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About us

Cardiff Team

Our research aims to directly improve the care and experience of patients and their carers in the advanced stages of illness.

We want to help people live as well as they can for as long as they can, with the focus on symptom control and quality of life.

Our research spans all areas of palliative and supportive care. This includes cancer and non-cancer conditions, and the care of patients from diagnosis of a life-limiting condition through treatment, until death, or past cure to the late effects of treatments.

Who we are

We are based within the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, with direct links to the Cardiff Centre for Trials Research. Our location allows us to link in not only with Marie Curie and hospices but also with academic and clinical colleagues across the UK, and with research groups with a wide range of interests.

We are also members of the Welsh Government funded Wales Cancer Research Centre. We lead on the Palliative and Supportive Care research theme and Patient and Public Involvement within this Centre. We work with a range of professionals including:

  • oncologists
  • nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • sports scientists
  • psychologists
  • lab scientists
  • statisticians
  • IT specialists.

Since our inception in 2010 we have attracted over £11m of external funding, bringing inward investment into Wales and creating new research posts.