Research and Development

The Research and Development Division focuses its expertise on the care of dying patients. Through the innovative application of established research methodologies, the division seeks to make a real and sustained difference to care at the bedside, whilst influencing local, national and international policy.

The breadth of the division's research engages both basic and applied healthcare science in the drive to improve the care delivered to the dying patient and their family.

Undertaking robust, high-quality research in palliative and end of life care is crucial in the quest to improve patient care. However, complex practical, ethical and moral challenges exist, particularly when researching the care of the dying patient and their families. Research in this area is further challenged by the need to identify appropriate outcomes and meaningful ways of measuring them.

Please click the link below to learn more about the Postgraduate Programmes which are available and to view options for studying for an MD, MPhil or PhD in Palliative Care:

A number of the R&D projects are linked with the Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit (LCTU) and are included in their portfolio of research.  Further information on these projects can be found on their website  LCTU


Dr Stephen Mason, Research and Development Lead

To discuss the MCPCIL Research and Development Portfolio please contact Helen Rowe, Research and Development Administrator

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