Associate Specialist Director for Palliative Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health
MBBS BSc MRCPsych PhD
Annabel trained in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London before training in General Adult, Old Age and Liaison Psychiatry on the Maudsley Hospital Rotation London. Annabel went on to be a Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Care Psychiatry. Currently Annabel is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Older People’s Team, Addenbrookes Hospital and a teaching specialist in palliative care.
Mental health at the end of life
The interface between mental health and assisted dying
Price A, (2015) Mental capacity as a safeguard in assisted dying: clarity is needed. BMJ 351:h4461
Price A, McCormack R, Wiseman T, Hotopf M (2014) Concepts of mental capacity for patients requesting assisted suicide: a qualitative analysis of expert evidence presented to the Commission on Assisted Dying. BMC Medical Ethics 15:32
Price A, Whitman S, Henderson MJ. (2014) Impact of psychotic disorder on transplant eligibility and outcomes.Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation (2014). 19;2:196-200
Goodwin L,Price A,Lee W, Rayner L, Moorey S, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson I, Hotopf M (2014) I’ve had a good life, what’s left is a bonus: Factor analysis of the Mental Adjustment to Cancer scale in a palliative population.Palliative Medicine Mar;28(3):243-55
McCormack R and Price A.(2013) Debate: Psychiatric assessment should be mandatory for patients requesting assisted suicide. General Hospital Psychiatry 36;1:7-9
Chilcot J, Rayner L, Lee W, Price A, Goodwin L, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Hotopf M(2013)The factor structure of the PHQ-9 in palliative care. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 75(1):60-64
Price A, Goodwin L, Rayner L, Lee W, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ and Hotopf M (2012) Illness perceptions, adjustment to illness and depression in a palliative population. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management May;43(5):819-32
Hayes RD, Lee W, Rayner L, Price A, Monroe B, Hansford P, Sykes N, Hotopf M (2012) Gender differences in prevalence of depression among patients receiving palliative care: the role of dependency. Palliative Medicine Jul;26(5):696-702
Goodwin L, Lee W, Price A, Rayner A, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ and Hotopf M (2012) Predictors of non-remission of depression in a palliative care population. Palliative Medicine 26(5)683-695
Ginn S, Price A, Rayner L, Hayes, R, Owen G, Hotopf M, Lee W (2011) Senior doctors’ opinions of rational suicide. Journal of Medical Ethics Dec;37(12):723-6
Price A, Lee W, Goodwin l, Rayner L, Humphreys R, Hansford P, Sykes N, Monroe B, Higginson IJ and Hotopf M (2011) Desire for death in a palliative population. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care Sept;1:140-148
Price A and Rayner L (2011) Review: antidepressants are safe and effective for people with depression who have additional chronic physical health problems. Evid Based Mental Health 14:80
Rayner L, Price A, Hotopf M, Higginson IJ (2011) Expert opinion on detecting and treating depression in palliative care: A Delphi study. BMC Palliative Care 10:10
Price A, Rayner L, Okon-Rocha E, Evans A, Valsraj K, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M (2011) Antidepressants for the treatment of depression in neurological disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Aug;82(8):914-23
Rayner L, Price A, Hotopf M, Higginson IJ (2011) The development of evidence-based European guidelines on the management of depression in palliative cancer care. Eur J cancer care Mar;47(5):702-12
Rayner L, Lee W, Price A, Monroe B, Sykes N, Hansford P, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M (2011) The clinical epidemiology of depression in palliative care and the predicative value of somatic symptoms; cross survey and four week follow up. Palliative Medicine Apr;25(3):229-41
Hotopf M, Lee W, Price A (2011) Assisted suicide – why psychiatrists should engage in the debate. British Journal of Psychiatry, Feb;198:83-4.
Rayner L, Price A, Evans A, Valsraj K, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M (2011) Antidepressants for the treatment of depression in palliative care: systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliative Medicine Jan;25(1):36-51
Rayner L, Price A, Evans A, Valsraj K, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M (2010) Antidepressants for depression in physically ill people. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 3: p. CD007503.
Price A, Hotopf M (2009) The treatment of depression in patients with advanced cancer undergoing palliative care. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care 3(1):61-66
Lee W, Price A, Rayner L, and Hotopf M (2009) UK doctors’ attitudes to the legalisation of assisted suicide. Palliat Med Sep;23(6):570.