He founded the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University in 2003 and has wide ranging interests in the history and global development of palliative care.
He has a particular knowledge of the life and work of Dame Cicely Saunders, has edited her letters and selected publications and completed a new biography, published in 2018 on the centenary of her birth. He chairs the group that is in process of establishing The Cicely Saunders Society.
A Vice President of Hospice UK, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a study entitled Global Interventions at the End of Life. He was awarded the OBE in 2017 for services to education and end of life research.
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Twitter: David Clark@Dumfriesshire