KCL - King's College London (United Kingdom)

KCLKing’s College London is ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world in the global QS rankings. It has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality. KCL has some 6,800 staff and more than 27,600 students from 150 countries worldwide. KCL attracts the best clinical academics to pioneer world-leading advances in health and well-being. With King’s College Hospital and two additional NHS Foundation Trusts, KCL forms King’s Health Partners, an Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) that is a pioneering global collaboration translating cutting-edge research and existing best practice into excellent patient care. The Cicely Saunders Institute (CSI) is the world leading centre for palliative care and rehabilitation.

The 2014 REF confirmed our research quality with 90% of our research rated as world leading (43%, 4*) or internationally excellent (47%, 3*). Our collaborations span all continents and encompass other universities, policy-based institutions, health, social and voluntary care providers, individual charities and patient-led organisations. The Institute has been a WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care and Rehabilitation since 2008. The CSI has strands of research around the development of appropriate outcome measures, evaluation of new therapies and services, and the investigation of the needs of neglected groups. We are a multi-professional group with expertise in health services research, clinical trials, palliative care and rehabilitation research, social sciences (anthropology, psychology), medical statistics, health economics and epidemiology.





Prof. Dr. Irene Higginson: Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute

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Dr. Adejoke Oluyase: Research Associate, BETTER-B project manager



Dr. Sabrina Bajwah: Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Palliative Care King’s Health Partners


Dr. Matthew Maddocks: Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research



Dr. Caroline Jolley: Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology, Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine