thrombosis

Lead researcher

Simon

Professor Simon Noble

Clinical Professor of Supportive and Palliative Medicine; Thematic Lead, Thrombosis

The prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a health priority embedded in Tier 1 Department of Health policy. The theme has established a network of interested clinicians and researchers through the development of the Thrombosis Research in Advanced Disease (TRAD) Alliance. This international alliance aims to develop a global approach to VTE research in advanced disease

Workstreams

  • patient experience of VTE in advanced disease
  • thrombophlyaxis in advanced disease
  • biological activity of drug intervention
  • natural history of VTEs in palliative care patients.