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Professor Mark Taubert

Professor Mark Taubert

Consultant in Palliative Medicine & Honorary Professor School of Medicine

School of Medicine

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

Overview

Work:

  • NHS Consultant and Clinical Director
  • Honorary Professor Cardiff University School of Medicine (since 2020)
  • National Chair Advance Care Planning Strategy Group
  • Byw Nawr Live Now Coalition clinical lead 2015-2019
  • Harvard Medical School GCSRT programme faculty
  • Welsh End of Life Care Board
  • Compassionate Communities Cymru
  • NHS Wales Bevan Commission Steering Group Member
  • RCGP & Partners EOLC Group 'What Matters Most' Charter
  • BMJ Group Editor - Supportive & Palliative Care

Public engagement work:

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

Appearances on BBC Horizon We Need to Talk About Death, ITV's BAFTA winning Hospital of Hope & numerous BBC Radio 4 programmes.

Cultural collaborations to promote awareness 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"

Featured on two palliative care themed recordings for the BBC Listening Project 2019 and 2020. A touring classical music string quartet composition featuring Mark reading a letter, premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music

Awards:

Biography

Mark is a palliative care consultant and professor at Cardiff University School of Medicine. 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 are 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 the Science Museum in London. He has featured on two BBC's Listening Projects.

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  The Times Hay Literary Fest International Writers Quillette Wales Online Bevan Commission BBC News Authored Articles New Scientist

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