St Christopher's Hospice
Following accreditation in Respiratory and General Medicine and a doctorate on breathlessness, Rob pioneered HIV & non-cancer palliative care from 1987 and has worked in all clinical palliative care settings since then in teaching hospitals, DGHs and NHS or voluntary hospices.
Currently he is Medical Director at St Christopher’s Hospice, and continues with some NHS sessions;
He handed on Presidency of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland in 2017;
He has sat on RCP working parties reporting on aspects of palliative and end of life care and Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness and their Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine. He advises various Government Departments on EoL matters, including as the independent, clinical expert to the LCP Review led by Lady Neuberger in 2012. He continues to sits on various other ethics committees.
He is a clinical academic, rather than an experimental researcher and before gaining his personal chair at the Cicely Saunders Institute, KCL, he was Hon. Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at UCL. He has something over a hundred and thirty publications reflecting the different elements of his career.