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Life-limiting conditions and dying in the community


The Unit’s research focuses on the experiences of living and caring for people with life-limiting conditions in the community. Our work moves between primary and specialist palliative care and uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore the clinical and social issues of dying. We collaborate closely with Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull, local ICSs, and hospital trusts. We are also a co-founding unit for BRHUmB; Building a Research Hub for Palliative Care in Birmingham and the West MidlandsLink opens in a new window – an initiative that links us to palliative care researchers across the region.

Current projects:

Recently completed research includes:

To learn more about this research theme contact the research theme lead,

Dr John MacArtney

John dot MacArtney at warwick dot ac dot uk

Warwick Industrial Fellowship - PhD Studentship Opportunity.

This 3.5 year PhD studentship provides a unique opportunity for a promising social or health science researcher to undertake research aimed at influencing the future of palliative care services. The student will investigate the relationship between wider ideas of society and healthcare as complex and how palliative care understands itself as addressing people’s ‘complex needs’.

The PhD is supported and part-funded by Marie Curie. Please click hereLink opens in a new window for further details and application.

Deadline for applications: 27th May 2022

Interview date: 13th June 2022 (morning) - not 9th June as previously advertised.