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Maja de Brito

Research Assistant

Phone: 020 7848 5516

Fax: 0207 848 5517 



King’s College London
Cicely Saunders Institute
Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation
Bessemer Road



Preferences, place of death, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, cancer care, home care, grief and bereavement.


Maja did her first degree at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 2010, worked for one year in an EU research programme on quality of life and advanced planning and joined the Department in November 2014 to work with Dr Barbara Gomes on the DINAMO Project  (Energising advanced training and research to optimise home palliative care services in Portugal). Together, they are conducting a discrete choice experiment examining patients and family caregivers’ preferences for aspects of home palliative care and updating a Cochrane review on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults. Maja is working at King’s both in London and remotely in Portugal, with an honorary visiting fellowship at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto.

Selected publications

Brito Md, Gomes B. Non-cancer palliative care in the community needs greater interprofessional collaboration to maintain coordinated care and manage uncertainty. Evid Based Nurs. 2015;0eb-2014-102029v1-ebnurs-2014-102029

Simonic A, Furlan M, Ravnik T. Caring for caregivers: a right way to do it? Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012; 6:379-385.

Lunder U, Furlan M, Simonic A. Spiritual needs assessment and measurement. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2011; 5:273-78.

International links

Honorary Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Portugal (since November 2014).


Collaborations in other countries have included: University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik (Slovenia); ISPA – University Institute for Applied Psychology (Portugal).    

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