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Dr Rajesh Raj reflects on sabbatical at Cicely Saunders Institute

Rajesh RajDr Rajesh Raj, Consultant Nephrologist from Launceston, Australia has spent a month-long sabbatical at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London. Dr Raj was hosted by Dr Fliss Murtagh in the Institute, and worked alongside her team during his time here.

Speaking about his research background, and experiences at the Cicely Saunders Institute, Dr Raj said:

“I’m a nephrologist and researcher from Launceston, Australia. I conduct a renal supportive care service in my hospital. I chose to come to the Cicely Saunders Institute in April 2016 for a month-long sabbatical, and was hosted by Dr Fliss Murtagh and her team. I wanted to visit because I have been inspired by the published works of Fliss and her colleagues; I left with an even greater appreciation of the Institute and the pioneering work being done there. In the nascent field of palliative and end-of-life care research, the Institute is a powerhouse - its dedicated and energetic researchers are its greatest assets. Their enthusiasm and interest was infectious – and I learnt a great deal to bring home. Thank you to the team.”