Dr Jamilla Hussain

MBChB(Hons.), BSc (1st), MSc by thesis, PGC, MRCP (Palliative Medicine)

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Role at Hull York Medical School

Jamilla is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.


Jamilla qualified in medicine in 2007 from the University of Manchester. During her undergraduate training she also completed an intercalated BSc in Psychology for which she designed, piloted and validated an instrument to assess the social skills of children. As part of her higher specialist training in palliative medicine in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery she commenced an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF). During her fellowship she completed an MSc by thesis for which she conducted a systematic review and qualitative synthesis of decision making in end-stage renal failure. This work built on her previous research comparing the survival of patients who chose dialysis versus those who chose conservative kidney management. Her NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship focussed on how best to minimise, handle and report missing data in palliative care randomised controlled trials.


Research interests include:

1. Missing data in palliative care randomised controlled trials

2. Palliative care in end stage renal failure

3. Palliative care in advanced neurological conditions


Patient and Health Care Professional Decision-Making to Commence and Withdraw from Renal Dialysis: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research. Hussain JA, Flemming K, Murtagh FE, Johnson MJ. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 May 5

A systematic review of strategies used to increase recruitment of people with cancer or organ failure into clinical trials: implications for palliative care research. Boland J, Currow DC, Wilcock A, Tieman J, Hussain JA, Pitsillides C, Abernethy AP, Johnson MJ. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):762-772.e5.

Managing pain in advanced illness. Hussain J, Neoh K, Hurlow A. Clin Med. 2014 Jun;14(3):303-7. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.14-3-303.

How to appraise a qualitative study. Gadoud A, Taylor P, Hussain JA.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 May;74(5):271-4.PMID: 23657022 [PubMed - in process]

Comparison of survival analysis and palliative care involvement in patients aged over 70 years choosing conservative management or renal replacement therapy in advanced chronic kidney disease. Hussain JA, Mooney A, Russon L.Palliat Med. 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 23652841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

End-of-life care in neurodegenerative conditions: outcomes of a specialist palliative neurology service. Hussain JA, Adams D, Campbell C  International journal of palliative nursing 19(4):162

Triggers in advances neurological conditions: prediction and management of the terminal phase. Hussain JA, Adams D, Allgar V, Campbell C BMJ Supportive and palliative care 2013 February 19. [Epub ahead of print]

How to appraise a randomized controlled trial. Hussain JA, Gadoud A, Taylor P.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Apr;74(4):218-22. No abstract available. PMID: 23571393 [PubMed - in process]

Supportive and palliative care for people with end-stage renal disease. Hussain JA, Russon L. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012 Nov;73(11):640-4. Review. PMID: 23147363 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Missing data from missing participants.  Johnson MJ, Hussain JA, Torgerson DJ, Bland MJ. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Dec;44(6):e1-2; author reply e2-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.08.003. Epub 2012 Oct 26. No abstract available. PMID: 23102758 [PubMed - in process]

Quantifying peer interactions for research and clinical use: the Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation.  Gibson J, Hussain J, Holsgrove S, Adams C, Green J. Res Dev Disabil. 2011 Nov-Dec;32(6):2458-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.014. Epub 2011 Aug 9.PMID: 21831591 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Acute coronary syndrome. Robinson D, Hussain J. Emerg Nurse. 2009 Dec;17(8):6; author reply 6-7. No abstract available. PMID: 20043423 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]