Academic Department of Palliative Medicine
Professor of Palliative Medicine
Prof Andrew Davies is the Professor of Palliative Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Our Lady’s Hospice Dublin. He was an undergraduate at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, and initially trained in general medicine (and clinical oncology), before specialising in Palliative Medicine. His previous academic appointments were at the University of Bristol, Imperial College London, and the University of Surrey: the related consultant (clinical) positions were at Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre, the Royal Marsden Hospital, and the Royal Surrey County Hospital / St. Luke’s Cancer Centre. His main clinical / research interests are symptom control in patients with cancer (breakthrough cancer pain, opioid-induced constipation), and clinical problems at the end-of-life (prognostication, clinically assisted hydration). He is the President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and Co-Chair of the Cancer Survivorship and Quality of Life Network of the European Cancer Organisation.
Craig Gouldthorpe – Clinical Lecturer
Dr Craig Gouldthorpe graduated from the Hull York Medical School in 2015. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) since October 2018 and completed the Palliative Medicine SCE in 2020. In 2021, Craig completed a PGDip Clin Res and PgCert HPE.
He started as the TCD Academic Clinical Lecturer in August 2021. He is currently completing his PhD whilst out of programme from his higher specialty training in Palliative Medicine. His current research focus is on circadian rhythm disorders in patients with advanced cancer.
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Jenny Power – Special Lecturer in Palliative Medicine
Dr Jenny Power is the Special Lecturer in Palliative Medicine in University College Dublin (2021-2024). Jenny graduated from University College Dublin in 2011 and completed her specialist training in Palliative Medicine in July 2021. Jenny is a research fellow undertaking a PhD exploring the use of remote photoplethysmography in palliative care under the supervision of Prof Andrew Davies. Jenny’s research interests include digital health technologies, remote monitoring/telehealth and prognostication in palliative care.
Niamh Cleary – Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine
Dr Niamh Cleary is Honorary Clinical Research Lecturer at the Academic Department of Palliative Medicine. She is currently undertaking an MD at Trinity College Dublin focusing on oral symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners. After working in general practice, she started working in community palliative care. She is now a Specialist Registrar on the HST Palliative Medicine training scheme. She is currently working in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.
Cliona Lorton – Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine
Dr. Cliona Lorton has completed a Research Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin, funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and based in the Academic Department of Palliative Medicine in OLH&CS. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she began her career in Palliative Medicine in OLH&CS and Blackrock Hospice. After a period of work with Hospice Africa in Uganda, she undertook higher training in Palliative Medicine in Wales. She was Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine (TCD / OLH&CS) from 2014-2016 and in 2016 was appointed as Research Fellow. Her research interests include malnutrition in cancer and cancer-related inflammation. Cliona is a Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine in OLH&CS.
Bernadette Brady – Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine
Dr Bernadette Brady graduated from medicine in Trinity College Dublin in 2006 and subsequently completed general medical training & MRCPI in 2009. She has been working in palliative medicine since 2009 & completed higher specialist training in palliative medicine in 2015. During her training, she undertook an MSc in Healthcare Ethics & Law from RCSI (2012) with a thesis on Artificial Hydration & Nutrition at End of Life. She also spent 9 months working with Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala & Mbarara, Uganda. Bernadette’s research topic is cardiac and cardiovascular autonomic nervous system function in cancer-related fatigue. In addition to research, she works as a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Tallaght University Hospital.
Aoibheann Conneely – Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine
Aoibheann Conneely graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2009 and completed her specialist training in Palliative Medicine in July 2018. During her training she completed an MSc in Palliative Care in King’s College London. Aoibheann is a research fellow undertaking an MD exploring the topic of equity in death in Ireland under the supervision of Professor Clíona Ní Cheallaigh and Dr Norma O’Leary in TCD. Aoibheann’s research interests include an inclusion health approach to palliative care, socioeconomic position and its impact on health care, palliative care for people experiencing homelessness, and sleep in cancer.
