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Susanne de Wolf-Linder

Quality Improvement Facilitator for the OACC project

Phone: 0207 848 5559


Susanne has coordinated clinical and non-clinical trials in palliative care in Switzerland and the UK.


Susanne trained as a nurse in Switzerland and worked in a variety of clinical settings in Oncology, before specialising in palliative care. She has a BSc in general nursing and is currently pursuing an MSc in palliative care at King’s College London, which she will finish in 2015. The goal of her thesis is to understand why patients/carers want to be involved in shaping palliative research and what a meaningful outcome would be for them.

Susanne has worked as an NIHR funded research nurse in palliative care at the Cicely Saunders Institute for two years and moved just recently to her new role as Quality Improvement Facilitator for the Outcome Assessment Complexity Collaborative (OACC) project led by Professor Irene Higginson, Dr Fliss Murtagh and Dr Barbara Daveson at the Cicely Saunders Institute. Susanne’s focus is on teaching and support for clinical teams, evaluating the implementation of outcome measures in order to change routine practice and improve the quality of services provided in the field of palliative care, together with the clinical teams.

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