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Dr Natasha Lovell, MBChB BSc MRCP

Cicely Saunders International Marie Curie PhD Clinical Training Fellow

Phone: 0207 848 5641
Email: natasha.lovell@kcl.ac.uk
Address: King’s College London
Cicely Saunders Institute
Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation
Bessemer Road
Denmark Hill, SE5 9PJ


Biography

I graduated from the University of Leeds with BSc. Hons First Class (1st) Intercalated Degree in International Health in 2007 and MBChB Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2009. I then went on to complete PGCert Health Research at the University of Leeds as part of the West Yorkshire Foundation School Academic Programme. From 2011 to 2013 I worked as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine combining 75% clinical time at King’s College Hospital with 25% protected research time at the Cicely Saunders Institute. I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in July 2012. In 2013 I started specialist training in Palliative Medicine in London working across a range of hospice inpatient, hospital and community settings. In April 2016 I returned to the Cicely Saunders Institute as a Cicely Saunders International/ Marie Curie PhD Clinical Training Fellow. As part of this fellowship I will be working on the BETTER-B Trial looking at drug treatments in refractory breathlessness.

My research interests include:

  • Treatments for refractory breathlessness
  • Palliative care in end stage kidney disease
  • Palliative care needs in young adults with chronic disease
  • Implementation of outcome measures in Palliative Care
Selected Publications
  • Schildmann et al. Discovering the hidden benefits of cognitive interviewing in two languages: the first phase of a validation study of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS). Palliative Medicine. September 2015.
  • Taylor L, Lovell N, Wood F, Ward J, Hosker C. 2013. Diagnosis of depression in patients receiving specialist community palliative care: Does using a single screening question identify depression otherwise diagnosed by clinical interview. Journal of Palliative Medicine 16(9):1140-1142. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0569.
  • Lovell N, Ward J. 2011. The Role of Mirtazapine in Treating Multiple Symptoms in Patients with Cancer. Cancer Focus 2(2):60-63.
  • Lovell N. Life experiences and expectations of young women in Uganda. 2010. Journal of Health Organization and Management. 24(5):505-511.
  • Lovell N, Bordoley D, Ward J. The grieving child. 2009. The Student BMJ; 17:b2224. doi: 10.1136/sbmj.b2224
Teaching
  • Teaching of MBBS students at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School (bedside and symposium)
  • Examiner for KCL Medical School Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
  • Clinical teaching on ‘Transforming end of life care’, Guy’s and St Thomas’ palliative care team on behalf of King's Health Partners.
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