Biography

PhD, MA (Distinction) in Death and Society, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (Distinction), RGN
 
Kate trained at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in 1988. She rapidly developed an interest in end of life care and worked in a variety of hospices and acute care settings in London providing palliative care to both adults and children. Her interest in evidenced based practice and research grew whilst she when working as a ward sister when she became increasingly interested in ensuring that best practice was systematically implemented into nursing care.
 
Kate was employed at Keele University School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2009. She is the Lead Lecturer for Palliative Care and a member of the Royal College of Nursing, Pain and Palliative Care Steering Committee. Kate leads the School Palliative Care, Loss and Bereavement research group and is chair of the School Project Research Ethics group. She is committed to ensuring that the
education we provide not only helps develop the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in today’s healthcare environment, but also to preparing students to be able to adapt and improve care as the evidence base changes.

Research and scholarship

Kate’s research is primarily focused around supporting patients and families affected by advancing incurable disease. She is Chair the School Palliative Care, Loss and Bereavement research group. In collaboration with other members of this group she has been successful in gaining funding to consider issues surrounding grief and loss in the criminal justice system. She was in developing the the Bounce Back Boy into a media resource (https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/end-of-life-care/bounce-back-boy) with the RCN Pain and Palliative Care forum. She is actively involved in researching palliative care context in a palliative international. Kate’s PhD considered the care needs of hospice patients and families with a family history of cancer in the context of genetic
predisposition.

Teaching

My main teaching focus is palliative and end of life care but I am also actively involved in teaching evidence based practice. In particular, I lead the MSc Clininal Effectiveness Module and the MSc Advanced Work-based practice Module.

Selected Publications

  • Palfreyman L, Lillie A, Belda Torrijos M. International Nursing Summer School. full text>
  • Gibson SL and Lillie AK. 2019. Effective drain care and management in community settings. Nurs Stand. link> doi> full text>
  • Lillie AK and Cheesley A. 2020. Metasynthesis: dying adults' transition process from cure-focused to comfort-focused care. Evid Based Nurs, 86, vol. 23(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Kaur-Aujla H, Shain F, Lillie AK. 2019. A Gap Exposed: What Is Known About Sikh Victims of Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) and Their Mental Health?. European Journal of Mental Health, 179-189, vol. 14(1). doi> link>
  • Gibson SL and Lillie AK. Understanding Drain Management. Nursing Standard. full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Gibson SL and Lillie AK. 2019. Effective drain care and management in community settings. Nurs Stand. link> doi> full text>
  • Lillie AK and Cheesley A. 2020. Metasynthesis: dying adults' transition process from cure-focused to comfort-focused care. Evid Based Nurs, 86, vol. 23(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Kaur-Aujla H, Shain F, Lillie AK. 2019. A Gap Exposed: What Is Known About Sikh Victims of Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) and Their Mental Health?. European Journal of Mental Health, 179-189, vol. 14(1). doi> link>
  • Gibson SL and Lillie AK. Understanding Drain Management. Nursing Standard. full text>
  • Reeves C, Lillie AK, Burrow S. 2019. A review of end of life care for people with dementia in UK care homes: staff and family carer perceptions. Journal of Community Nursing, 60-65, vol. 33(2). full text>
  • Bradbury C, Britton I, Lille K, Wright-White H. 2019. Abdominal radiograph preliminary clinical evaluation image test bank project. Radiography (Lond), 250-254, vol. 25(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Lillie K, Corcoran M, Hunt K, Wrigley A, Read S. 2018. Encountering offenders in community palliative care settings: challenges for care provision. Int J Palliat Nurs, 368-375, vol. 24(8). link> doi>
  • Santatzoglou S, Lillie AK, Wrigley A, Ashby S, Read S, Moore A. 2017. Law, ethics and end-of-life care: the policy and practice interface in England. Int J Palliat Nurs, 213-218, vol. 23(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Lillie A-K, Corcoran M, Read S, Santatzoglou S, Wrigley A, Hunt K. 2016. Supporting Death, Dying and Bereavement in the English Criminal Justice System: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, E121-E122, vol. 52(6). link> doi>
  • Lillie AK. 2013. Volunteering: a valuable experience and a new perspective. Int J Palliat Nurs, 525, vol. 19(11). link> doi>
  • Lillie AK, Read S, Mallen C, Croft P, McBeth J. 2013. Musculoskeletal pain in older adults at the end-of-life: a systematic search and critical review of the literature with priorities for future research. BMC Palliat Care, 27, vol. 12(1). link> doi>
  • Ryan S, Lillie K, Thwaites C, Adams J. 2013. 'What I want clinicians to know' - experiences of people with arthritis. British Journal of Nursing, 808-812, vol. 22(14). doi>
  • Lillie K, Ryan S, Adams J. 2013. The educational needs of nurses and allied healthcare professionals caring for people with arthritis: results from a cross-sectional survey. Musculoskeletal Care, 93-98, vol. 11(2). link> doi>
  • Lillie AK. 2011. The challenge of caring for arthritis at the end of life. Musculoskeletal Care, 239-242, vol. 9(4). link> doi>
  • Lillie AK, Clifford C, Metcalfe A. 2011. Caring for families with a family history of cancer: Why concerns about genetic predisposition are missing from the palliative agenda. Palliat Med (2011), 117-124, vol. 25(2). doi>
  • LILLIE A. Exploring Cancer Genetics and Care of the Family: An evolving challenge for palliative care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing (2006), 70-74, vol. 2(12).
  • Jones J, Green J, Lillie AK. Maggots and their role in wound care. British Journal of Nursing (2011), 24-33, vol. 3 Supplement(16).
  • LILLIE A. The Practice of Pilgrimage in Palliative Care: A case study of Lourdes. International Journal of Palliative Nursing (2005), 170-176, vol. 4(11).

Chapters

  • Lillie AK. 2018. Loss at the end of life. In Loss Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System. Routledge.

Other

  • Palfreyman L, Lillie A, Belda Torrijos M. International Nursing Summer School. full text>
  • Lillie AK, Barks A, Hackett K, Inwood H, Palfreeman L. Initiation, running, evaluation and improvement of an international nursing summer school. Nurse Education Today. Elsevier.
  • Lillie AK, Quinn I, Doyle C. 2016. Why the NICE (2015) Care of the Dying guidelines matter. RCN. link> full text>
  • LILLIE A. Dying with a family history of cancer: A phenomenological study. European Journal of Human Genetics (p. 426, vol. Supplement 2).
  • Metcalfe A, Coad J, LILLIE AK, Royse S. End-of-life care required by patients and families affected by an inherited genetic cancer In Symposium 9: Building a programme of genetic research to inform practice. The RCN International Nursing Research Conference Book of Abstracts (p. 117).
  • Lillie AK. The absent health professional. link>
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