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Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar Series

When: The Division hosts seminars monthly on Wednesdays at 16.00 unless otherwise stated.
Where: Dinwoodie 1 and 2, Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ
Contact: For further information on seminars, please contact

The Institute hosts a seminar series featuring speakers, presenting on a range of related research topics. The series is free and open to the public. All King’s staff and students are encouraged to attend.

For a full list of all Divisional events, please see our Events listing.

2015-16 Series

 DateTitleSpeakerRelated documents
23 November 2016 TBC

Professor Seeromanie Harding, Professor of Social Epidemiology & Nutrition, King’s College London

19 October 2016 The Access to Opioid Medication in Europe (ATOME) project: benefits and challenges in working in an international context

Professor Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor in Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University

28 September 2016

Enhancing palliative and end-of-life care for LGBT people                                                     

Dr Richard Harding, Reader in Palliative Care, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London

View slides (PDF, 4586KB)

24 August 2016 IMPARTS and assessment of suicide risk in medical settings

Dr Jane Hutton, King's College Hospital

Seminar Flyer (PDF, 1.04MB) 

View slides (PDF, 8658KB)

27 July 2016 Work is an important – but neglected – issue in palliative care.

Dr Gail Eva, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Brunel University

Seminar Flyer (PDF, 957KB)
22 June 2016

What’s the story? Patient and family carer experiences of living with a life limiting diagnosis.

Dr Marilyn Kendall, Senior Research Fellow with the Primary Palliative Care Research Group, University of Edinburgh

Seminar Flyer (PDF, 957KB)

View slides (PDF, 3.21MB)

25 May 2016 Registry-based research and randomized
controlled trials (R-RCTs) in Sweden

Magnus Ekström, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lund University/Flinders University

View slides (PDF, 3.64MB)
27 April 2016 The personal impact of English end-of-life care policy

Dr Erica Borgstrom, Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

30 March 2016

“Then she won’t miss me when I’m gone”:  Using an interactionist perspective to understand the experiences and behaviour of children with life limiting conditions and life threatening illnesses and their families

Prof Myra Bluebond-Langner, True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People, University College London

17 March 2016 A mixed-methods research process to develop a complex
intervention for weight loss and anorexia in advanced cancer: the Family
Approach to Weight and Eating (FAWE)

Prof Jane Hopkinson, Professor of Nursing, Cardiff University

View slides (PDF, 1.52)
24 February 2016 Assessment and management of pain in dementia

Dr Liz Sampson, Reader in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London


View slides (PDF, 1.88MB)
27 January 2016 Modelling the costs of caring for people with cancer at the end of life

Mr Jeff Round, Bristol University

View slides (PDF 1.16MB) 
25 November 2015 ‘I want to feel at home when I pass’: how can we better cater end-of-life care to patients in a medical setting?

Dr Fiona Kelly, Bournemouth University Dementia Institute

28 October 2015 Vocational rehabilitation; supporting a return to work — lessons from stroke Dr Kate Radford, Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham   View slides (PDF 1.52MB)
Thursday, 24 September 2015  Non-pharmacological interventions for refractory cough
Dr Surinder Birring View slides (PDF 5.19MB)
Monday, 14 September 2015 Advance care planning for people with chronic kidney disease 

Dr Josephine Clayton, Associate Professor of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Sydney /
Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine

View slides (PDF 670KB)
2014-15 Series
 DateTitleSpeakerRelated documents
22 July 2015 A palliative care approach for people with advanced heart failure: recognition of need, transitions in care and effect on patients, family carers and clinicians
Dr Amy Gadoud, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at Hull York Medical School Seminar slides (PDF, 1.2MB)
24 June 2015 Costs of care at the end of life
Dr Martin Bardsley and Theo Georghiou, Nuffield Trust Seminar slides (PDF, 2MB) 
27 May 2015 Diagnoses, problems and healthcare interventions amongst frail older people admitted to hospital as an emergency
Professor Rowan Harwood Seminar slides (PDF, 946 KB)
29 April 2015 Better informing decision-making with multiple outcomes cost-effectiveness analysis in palliative care
Dr Nikki McCaffrey, Department Palliative & Supportive Services, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, Australia Seminar slides (PDF, 24 MB   
22 April 2015 Managing uncertainty for people with dementia in care homes
Professor Claire Goodman  
25 March 2015 Implementation Science
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone Seminar slides (PDF, 165KB)
25 February 2015 Dame Cicely Saunders and the hospice vision - is the hospice fit for the 21st century?
Dame Barbara Monroe, former Chief Executive, St Christopher's Hospice Seminar slides
(PDF, 569 KB)
28 January 2015 Is the experience and expression of living with severe multiple sclerosis ethnically and culturally patterned?
Dr Jonathan Koffman, Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London

Seminar slides (PDF, 5MB)

26 November 2014 Prolonged disorders of consciousness national guidelines
Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes, Herbert Dunhill Chair of Rehabilitation, King's College London and Director of Regional Rehabilitation, Northwick Park Hospital  


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