Professor David Currow


Associate Director (Research) Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre

Role at Hull York Medical School

David is a Professor, Palliative Care Research at Hull York Medical School, University of Hull and Associate Director (Research) of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre.


David Currow is Professor of Palliative Medicine at University of Technology Sydney, the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care, Flinders University and Associate Director (Research) at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, University of Hull, England. Research includes clinical trials, use of large datasets to understand better the impact of life-limiting illnesses on patients and caregivers, and codifying the evidence base underpinning palliative care. Research into chronic breathlessness is a particular area of expertise. Research funders include the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) and the National Institutes of Health (USA). 

He is the principal investigator for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) which has randomised more than 1850 palliative care patients across 21 sites to phase III symptom control studies, and supports an active international phase IV collaborative. These studies have been shown to directly influence clinical practice. He is a foundation partner in the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative (PCOC), an initiative to improve systematically clinical outcomes in palliative care.  

David has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and books. He is senior associate editor of Journal of Palliative Medicine and on the editorial boards of Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care and the Journal of Oncology Practice.

For more information please visit David's profile on the University of Technology Sydney website.