I am the Laing Galazka Chair in Palliative Care, based at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London. I am joint Academic Impact Lead for the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, and Chair of the Palliative Care Clinical Academic Group Reach and Impact Group. I lead the Integrated Academic Trainee (IAT) programme for palliative medicine. I am an Honorary Consultant at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust.
My NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship (2016-2021) aims to understand and improve patterns of care before death for people with dementia, using linked clinical and administrative data resources. I have led projects using the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS), Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), and Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) databases. My research focuses on the intersection between palliative care and policy. Prior to my NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship, I was a Cicely Saunders International Scholar (2015-2016) and an NIHR Clinical Lecturer (2010-2015), both based at King’s.
In 2019 I received the inaugural Women in Palliative Care award from the European Association of Palliative Care for my work exploring gender bias in academia. In 2020 I received a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travel fellowship to explore public and policy engagement in palliative care.
I graduated from University College London Medical School (1999) with a BSc in Developmental Biology (top 1st - 1996) and distinctions in Clinical Pharmacology and Pathology. I trained in General Medicine and Oncology at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals and the Royal Marsden Hospital. I completed my PhD in 2007 (Title - Stem Cell Activity and Estrogen Receptor Expression in the Mouse Mammary Gland; the Institute of Cancer Research, London).
- Palliative and end of life care for people with dementia
- Use of routinely collected data to understand patterns of care towards the end of life
- Inequalities in palliative and end-of-life care
- The use of evidence in policy
Mathew, R., Weil, A., Sleeman, K., Bristowe, K., Shukla, P., Schiff, R., Flanders, L., Leonard, P., Minton, O., Wakefield, D., St John, K. & Carey, I., 2 Apr 2019, In: Future Healthcare Journal. 6, 2, p. 129-136 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Sleeman, K., Nafilyan, V., Morgan, J., Mais, D., Butt, A., Ward, I., Tucker, J., Appleby, L. & Glickman, M., 14 Dec 2022, In: The Lancet Regional Health - Europe. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10. 1016/j.lanepe.2022. 100562
Walshe, C., Garner, I., Dunleavy, L., Preston, N., Bradshaw, A., Cripps, R., Bajwah, S., Sleeman, K., Hocaoglu, M., Maddocks, M., Murtagh, F. E. M., Oloyase, A., Fraser, L. K. & Higginson, I., 2022, In: International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Bajwah, S., Koffman, J., Hussain, J. A., Bradshaw, A., Hocaoglu, M., Fraser, L. K., Oluyase, A. O., Allwin, C., Dunleavy, L., Preston, N., Cripps, R., Maddocks, M., Sleeman, K., Higginson, I., Walshe, C. & Murtagh, F. E. M., 2022, In: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Braybrook, D., Bristowe, K., Timmins, L., Roach, A., Day, E., Clift, P., Rose, R., Marshall, S., Johnson, K., Sleeman, K. & Harding, R., 31 Aug 2022, 16 p. Research output: Other contribution
Davies, J. M., Sleeman, K. E., Ramsenthaler, C., Prentice, W., Maddocks, M. & Murtagh, F. E. M., 10 Aug 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Palliative medicine. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163221115331
Yorganci, E., Sampson, E. L., Gillam, J., Aworinde, J., Leniz, J., Williamson, L. E., Cripps, R. L., Stewart, R. & Sleeman, K. E., Dec 2021, In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 69, 12, p. 3650-3660 11 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17387
Leniz Martelli, L., Gulliford, M., Higginson, I., Bajwah, S., Yi, D., Gao, W. & Sleeman, K., Sep 2022, In: BJGP Open. 72, 722, p. E684-E692 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2021.0715
Regnard, C., Davis, C., Sleeman, K., Williams, P. & Worthington, A., 28 Sep 2021, In: BJGP Open. Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp21X717605
CovPall study team, 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of pain and symptom management. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.06.009
- Module co-lead for MSc in palliative care - Service Development and Policy
- MSc Teaching - Symptom epidemiology (Biology and Management of Symptoms in Advanced Disease); Palliative care and policy (Service Development and Policy); The value of research in palliative care (Service Development and Policy); Cohort studies (MRES Clinical Research)
- MSc supervision
- PhD supervision
- MBBS - Seminars, workshops and ward-based teaching on palliative care; Scholarly Project supervisor; OSCE examiner; personal tutor