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Dr Mark Taubert

Dr Mark Taubert

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

School of Medicine

Email:
taubertm@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Velindre NHS Trust

Work:

  • National Chair for Advance Care Planning Strategy Group
  • Byw Nawr/Live Now coalition clinical lead
  • Harvard Medical School GCSRT programme faculty
  • Welsh End of Life Care board member
  • NHS Bevan Commission Senior Fellow
  • BMJ Group Editor (BMJ 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, HuffPost UK, & BBC News

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 include a West End show in London's Soho Theatre, entitled "The Colours" , National Theatre Wales' production "As Long As The Heart Beats" , being recorded for the BBC Listening Project and British Library and a classical music composition performed at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Speaker engagements:

Plenaries and Keynotes at numerous healthcare, research, sociology and technology events. Other events of interest:

Awards:

Projects:

Mark is a palliative care consultant and senior lecturer. Amongst other things, he founded TalkCPR.com, and has also given a Ted Talk on why language and wording is important in palliative care. He writes for international newspapers like the Washington Post and The Guardian on contemporary medical topics. 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 and at Hay Literary Festival and was recently fearured 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 covers the components of good end of life care, went viral on the internet and in global newsrooms. The letter has been made into a classical music composition which was aired on BBC Radio 3, and has been publicly read out by celebrities and drifters in locations including New York, London, Hay-on-Wye, Edinburgh and Berlin.

Media:  CNN     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

Writing: The Guardian   Washington Post    Huff Post UK   BMJ   Hay Literary Fest International Writers  Quillette  BMA 

Letters of Note:

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External profiles