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Mary Abboah-Offei

Cicely Saunders International PhD Training Fellow

Phone: 0207 848 5143

Address: King’s College London
Cicely Saunders Institute
Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation
Bessemer Road
Denmark Hill, SE5 9PJ


Biography: Mary joined the Cicely Saunders Institute in October 2016, after completing her MSc in Nursing Education at the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2014. She previously worked at the National Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, as a chemotherapy nurse.

Since qualifying as a registered nurse, Mary has been interested in end-of-life and palliative care promotion and research in Ghana. She was also a lecturer at the Narhbita School of Nursing in Ghana, teaching basic nursing and medical nursing. When studying for her MSc, Mary passed modules in Education in Action 1 and 2, which qualified her to become a fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Mary also took modules in palliative care and completed an extensive qualitative research proposal on ‘Exploring the Potential of Integrating Palliative care with HIV/AIDS care in Ghana’, for her MSc dissertation.

Mary’s PhD topic is ‘Development and testing of a novel community-based enhanced care intervention to improve person-centred outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana’

Research interest: Person-centred care and person-centred interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS and other disease conditions.

Roles involved in at the CSI: A member of the POS Development working group on POS translations and validation in languages.

Media: Took part in the BBC Palliative Care Article and interview featuring King’s College London and CSI, where I shared my experience on What's it like to care for the dying? Visit the BBC website on:

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