Dr Steffen Simon
Visiting Research Fellow
Steffen Simon qualified in medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany. He trained in internal medicine and specialised in palliative medicine. From 2004 to 2007 he was responsible for establishing the Centre of Palliative Care in Oldenburg and worked in the Palliative Care Unit as Consultant. In 2008, he and his colleagues founded the Institute of Palliative Care (ipac) to conduct research in Palliative Care. After completing the MSc in Palliative Care at King's College London in 2008, he joined the department as Visiting Research Fellow and worked in the breathlessness programme. Steffen conducted a systematic review on the effectiveness of benzodiazepines in the relief of breathlessness for his Masters dissertation.
In addition to the field of breathlessness, Steffen’s research interests are palliative care for non-cancer patients and core attitudes of professionals in palliative care.