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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.

2017 Series

 DateTitleSpeakerRelated documents
22 November 2017

Prioritising global research opportunities for children’s palliative care

Professor Julia Downing, Honorary Professor Makerere University, Chief Executive International Children's Palliative Care Network

25 October 2017 Compassionate neighbours

Dr Libby Sallnow, Research Fellow and Doctorate Student, St Joseph's Hospice

27 September 2017

Knowledge Mobilisation 

Lesley Wye, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol

26 July  TBC

Professor Charles Normand, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Dublin, Trinity College

28 June 2017 Outcomes following treatment limitation discussions in newborn infants

Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics & Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

24 May 2017 Understanding symptoms as a threat to function

Dr Matthew Maddocks, Lecturer & Specialist Physiotherapist, King's College London

Seminar Flyer (PDF, 1,264KB)

View slides (PDF, 1862KB)

26 April 2017

Capturing the views of patients and carers about their experiences of care co-ordination

Jenny King, Associate Director of Research, Picker Institute Europe

Seminar Flyer (PDF, 1,226KB)

View slides (PDF 2,450KB)

22 March 2017 Unexpected results- rehabilitation trials demonstrating no benefit

Professor Catherine Sackley, Head of Physiotherapy, Professor in Rehabilitation & Deputy Head of Division in Health and Social Care Research, King's College London


Seminar Flyer (PDF, 1144KB)

View slides (PDF, 1,435KB)

22 February 2017

A new biography of Cicely Saunders: goals, challenges and methods


Professor David Clark, Sociologist at the University of Glasgow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies and leads the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group


Seminar Flyer (PDF, 1434 KB)


25 January 2017

The challenges and opportunities for an ageing population living with frailty

Professor Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Care at NHS England, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Seminar Flyer (PDF, 1387KB)

View slides (PDF, 2288KB)

2014-16 Series
 DateTitleSpeakerRelated documents
23 November 2016 Migrant mortality 1979-2013 & implications for the next generation: beating the odds? Professor Seeromanie Harding, Professor of Social Epidemiology & Nutrition, King’s College London Seminar Flyer (PDF, 289KB) 
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
View slides (PDF 2367KB)

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


Assessment and management of pain in dementia Dr Jane Hutton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Psychological Medicine, 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 Thursday, 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)
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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