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Learn about the Centre for the Art of Dying Well's advisory group.

Our advisory group

Professor Julia Riley

Former Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Hospitals, Founder and Clinical Lead of Coordinate My Care; Visiting Professor of Palliative Medicine & End of Life Care, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London. 

Dr Kathryn Mannix

Retired palliative care doctor and author of With the End in Mind and Listen.  

Jim McManus

National Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health, Wales, President of the Association of Directors of Public Health, UK, Visiting Professor of Public Health at the University of Hertfordshire.

Paul Allcock

Founder Allcock Family Funeral Services; former President of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). Former Chairman of CRUSE Norwich and part of the training team for nationwide bereavement counsellors. Currently SAIF Government Liaison Officer and a Fellow of SAIF.   

Fionnuala Donovan

Highly Specialist Neurophysiotherapist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS.

Audrey Ardern-Jones OBE

Honorary Onco-Genetics Senior Research Nurse at The Institute of Cancer Research & Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust; poet and artist. Teaches creative writing for the Maggie Centre in Sutton. 

Professor John Ellershaw

Professor of Palliative Medicine and Head of the Palliative Care Unit, Liverpool University. Chair of the International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying Person. 

Nicola Meyrick

Former Head of BBC Radio Current Affairs, Trustee of the Sandford St Martin Trust which promotes excellence in religious and ethical broadcasting. 

Professor Julia Verne

Professor Julia Verne BSc, MBBS, MSc. PhD, FFPH is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with over 20 years’ experience working regionally, nationally and internationally and has a long-standing interest in improving the quality of health services particularly for cancer patients and in end of life care. Julia is a Deputy Director in DHSC Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) having transferred from Public Health England where, in 2010, she established the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network.

Anthony Carey

Anthony Carey was a partner at Mazars, the accountancy firm, for many years and his non-executive appointments now include being a board member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, treasurer of the Royal College of Radiologists, and a member of Council at Lancaster University.

Oliver Pawle

Chairman of the London based Korn Ferry Board Services Practice focusing on chairman non-executive and executive board appointments succession management and leadership development.

External Advisor to the Centre 

Dr Amy Gadoud

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine and National Institute for Health Research Integrated Clinical Academic Training Lead at Lancaster University and International Observatory on End of Life Care.