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Matthew Maddocks

Professor Matthew Maddocks PhD, MCSP, FHEA

Professor of Health Services Research & Rehabilitation

  • Research Strategy & Quality & Executive Lead and PGR Lead, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation
  • Research Executive Lead Palliative Care Clinical Academic Group, King's Health Partners

Research interests

  • Palliative care

Pronouns

he/him

Biography

Matthew is an academic physiotherapist. He completed a PhD on the role of exercise in cancer cachexia in 2010 and has since held National Institute of Health Research post-doctoral, clinical trials and career development fellowships. He is a co-lead for the Palliative & End of Life Care theme of the NIHR Applied Research Collaborative for South London.

He leads a team undertaking applied clinical and health services research that advances rehabilitation and palliative care for people with serious illness, through improved management of complex symptoms including breathlessness, fatigue, weakness, and syndromes including cachexia, sarcopenia and frailty.

    Research

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    Centre for Global Health Palliative Care

    Centre for Global Health Palliative Care

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    Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Delivery of Rehabilitation in Specialist Palliative Care Services

    The CovPall Rehab project aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 on specialist palliative care rehabilitation and improve ongoing service provision.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    Adapting Pulmonary Rehabilitation for People Living with COPD & Frailty

    People with COPD and frailty can benefit from, yet face trouble completing pulmonary rehabilitation. BreathePlus will develop and test a new adapted approach.

    Project status: Ongoing

    global health
    Global Oncology Group

    The Global Oncology Group brings together global cancer faculty across King’s College London and it’s NHS partner hospitals under Kings’ Health Partners.

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    Better Treatments for Refractory Breathlessness

    Better Treatments for Refractory Breathlessness (BETTER-B) aims to improve the lives of people with severe breathlessness.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    Global Health and Palliative Care

    NIHR Global Health Research Group on Global Health and Palliative Care (GHAP): expanding access

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Breathlessness treatments do reduce patient distress

    According to new research from the Cicely Saunders Institute.

    Walking patient being assisted by healthcare professional

    EU backs clinical trials that could transform incurable cancer care

    Healthcare for incurable cancer could undergo reform following a study looking at how palliative rehabilitation can improve patient quality of life.

    Cancer care

    UK COVID policies may have disproportionally impacted ethnic minorities at the end of life

    New research has found UK wide COVID-19 policies may have disproportionately impacted people from ethnic minority groups at the end of life.

    A no visitor sign at a hospital

    Dr Matthew Maddocks' research recognised by European Respiratory Society

    Dr Maddocks has been awarded the ERS Mid-Career Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals.

    Man pushing woman in wheelchair with a dog on a lead through a park

    Matthew Maddocks promoted to Professor Health Services Research & Rehabilitation

    Matthew Maddocks, a Reader in Health Services Research, and a world-leading researcher on the intersections between rehabilitation and palliative care has...

    Matthew Maddocks

    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.

    Spotlight

    Transforming the management of breathlessness in advanced illness

    The drug-free support helping people cope with breathlessness

    breathlessness-illustration-1920x1080

    • Research Methods & Statistics in Palliative Care
    • Assessment and Management of Symptoms in Advanced Diseases
    • MBBS Medicine Scholarly Project Module
    • Physiotherapy Research Project

      Research

      GLOBE SEA BLUE global worldwide csi 1903x558
      Centre for Global Health Palliative Care

      Centre for Global Health Palliative Care

      rehab covid-19 csi project 780x450
      Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Delivery of Rehabilitation in Specialist Palliative Care Services

      The CovPall Rehab project aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 on specialist palliative care rehabilitation and improve ongoing service provision.

      Project status: Ongoing

      exercise class ladies lunge together csi project 780x450
      Adapting Pulmonary Rehabilitation for People Living with COPD & Frailty

      People with COPD and frailty can benefit from, yet face trouble completing pulmonary rehabilitation. BreathePlus will develop and test a new adapted approach.

      Project status: Ongoing

      global health
      Global Oncology Group

      The Global Oncology Group brings together global cancer faculty across King’s College London and it’s NHS partner hospitals under Kings’ Health Partners.

      Breathlessness woman holding chest csi 780x450
      Better Treatments for Refractory Breathlessness

      Better Treatments for Refractory Breathlessness (BETTER-B) aims to improve the lives of people with severe breathlessness.

      Project status: Ongoing

      global worldwide csi 1903x558 (2)
      Global Health and Palliative Care

      NIHR Global Health Research Group on Global Health and Palliative Care (GHAP): expanding access

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Breathlessness treatments do reduce patient distress

      According to new research from the Cicely Saunders Institute.

      Walking patient being assisted by healthcare professional

      EU backs clinical trials that could transform incurable cancer care

      Healthcare for incurable cancer could undergo reform following a study looking at how palliative rehabilitation can improve patient quality of life.

      Cancer care

      UK COVID policies may have disproportionally impacted ethnic minorities at the end of life

      New research has found UK wide COVID-19 policies may have disproportionately impacted people from ethnic minority groups at the end of life.

      A no visitor sign at a hospital

      Dr Matthew Maddocks' research recognised by European Respiratory Society

      Dr Maddocks has been awarded the ERS Mid-Career Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals.

      Man pushing woman in wheelchair with a dog on a lead through a park

      Matthew Maddocks promoted to Professor Health Services Research & Rehabilitation

      Matthew Maddocks, a Reader in Health Services Research, and a world-leading researcher on the intersections between rehabilitation and palliative care has...

      Matthew Maddocks

      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.

      Spotlight

      Transforming the management of breathlessness in advanced illness

      The drug-free support helping people cope with breathlessness

      breathlessness-illustration-1920x1080
      • Research Methods & Statistics in Palliative Care
      • Assessment and Management of Symptoms in Advanced Diseases
      • MBBS Medicine Scholarly Project Module
      • Physiotherapy Research Project