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Dr Clare Ellis-Smith

Lecturer in Palliative Care, Director MSc in Palliative Care 

Phone: 0207 848 5434
Fax: 0207 848 5517




Clare is Director of the Institute's MSc in Palliative Care.  She joined the Cicely Saunders Institute as a BuildCARE PhD training fellow in July 2012. Her project involved developing a palliative care intervention for people with dementia living in residential care homes. Prior to this post, Clare worked as an occupational therapy clinical specialist in a memory service for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Clare qualified as an occupational therapist at the University of Cape Town. She then moved to London and worked in a variety of clinical posts, predominantly in older adult mental health and dementia. Clare completed a part-time MSc in mental health services research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London in 2011.

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