Aidan O’Donoghue – Research Fellow
Aidan O’ Donoghue qualified from Trinity College Dublin & Dublin institute of Technology with a BSc in Human Nutrition & Dietetics. He is a CORU registered dietitian who has worked in the areas of general medicine, gastroenterology and oncology. He has worked as a clinical tutor for Trinity College Dublin.
Aidan is currently undertaking a PhD with Trinity College Dublin in the School of Medicine. He has a particular interest in nutrition impact symptoms associated with cancer. His PhD is investigating the symptom of early satiety in cancer patients receiving both palliative care and active treatment. Aidan is also involved in the Onco-Nutrition group of researchers and oncology dietitians that focuses on research which benefits clinical services in several tertiary hospitals across Ireland.
Michelle Barrett – Research Nurse
Michelle Barrett is a RGN with over 20 years clinical nursing experience in cardiac and general nursing. In 2015, Michelle completed a MSc in Palliative Care in Trinity College Dublin. She has both lectured and published in the subject of palliative care in heart failure. Michelle joined the Academic Department of Palliative Medicine as a Research Nurse in 2015. Her research interest is in symptom management in advanced cancer.
Norah Fagan – Research Nurse
Norah Fagan is an RGN with 30 years clinical nursing experience in Oncology, Haematology & Palliative Care. Norah has a Diploma of Higher Education in Cancer Nursing, Diploma in Health Services Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Advancing HealthCare Practice. In 2013 Norah completed a MSc in Palliative Care at Kings College London. Norah has worked at OLH & CS since 2009 and most recently was CNM3 for Community Palliative Care Services at Blackrock Hospice. Norah joined the Academic Department of Palliative Medicine as a Research Nurse in 2021.
Elaine Hyland – Research Nurse
Elaine Hyland has a background in business management and then went on to become a RGN with 7 years’ experience. She has spent 6 of those years working in palliative care and completed a post graduate diploma in palliative care in 2020. Elaine was a CNM1 in the palliative care unit before commencing a position as a research nurse in the Academic department of palliative medicine in 2021.
Alison Dunne – Academic Secretary
For further queries contact Alison Dunne, Academic Secretary to Professor Andrew Davies, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 498 6235
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Davies A, Leach C, Butler C, Gregory A, Henshaw S, Minton O, Shorthose K, Batsari KM. Opioid-induced constipation in cancer patients: a “real-world”, multicentre, observational study of diagnostic criteria and clinical features. Pain 2021; 162: 309-18. Read abstract here
Davies A, Buchanan A, Todd J, Gregory A, Batsari KM. Oral symptoms in patients with advanced cancer: an observational study using a novel oral symptom assessment scale. Supportive Care in Cancer 2021; 29: 4349-56. Read abstract here
Davis M, Hui D, Davies A, Capela A, Ripamonti C, DeFeo G, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Medical management of malignant bowel obstruction in patients with advanced cancer: 2021 MASCC guideline update. Supportive Care in Cancer 2021; 29: 8089-96. Read abstract here
Davis M, Hui D, Davies A, Ripamonti C, DeFeo G, Capela A, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. MASCC antiemetics in advanced cancer updated guideline. Supportive Care in Cancer 2021; 29: 8097-107.
Davies A, Cleary N. Letter to the Editor in response to “What is the impact of clinically assisted hydration in the last days of life? A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis”. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care; 2021 (on-line).
Romero Ortuno R, Martinez Velilla N, Sutton R, Ungar A, Fedorowski A, Galvin R, Theou O, Davies A, Reilly RB, Kelly AM, Ivanov PC. The grand challenge of physiological reserve in older adults. Frontiers in Network Physiology; 2021.
Davies A, Leach C, Butler C, Patel SD, Shorthose K, Batsari KM. Opioid-induced constipation: a step-wise treatment algorithm feasibility study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care; 2021 [Epub ahead of print].
Webber K, Davies AN, Leach C, Waghorn M. Symptom prevalence and severity in palliative cancer medicine. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care; 2021 [Epub ahead of print].
McMahon D, Wee B. Medical undergraduate palliative care education (UPCE). BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2021 March;11:4-6. Read full text here