Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas
- Research Associate (Wellcome Trust) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
telephone: +44 (0) 1387 702008
I am an ordained minister of the church of South India – Kanyakumari Diocese – with several years of clinical, teaching and research experience in palliative care in India. In 2004 I joined the palliative care team at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India as a chaplain and was involved in providing spiritual care and psychological support to palliative care patients and their families. I was also involved in teaching spiritual care, communication skills and ethical issues in end of life care for medical, nursing, allied health and theology students both at the Christian Medical College, Vellore and various other institutions across India.
I hold bachelor degrees in English Literature and Theology and masters degrees in Journalism and Bioethics. My bioethics masters was an Erasmus Mundus masters degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and the university of Padova, Italy.
I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham. My doctoral research was a cross-disciplinary research involving philosophical and theological analysis as well as an oral history study to explore the historical-cultural understanding of spirituality at the end of life in India.
I am a member of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group as a Research Associate in the Wellcome Trust funded project Global Interventions at the End of Life. My primary responsibility is the ‘desk based’ data gathering aspect of the project. I am also involved in literature searches and reviews and collection of primary data through interviews and surveys. Working closely with the other members of the team, my role also includes reporting the results of the study through publications in international journals and presentations at national and international conferences and meetings.
- Palliative care
- Historical, cultural and contextual understandings of spirituality at the end of life
- Spiritual care in end of life care
- Theological, philosophical and cultural understandings of death, dying and bereavement
- Ethical issues in end of life care
- Oral history
- Qualitative research methods
- I co-convene and teach on the course ‘global challenges at the end of life’ as part of the undergraduate degree programme on Health & Social Policy (Dumfries Campus) at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. The aim of the course is to foster a critical understanding of the global significance of death, dying and bereavement and to examine how the provision of care at the end of life is subject to shifting social, cultural and policy influences – thereby developing skills in global policy analysis and evidence synthesis.
- I teach 'palliative, spiritual care and mental health' on the taught masters in Global Mental Health at the University of Glasgow.