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- Marie Curie Chair in Palliative and End of Life Care
- Division of Psychiatry
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
Paddy Stone is professor of palliative and end of life care at UCL. He
was educated at Wimbledon College, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
and St Batholomew's hospital, London. He qualified in 1990, obtained
the MRCP in 1993 and his MD in cancer related fatigue in 1999. He was
appointed as Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at St George's
University of London (SGUL) in 2001 and was appointed head of the Marie
Curie Palliative Care Research Unit at UCL in 2014.
He has been a member of the APM since 1993. He is the chair of the APM Science committee. He was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Palliative Care clinical studies group 2003-2010. He was the secretary of the Palliative Care Research Society (UK) 1999-2004.
research interests include the mechanisms and management of cancer
related fatigue, prognostication in advanced cancer and quality of life
and symptom assessment. He was the Chief investigator on the PiPS, a
national CRUK funded study of prognosis in advanced cancer.
Since 2000 he has obtained over £1.25 million in peer-reviewed research income. He has successfully completed one of the largest prospective (n=1018) multi-centre palliative care studies (involving 18 sites across England) and published the results in a high impact journal. His total publications number is 102. His total number of peer-reviewed original research manuscripts is 54. His H-index is 24. He has supervised three full-time PhD students to completion in regulation time.
Paddy Stone has been involved in the development of palliative medicine as an academic discipline. He is Chair of the Science Committee of the Association of Palliative Medicine (APM). He was a member of the NCRI Palliative Care Studies Group. He was Chair of the prognosis working group and a member of the cachexia and dyspnoea sub-groups. He was secretary of the Palliative Care Research Society for five years. He has formed research collaborations both nationally and internationally and his role as a research leader has been recognized by invitations to speak at international meetings and to serve on committees of learned and professional societies.
Professor Stone's main teaching commitments are to the palliative medicine undergraduate teaching block (one week of teaching held seven times per year) which he was instrumental in developing.
In addition to the delivery of specific palliative care education, he has been involved in the provision of teaching in other areas. This has included “breaking bad news” teaching, “communication skills”, “case based learning tutorials” and “ethics”. He supervises special study module projects and takes interested students on clinical placements.
Paddy Stone is regularly invited to teach on the Nordic Specialist Palliative Medicine course in Bergen, Norway – which provides post-graduate teaching for clinicians wishing to sub-specialize in palliative medicine.
|2014||Marie Curie Chair in Palliative and End of Life care||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2012||Chair of the Science Committee of the Association of PM||Association of Palliative Medicine, United Kingdom|