Esther Downham

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Research title: Advanced lung cancer care

Research Summary

Research interests

My background is in clinical Palliative Medicine. I am interested in inequalities in healthcare and experiences at the end of life. My PhD aims to investigate the care pathways and experiences of patients with advanced lung cancer who do not receive anti-cancer treatment.

PhD title:

Advanced lung cancer care and the impact of socioeconomic deprivation in Greater Glasgow and Clyde: describing Best Supportive Care pathways and patients’ lived experiences of care.




External supervisors

Professor Marie Fallon, St Columbas Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Edinburgh Marie Fallon | The University of Edinburgh

Dr Peter Hall, Reader in Cancer Informatics and Health Economics, Univeritsy of Edinburgh Peter Hall | The University of Edinburgh

Dr Giovanni Tramonti, Research Fellow in Cancer Informatics, University of Edinburgh Giovanni Tramonti | The University of Edinburgh