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Dr Louise Jones
Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, Mental Health Sciences Unit
Charles Bell House, Riding House Stree
W1W 7EJ.
  • Clinical Research Fellow
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Clinically trained in pathology and palliative care. MB FRCP.

Engaged in palliative care research since 1995, growing palliative care research in UCL funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care and a number of competitive external funders.
Since 2005 Head of Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, UCL.
Research advisor to Marie Curie Cancer Care since 2005, Acting Head of Research 2011.

Research Summary

Qualitative and quantitative research in end of life care for those with cancer and other advanced progressive diseases including the management of the frail elderly and young adults (16+) with a focus on the patient, carer and family experience of illness and care.
Development and testing effectiveness of complex interventions; continuity of care; advance care planning; interventions for sexual dysfunction after treatments for cancer; exploration of spirituality and existential concerns in those with advanced progressive disease; bereavement outcomes and carer support issues in advanced diseases including dementia and end stage kidney disease; effects of opioids on cognitive and sexual function; randomised controlled trials. Systematic reviews with Cochrane collaboration and pain and palliative care, depression, anxiety and neurosis, and consumer groups.

Teaching Summary

Joint supervision of PhD students in economics of end of life care, decision making in young people with advanced progressive diseases.

Academic Background
1980 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University of London
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