Be a visiting researcher

The Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre welcomes visits from other researchers, for a stay of a few weeks to several months. We welcome enquiries from researchers interested in contributing to our innovative research in palliative care.

A research visit to our Centre is a great opportunity to join our supportive, collaborative research group. You will be welcomed to exchange ideas, challenge ways of thinking and generate new knowledge in palliative care – and ultimately translate and implement our research to improve palliative care services for patients and their families.

If you are interested in visiting us, please contact us at WolfsonPallCare@hyms.ac.uk


Previous visitors

Previous visitors include:

  • Dr Jonathan Adler, Consultant Palliative Medicine, Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand
  • Dr Carlo Barbetta, Pordenone, Italy
  • Professor Claudia Bausewein, Munich, Germany
  • Dr Rajani Bhat, Interventional Pulmonologist, Bangalore, India
  • Dr Eleanora Coppo, Turin, Italy
  • Dr Farina Hodiamont, Munich, Germany
  • Dr Lucy Kernick, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Anita Khotari, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Prof Dr Andrea Koppitz, Professor of Ageing and Long Term Care, Health Department of Zurich University of Applied Science, Switzerland
  • Dr Natasha Smallwood, Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor Jane Phillips, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Cindy Verberkt, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Dr Anna Winthereik, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Rebecca Woodhouse, Research Associate, University of York

Co-authored articles

Luckett T, Phillips J, Johnson MJ, Garcia M, Bhattarai P, V Carrieri-Kohlman, A Hutchinson, Disler R,Currow D, Agar M, S Ivynian,Chye R, Newton P, Davidson PM. Insights from people with respiratory disease living in the community with experience of an Emergency Department ‘near miss’ for breathlessness: a strengths-based, qualitative study. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017536. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017536

Tim Luckett, Rebecca Disler, Annmarie Hosie, Miriam Johnson, Patricia Davidson, David Currow, Anthony Sumah, and Jane Phillips. Content and quality of websites supporting self-management of chronic breathlessness in advanced illness: a systematic review. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2016, 26: 16025. Doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2016.25

Johnson MJ, Booth S, Currow DC, Lam L, Phillips J. A mixed-methods, randomized controlled, feasibility trial to inform the design of a phase 3 trial to test the effect of the hand-held fan on physical activity and carer anxiety in patients with refractory breathlessness.  JPSM 2016 51: 807-815
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.026

Phillips J, Johnson MJ, Currow DC. Heart failure and palliative care: are we there yet? Cardiology Today 2015; 5(1): 13-16

Disler RT, Currow DC, Phillips JL, Smith T, Johnson MJ, Davidson PM. Interventions to support a palliative care approach in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2012; 49(11); 1443-1458

Cindy A. Verberkt, Marieke H.J. van den Beuken-van Everdingen, Jos M.G.A. Schols, Sushma Datla, Carmen D. Dirksen, Miriam J. Johnson, Sander M.J. van Kuijk, Emiel F.M. Wouters, Daisy J.A. Janssen. Respiratory adverse effects of opioids for breathlessness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Respiratory Journal 2017 50: 1701153; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01153-2017

Kernick, L. A., Hogg, K. J., Millerick, Y., M Murtagh, F. E., Djahit, A., & Johnson, M. (2018). Does advance care planning in addition to usual care reduce hospitalisation for patients with advanced heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliative Medicine, 32(10), 1539–1551. DOI: 10.1177/0269216318801162

Carlo Barbetta, David C. Currow & Miriam J. Johnson (2017) Non-opioid medications for the relief of chronic breathlessness: current evidence, Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 11:4, 333-341, DOI: 10.1080/17476348.2017.1305896