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Professor of Palliative Care

Hull York Medical School
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York and Hull
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Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description below.

This post requires an enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service for Adult & Child Workforce.

The post holder will lead the further development, delivery, support and quality enhancement of palliative care research and teaching for the Medical School and will provide leadership and management for the academic staff directly involved in development, conduct and dissemination of high quality applied health research in the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre (WPCRC).

The WPCRC's research is focused on under-researched symptoms, reducing inequalities, improving access to and optimising delivery of palliative care, and improving wellbeing of those receiving palliative care, including measurement of outcomes (see

Hull York Medical School is the joint Medical School of the Universities of Hull and York. We are one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary schools, delivering innovative and rigorous medical education and research. The Medical School has an excellent relationship with the palliative care clinical teams in the region. There are particularly good examples of excellent integration of palliative care services for people with non-malignant disease, e.g. heart, lung, liver conditions. 

If relevant, the post requires full professional registration and membership on the appropriate clinical register (medical, nursing or other), with experience in the design, delivery and dissemination of applied health research in the field of palliative care. 

If the appointee is clinically qualified, the post holder will be expected to undertake clinical practice in a palliative care setting within the HYMS teaching area for 2 sessions per week depending on level of academic appointment; we will assist the successful applicant to find a suitable clinical practice.

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of the following:

  • PhD or equivalent in a subject relevant to applied health services research in palliative care.
  • Primary clinical qualification and inclusion on the relevant clinical register in palliative care or public health (if clinically qualified).
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to revalidation (if clinically qualified).
  • If not clinically qualified, has a scientific discipline relevant to palliative care applied health research.
  • Leadership and management of a research team.
  • Evidence of REF submission, or equivalent standard outputs.
  • Evidence of sustained success in winning research grants.
  • Evidence of ability to design, deliver and disseminate applied health research in the field of palliative care.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Prof. Miriam Johnson or Prof. Fliss Murtagh, T 01482 463309, E or

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The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as  Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We also encourage applications from women for senior roles. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork



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