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Katherine Sleeman


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    Katherine studied medicine at UCL, graduating with a first class degree in Developmental Biology (1996) and distinctions in pathology and pharmacology (1999). After training in general medicine and oncology, she did a PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research on breast cancer stem cells (supervisors Matt Smalley and Clare Isacke).

    She began specialist training in palliative medicine in 2007, and was appointed to an NIHR funded clinical lectureship in palliative medicine at KCL in 2010. In 2016 she was appointed to an NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship (2016-2021). Her research interests are the use of routinely collected to understand and improve care for people approaching the end of life, and the use of evidence in policy making.

    Research interests

    Transitions in care setting for people approaching the end of life, the use of evidence in policy, end of life communication.


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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