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Lorna Fraser


    • 1994

    Personal profile

    Research interests

    Life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in children

    Medical Complexity

    Paediatric palliative care

    Parental health and wellbeing


    Routine Data analyses

    Model of Care

    Biographical details

    Lorna Fraser joined  Kings College London as Professor of Palliative Care and Child Health in November 2022. Her background is in clinical paediatrics and  her research focuses on children and young people. She was the founding director of the highly successful Martin House Research Centre  a multi-disciplinary centre for research on the care and support of children and young poeple with life-limiting conditions, their families and the workforce that care for them. She has a porfolio of funding from the major funders, including two NIHR fellowships.  Her main area of expertise is the use of routine data to influence policy and address healthcare inequalities. Her work has influenced national service specifications, children's palliative care funding, and vaccine prioritisation for children with COVID-19
    Working closely with children and their parents are central to her research and they were recently awarded the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health Patient and Public Involvement prize and in 2018 Lorna was awarded the postdoctoral researcher award by the European Association of Palliative Care.

    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 15 - Life on Land

    External positions

    Member of the Confidentiality Advisory Group, Health Research Authority

    1 Aug 2014 → …


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