Sheila Payne is a health psychologist with a background in nursing. She holds the Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies based at the Division of Health Research and is the Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University. She has an Honorary Visiting Chair at Monash University, Melbourne. Professor Payne has a long track record in palliative care research and scholarship. Her research agenda focuses on palliative and end-of-life care for older people and bereavement support. She holds a number of major grants in these areas and has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students. She teaches on research methods and has coedited a textbook on research methods in palliative care. She codirects the NCRI-funded Cancer Experiences Collaborative with Professor Addington-Hall. Moreover, she is the Vice President of the European Association of Palliative Care and the President elected from 2011. She has published widely in academic and professional journals, written ten books, and edits the Health Psychology book series published by the Open University Press with Sandra Horn.
Biography Updated on 14 June 2010