Professor Kathryn Almack has led or collaborated on a number of research projects exploring and addressing the palliative end of life experiences and care needs for LGBT people, including three studies funded by the Marie Curie Research Programme.
Findings from Kathryn’s work have fed into a number of government consultations about inequalities in end of life care and been used to develop new resources for policy makers, health and social care professionals and carers. She has been involved in a number of consultations and action research projects with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those who work with them, in collaboration with key end of life care organisations in the UK. Kathryn has a background in community development work and a firm commitment to put research into practice.
A full list of Professor Kathryn Almack's publications
Kathryn also has two edited collections forthcoming in this area of work:
Funder: Marie Curie Research Programme
Team: Richard Harding (co-PI), Katherine Bristowe (co-PI), Kings College London, Michal King (CI), UCL; Kathryn Almack (CI), University of Hertfordshire
Research Associate: Liadh Timmins
Collaborators: Katherine Johnson, Wei Gao, Deokhee Yee, Billy Gazard, Alexandra Pitman
Methods: Population-based cross-sectional mixed-methods (retrospective post-bereavement survey; in-depth qualitative interviews) study of bereavement outcomes for LGB compared to heterosexual bereaved partners. Recruitment to this study starts May 2018.