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Professor Lorna Fraser MBChB, MRCPCH, MSc, MMedSci, PhD

Professor of Palliative Care and Child Health

Biography

Lorna Fraser joined Kings College London as Professor of Palliative Care and Child Health in November 2022. Her background is in clinical paediatrics and her research focuses on children and young people. She was the founding director of the highly successful Martin House Research Centre a multi-disciplinary centre for research on the care and support of children and young poeple with life-limiting conditions, their families and the workforce that care for them. She has a porfolio of funding from the major funders, including two NIHR fellowships. Her main area of expertise is the use of routine data to influence policy and address healthcare inequalities. Her work has influenced national service specifications, children's palliative care funding, and vaccine prioritisation for children with COVID.

Working closely with children and their parents are central to her research and they were recently awarded the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health Patient and Public Involvement prize and in 2018 Lorna was awarded the postdoctoral researcher award by the European Association of Palliative Care."

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email nmpc_pgr_enquiries@kcl.ac.uk 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.

Lorna offers PhD supervision in child health, paediatric palliative care. 

Research profile

    Research

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    CPOS: Children’s Palliative care Outcome Scale

    C-POS will be a person-centred outcome measure to be used by children, young people and families affected by life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    CovPall: Rapid Evaluation of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Palliative & End of Life Care

    The CovPall Project aims to understand more about how palliative care services and hospices are responding to COVID-19.

    Project status: Completed

    News

    Rise in demand for children's palliative care expected

    Demand for palliative care for children is likely to rise as conditions become more complex.

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    Events

    01NovNMPC Inaugural thumbnail no logo no text

    Professor Lorna Fraser and Professor Matthew Maddocks inaugural lecture

    A celebration of our new Professors Lorna Fraser and Matthew Maddocks

    Please note: this event has passed.

    08Marchildren health concept 780x450

    Using routine data sources for child health research; the good, the bad and the ugly...

    Seminar with Professor Lorna Fraser

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      girl with family childrens hospital balloons csi  780x450
      CPOS: Children’s Palliative care Outcome Scale

      C-POS will be a person-centred outcome measure to be used by children, young people and families affected by life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

      Project status: Ongoing

      covid-19 patient in bed male ventilator csi project 780x450
      CovPall: Rapid Evaluation of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Palliative & End of Life Care

      The CovPall Project aims to understand more about how palliative care services and hospices are responding to COVID-19.

      Project status: Completed

      News

      Rise in demand for children's palliative care expected

      Demand for palliative care for children is likely to rise as conditions become more complex.

      nurse reading to child girl patient  780x450

      Events

      01NovNMPC Inaugural thumbnail no logo no text

      Professor Lorna Fraser and Professor Matthew Maddocks inaugural lecture

      A celebration of our new Professors Lorna Fraser and Matthew Maddocks

      Please note: this event has passed.

      08Marchildren health concept 780x450

      Using routine data sources for child health research; the good, the bad and the ugly...

      Seminar with Professor Lorna Fraser

      Please note: this event has passed.