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Dr Anna has a BA in Human Sciences from The University of Oxford, a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Imperial College London and a PhD from King’s College London. Anna began working at the Cicely Saunders Institute in 2013. During this time, Anna has worked on research studies relating to palliative care provision for frail older people. This included OPTCare Elderly, a study developing and testing a short-term integrated palliative and supportive service for frail older people in the community, and the International Access Rights and Empowerment Study (IARE) II, which examined the needs, preferences and experiences of frail older people with acute illness who do not have access to specialist palliative care. 

Research Interests 

Anna is also interested in patterns of emergency hospital attendance among older people towards the end of life, and models of palliative care for older people including care home residents.

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

Dr Anna is currently supervising PhD student with project title: "Development and feasibility evaluation of a personalised intervention on sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity among adults at risk of, or with sarcopenia in nursing homes". 

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. 

Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.

Research profile

780 Palliative Care

9 October 2020

Foundations for Future Care

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