Professor Julia Downing
Professor Downing is an experienced palliative care nurse, educationalist and researcher, with a PhD that evaluated palliative care training in rural Uganda. She has been working within palliative care for 24 years, with fourteen of those working internationally in Uganda, Africa and Eastern Europe. She is an Honorary Professor at Makerere University, Kampala and an International Palliative Care Consultant working with the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and an EU funded project to develop palliative care in Serbia. She has extensive experience in research, presenting at conferences and writing for publication, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN). She has been involved in a number of local, national and international research studies, and regularly teaches research skills.
Professor Downing serves on the Boards of several international NGOs including the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, is on the Board of Hospice in the Weald, and APCA UK, and is Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow with the Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, at King’s College London, England. She was the recipient of the IJPN’s Development Award in 2006.