Kate’s research programme focuses on complex interventions including patient and carer experience of palliative care across different service models, disease types and morbidities, including motor neurone disease and heart failure. This work is closely integrated with her methodological expertise in qualitative evidence synthesis.
Kate is internationally known for her quality approach to research and acts as co-convener of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group. Kate leads by example through her pioneering clinical leadership and research in palliative care within the hospice and community settings most notably involving St Leonard’s Hospice, York.
Kate was appointed as Head of Research and Clinical Innovation at Hospice UK in September 2019.