Dr Joseph Clark

BA, MA, PhD

Research Fellow in Palliative Care

Role at Hull York Medical School

Joseph is the study manager of the CANASSESS study, a project exploring the feasibility of testing a needs assessment tool for use in primary care. He has a specific interest in global aspects of palliative care and supervises several student projects related to this theme. He has has recently begun collaborating with partners in India and Nepal, working on projects to identify and manage chronic breathlessness.

Biography

Joseph Clark is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Palliative Care at the Hull York Medical School. He has several peer-reviewed publications and a track record of conference presentations. He has worked on several multicentre clinical trials and is currently the Trial Manager for Cancer Needs Assessment in Primary Care (CANASSESS:PC) a project which aims to test a new palliative care cancer needs assessment tool for use in primary care in the UK.

Joseph completed his PhD "A global social policy analysis of international palliative care development" in 2016 and continues to promote international palliative care development. He has previously worked as a volunteer at the Neighbourhood Network in Palliative Care in Kerala, India. He is now seeking to expand his international research by working with partners in South Asia on a projects examining the public health impact of chronic breathlessness in Nepal.

Specific expertise: global palliative care policy, policy transfer, systematic reviewing, mixed-methods research, clinical trials, population ageing and public health.

Research

Cancer Needs Assessment in Primary Care (CANASSESS:PC)

A cluster Randomised Controlled Trial exploring the feasibility of testing the routine use of the Needs Assessment Progressive Disease Cancer (NAT:PD-C) in primary care.

Clark J, Fabowale B, Currow D and Johnson M. Are opioids 'medicines' or 'drugs'? A discourse analysis of the annual reports of the International Narcotics Control Board.

Clark J, Ghoshal A and Johnson M. Feasibility testing of self-management techniques appropriate for chronic breathlessness management in India.

Clark J, Murtagh F and Johnson M. Global Challenges Research Fund, Responsive mode funding: £4000 An exploratory project with partners in Nepal, considering the feasibility and appropriateness of a programme of chronic breathlessness research in Nepal. 

Teaching

Joseph contributes to marking across several modules within the department.

Publications

Clark J, Barnes A and Gardiner C. Re-framing Global Palliative Care for the Sustainable Development Goals Era: a qualitative study of the views of international palliative care experts. J Pain Symptom Manage, 2018;56(3):363-370.

​Currow D and Clark J. Why Smart Emerging Economies Will Invest in Excellent Palliative Care, if Palliative Care Services Do Their Part. J of Palliat Med. 2018;21(3):276-77.

Clark J, Barnes A and Gardiner C. Systematic Mapping Review of International Palliative Care Research. 2016. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001008

Brereton L, Clark J, Ingleton C, Gardiner C, Preston L, Ryan T and Goyder E. What do we know about different models of providing specialist palliative care? Findings from a systematic review of reviews? 2017. Palliat Med, 217;31(9):781-797.

Brereton  L, Wahlster P, Lysdahl KB, Mozygemba K, Burns J, Chilcott JB, Ward S, Bronneke JB, Tummers M, van Hoorn R, Van der Wilt GJ, Pfadenhauer L, Gerhardus A, Rowher A, Rehfuess E, Oortwijn W, Refolo P, Sacchini D, Leppert W, Blazeviciene A, Preston L, Clark J, and Goyder E. On behalf of the INTEGRATE team. (2016). Integrated assessment of home based palliative care with and without reinforced caregiver support: ‘A demonstration of INTEGRATE-HTA methodological guidances’ – Executive Summary [Online]. Available from: http://www.integrate-hta.eu/downloads

Clark J. Systematic Mapping Review of International Palliative Care Research. EAPC 2015 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care. 2015. European Journal of Palliative Care. United Kingdom: Haywood Publishing Group

Clark D, Clark J, and Greenwood A. The place of supportive, palliative and end-of-life care research in the United Kingdom Research Assessment Exercise, 2001 and 2008. Palliat Med. 2010;24: 533-543

Wright M, Clark J, Greenwood A. et al (2004) Palliative care policy development in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: An Open Society Institute initiative. Progress in Palliative Care 12(2): 71-75

Collaborations

Clark J, Ghoshal A and Johnson M. Feasibility testing of self-management techniques appropriate for chronic breathlessness management in India.

Clark J, Murtagh F and Johnson M. Global Challenges Research Fund, Responsive mode funding: £4000 An exploratory project with partners in Nepal, considering the feasibility and appropriateness of a programme of chronic breathlessness research in Nepal.

Presentations

Clark J, Amoakwa E, McLeod U and Johnson M. Avoidable time-delays to research trials in primary care: a normalisation process theory evaluation and time-interval delay framework. Conference presentation. Oral presentation. Society for Academic Primary Care, London, 10-12 July, 2018.

A Global Social Policy Analysis of International Palliative Care Development. Delivered at Open Society Foundation. Reflections on Advocacy Strategies to Advance Palliative Care: A meeting hosted by the Open Society Foundation. New York. November 15th, 2015.

Clark J, Gardiner C, and Barnes A. International palliative care research in the context of global development: a systematic mapping review – 14th World Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8th May, 2015. (poster)

Brereton L, Clark JD, Ingleton C, Gardiner C, Preston L, Ryan TW, Gath J, Ward SE, Goyder E. On behalf of INTEGRATE-HTA. What do we know about different models of specialist palliative care? Findings from a review of reviews. 14th World Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8th May, 2015. (poster)

Cork S, Gath J, Brereton L, Goyder E, Ingleton C, Gardiner C, Preston L, Ward S, Chilcott J, Paisley S, and Clark J. The Sheffield experience of Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in the INTEGRATE-HTA Project – 9th Biennial INVOLVE Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 26th November, 2014. (poster)