Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas
- Honorary Research Fellow (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
telephone: +44 (0) 1387 702008
I am a priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church currently serving as Priest-in-Charge at St John’s Church Forres. Previously I was a Research Associate with the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group and played a leading role in the research activities of the Wellcome Trust funded project Global Interventions at the End of Life. My major contributions to the project are the case studies, ‘Declarations as advocacy interventions’ and ‘The international transfer and translation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient’. I also led the work on the creation and publication of the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care, which was funded by the Scottish Government.
My interest in end of life issues stems from my experience as a palliative care chaplain at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India since 2004. I was involved in providing spiritual care and psychological support to palliative care patients and their families. I have continued teaching spiritual care, communication skills and ethical issues in end of life care for medical, nursing, allied health and theology students at various educational and health care institutions across India and in the UK.
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 hold bachelor degrees in English Literature and Theology and masters degrees in Journalism and Bioethics. My postgraduate degree in bioethics was an Erasmus Mundus masters degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and the University of Padova, Italy.
I am delighted to be able to continue my research interests and activities into end of life issues as an Honorary Research Fellow of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.
- 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.