Professor Christina Faull

BmedSci, MB BS, FRCP.,M.D. Dip Clin Hyp, PGCert Med Ed.

Academic Champion in Palliative Medicine

Groby Road


Interested in Palliative Care?

Maybe you will be inspired by Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life care discussing the NIHR themed review of research in end of life care.

Perhaps you could be inspired by the success of a fellow student?

Lucy Taylor completed an IBSc in palliative medicine in 2017 and was awarded a first for her Intercalated BSc! Great news for Lucy and the Academic Champion programme. Lucy has written a blog about her experiences in working with palliative care, which you can read here.

In May 2017 Lucy was awarded the RSM Palliative Care Section George Adams Prize for her (unrelated to the IBSc) essay on “Innovation in palliative care: What's next?" Christina Faull, our Academic Champion in Palliative Medicine, brought this to our attention. There are national essay competitions for medical students in palliative care every year.

Interested in an inspirational conference with nationally renowned speakers? Book in a student concession price for "Getting it Right for Patients" on Friday November 9th at LOROS Hospice. Register here

Christina's Biography

Since 2003 Christina has been a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice and the University Hospitals of Leicester. In 2013 she was awarded an honorary Chair at De Montfort University. She previously worked as a Consultant in Birmingham at the University Hospital and at St Mary's Hospice for 10 years.

Christina is a clinician, educator and researcher and is widely published. Her two books (Handbook of Palliative Care and Palliative Care) were both awarded the BMA medical book of the year.

As Associate Postgraduate Dean, Christina developed e-learning sessions on workplace based assessment for doctors in training. She has extended her work in e-learning developing sessions for the Foundation programme on patient safety and is currently the National Clinical lead for the e-End of Life Care for All programme of e-LfH at Health Education England.

Christina is the palliative medicine and LOROS hospice lead for research Her most recent research has focussed on the experiences of professionals and family in withdrawing ventilation at the request of a patient with MND. The findings from which are translated into National Guidance. She and the team, including an IBSc student, are currently exploring issues for patients from minority ethnic communities and their families related to advance care planning discussions as well as recruiting in several multisite NIHR portfolio studies. A novel area of research Archaeology meets palliative care has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and recently opened in collaboration with Bradford University.

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Contact Details

College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road