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Melinda Smith

Research Assistant, The International Access, Rights and Empowerment Study (IARE)



Research interests include access to palliative care for older adults with malignant or non-malignant conditions.


Melinda joined the Department in May 2012 as Research Assistant for The International Access, Rights and Empowerment Study (IARE).

Her work focuses on all aspects of the study implementation including coordination of the three sites involved in the study (London, New York and Dublin); recruiting and interviewing patients and carers; coordinating a bereaved carer survey; and analysing data.

Before coming to Cicely Saunders Institute she worked as a Research Assistant on the NICE mental health guidelines at University College London.

Melinda graduated with a Masters of Science in Health Psychology from The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2008, writing her thesis on the impact of genetic testing on changing health behaviour.

Selected Publications

No active teaching commitments at the moment, please see our research programmes.

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