Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group

Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group

Leading the way. Excellence in research

The Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care (CPELC) Research Group is based in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, which was ranked second in the UK for excellence in nursing research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

As a research group we are focussed on enhancing the lives of people affected by cancer, other life-limiting conditions, and those requiring end of life care.

Our research has made a major contribution to the way that end of life care is delivered in the UK and has influenced end of life care throughout the world. We play a key role in driving Cancer Survivorship research and policy agenda through our involvement in the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative and developing Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs). In addition, we have been instrumental in driving up early detection rates for cancer, raising awareness about organ donation and improving support for carers and the bereaved.

We are an important provider of post graduate specialist training through our Masters, DClinP and PhD programmes with a dedicated MSc in Clinical Leadership in cancer, palliative and end of life care. Our research directly informs our education programmes and all our students play an active role in the research group.

A few examples of our key research: