Christina leads the research activity at LOROS, developing projects, collaborating with research colleagues in universities and other hospices and enabling patients and families to participate in research. She supervises colleagues undertaking research for higher degrees and makes sure that findings are known locally, nationally and internationally so that patient care is improved.
Christina has worked as a consultant for 25 years and has been at LOROS since 2003. She is the NIHR East Midlands Clinical Research Network clinical speciality co-lead and a member of the National NIHR Motor Neurone Disease Clinical studies Group. She has also served on the National Association for Palliative Medicine Executive Committee, chairing the Education Committee and sitting on the specialty committee of the Royal College of Physicians.
Her research interests are:
- End of life care and assisted ventilation
- Anticipatory discussions, decisions about treatments and anticipatory medications for end of life care
- Empowerment and support of family carers