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
Where is the Centre?
The Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre is based in the Allam Medical Building on the University of Hull campus.
Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2017, the building provides an aspirational teaching, learning and collaborative research environment across disciplines, a research methodological hub and a clinical trials unit.
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
Luckett T, San Martin A, Currow DC, Johnson MJ, Barnes-Harris MMM, Phillips JL. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing burden from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Palliat Med 2020 https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320940153
Datla S, Verberkt CA, Hoye A, Janssen DJA, Johnson MJ. Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019;33(8):1003-1016. doi:10.1177/0269216319859148
Garcia M, Luckett T, Johnson MJ, Hutchinson A, Lal S, Phillips J. The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2019, 75(9), 1953-1965. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14039
Barbetta C, Allgar V, Maddocks M, Ribeiro C, Wilcock A, Currow DC, Phillips J, Johnson MJ. Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance scale as an indicator of physical activity in people with COPD and lung cancer: an exploratory pooled data analysis. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care Published Online First: 11 July 2019. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001869
Hodiamont F, Allgar V, Currow DC, Johnson MJ. Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care Published Online First: 06 September 2019. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001957
Verberkt CA, van den Beuken-van Everdingen MHJ, Schols JMGA, Datla S, Dirksen CD, Johnson MJ, van Kuijk SMJ, Wouters EFM, Janssen DJA. Adverse respiratory effects of opioids for chronic breathlessness: to what extent can we learn lessons from chronic pain? Eur Resp J, 2018 in press – letter in response
Barnes-Harris MMM, Swan F, Allgar V, Booth S, Hart SP, Phillips J.L, Johnson MJ. Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: does it help? BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care2019; 9(4):478-481. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001749
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
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
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
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
Johnson MJ, Booth S, Currow DC, Lam LT, Phillips JL. A Mixed-Methods, Randomized, Controlled Feasibility Trial to Inform the Design of a Phase III Trial to Test the Effect of the Handheld Fan on Physical Activity and Carer Anxiety in Patients With Refractory Breathlessness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 May;51(5):807-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.026. Epub 2016 Feb 12. PMID: 26880253.
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
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