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, 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