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Dr Kate Lillie
|Title:||Lecturer, Adult Nursing & Student Abroad Lead|
|Location:||CEC - SF42|
|Role:||Award Lead: Post Graduate Certificate in End of Life Care
International Champion for the School of Nursing & Midwifery
|Contacting me:||Email or pop in|
PhD, MA (Distinction) in Death and Society, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (Distinction), RGN
Kate undertook her RGN training 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 tertiary care settings providing palliative care to both adults and children. Prior to joining the School of Nursing and Midwifery she work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
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 is the School Director of Internationalisation and is committed to ensuring that the education we provide not only helps develop the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in an internationalised and inter-cultural environment, but also prepares students to have a positive impact across the globe
Kate’s research is primarily focused around supporting patients and families affected by advancing incurable disease. She is an active member of the Palliative and End of Life Care 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 is also actively involved in researching palliative care context in a palliative international. Kate’s PhD consideredthe care needs of hospice patients and families with a family history of cancer in the context of genetic predisposition. She was awarded the RCN Marjorie Simpson New Researcher Award in 2007 for work undertaken as part of her PhD.
Kate is currently a member of a Keele University Ethical Review Panel and a member of the Royal College of Nursing, Pain and Palliative Care Steering Committee.
Conference Presentations and Posters
Lillie, K. Quinn, I. Doyle, C. (2016) Why the Nice (2015) care of the dying guidelines matter. RCN Congress, Glasgow 18th -22un June
International Elective Placements: Risks and Benefits. Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education Forum national conference and exhibition in Nottingham, March 11-12 2015.
Musculoskeletal pain at the end of life: Epidemiological findings: Rheumatology Education and Research Seminar Series.Haywood Hospital, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust 20/1/15
Being human in as a palliative care nurse lecturer, Being Human: The Cultures and Spaces of dying conference North Stafford Medical Institute, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7NY 19th November 2014
Musculoskeletal pain at the end of life: An overlooked issue, Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life CareSeminar series Nottingham University 27/3/14
Musculoskeletal pain at the end of life: Findings from a systematic search of the literature Lillie, A.K. Lillie AK. 2013. The Eleventh International Death, Dying and Disposal Conference The Open University, Milton Keynes 5-8 September 2013
Musculoskeletal pain at the end of life, Seminar presentation, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University 31st January 2013
Caring for people with arthritis at the end of life: In symposium: Pain in older people. Richardson, J. MacKichan, F. Wilkie, R. Lillie, A.K. Moore, A. British Society of Gerontology 41st Annual Conference Keele University 11/7/12-13/7/12 Book of Abstracts: Abstract 72:
A family journey? Genetics and end of life care Journey’s towards the end of life Keele University 8/3/12
Looking for death in arthritis care. The Tenth Death, Dying and Disposal Conference Radboud University, Nijmegen 9-12 September 2011
Making Connections: Dying with a family history of cancer. Association for Death Education and Counselling combined with The International Conference of Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society 33rd Annual Conference: Miami USA 22/6/11 – 25/6/11
How does a family history of cancer affect the care needs of palliative care patients? Keele Making Research Count Seminar Series Keele University 6/8/10
Genetics in palliative care: The challenge of designing an ethical research study North Staffordshire Palliative Care Research Group: Douglas Macmillan Hospice 12/11/09
Dying with a family history of cancer: A phenomenological study European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics (2008) in conjunction with European Human Genetics Conference (2008) Barcelona, Spain 31/5/08-3/6/08 European Journal of Human Genetics (2008)16, Supplement 2: 462
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: Metcalfe, A, Coad, J. Lillie, A.K. Royse, S. The RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2008 Liverpool 8-11/4/08: Book of Abstracts: 117
How does a family history of cancer affect the care needs of palliative care patients?
The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: 8th International Conference 12-15th September 2007: Bath UK. Mortality 12 Supplement: 56
Inadvertent outcomes: A case study of a hospice patient discussing his family’s experiences of cancer, In Symposium 11: Carrying out sensitive research: Sharing experiences from a programme of genetics research Metcalfe, A, Coad, J. Lillie, A.K. Royse, S. Clifford, C.M. The RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2007 01/05/07-04/05/07 Dundee: Book of Abstracts: 106
How does a family history of cancer affect the care needs of palliative care patients? Poster Presentation, The RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2007 01/05/07-04/05/07 Dundee: Book of Abstracts: 17
How does a family history of cancer affect the care needs of patients and their families in palliative care? - Outline of a PhD project. U21 Doctoral Forum, Research and Research Careers: Developing Knowledge for Healthcare 12/9/06-14/9/06 University of Nottingham
Genetics in palliative care: The challenge of designing a suitable research study. The RCN International Nursing Research Conference 22/3/06 (21-24/3/06) York Racecourse: York Book of Abstracts: 95
Cancer genetics and palliative care: Implications for practice The RCN International Nursing Research Conference 22/3/06 (21-24/3/06) York Racecourse: York Book of Abstracts: 106
Lourdes: A pilgrimage for the dying? Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement Conference: 27/03/03 University of Leicester.
Modern Hospice Design: An architecture of palliative care: Warpole, K. In Mortality (2010) 15(2): 187-188
A little bit of heaven for the few? An oral history of the modern hospice movement in the UK Eds Clark, D. Small, D. Wright, M. Winslow, M. Hughes, N. In Mortality 2007 12(1): 96
Full Publications List show
'What I want clinicians to know' - experiences of people with arthritis. British Journal of Nursing, vol. 22(14), 808-812. doi>2013.
Caring for families with a family history of cancer: Why concerns about genetic predisposition are missing from the palliative agenda. Palliat Med (2011), vol. 25(2), 117-124. doi>2011.
Exploring Cancer Genetics and Care of the Family: An evolving challenge for palliative care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing (2006), vol. 2(12), 70-74.
Maggots and their role in wound care. British Journal of Nursing (2011), vol. 3 Supplement(16), 24-33.
The Practice of Pilgrimage in Palliative Care: A case study of Lourdes. International Journal of Palliative Nursing (2005), vol. 4(11), 170-176.
Why the NICE (2015) Care of the Dying guidelines matter. RCN. link>2016.
Dying with a family history of cancer: A phenomenological study. European Journal of Human Genetics (vol. Supplement 2, p. 426).
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).
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My main teaching focus is palliative and end of life care but I am also actively involved in teaching evidence based practice.
I am also the International Champion, committed to building and growing an international perspective within the School.