Dr Ben Bowers, postdoctoral Research Associate with the Primary Care Unit, has been appointed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute as “Community Nursing Research Consultant”.
This highly prestigious appointment is in acknowledgement of his major contribution to Community Nursing and to Palliative and End of Life Care research, including his founding of the QNI Community Nursing Research Forum that has reached nearly 300 members in just a few months.
I’m thrilled to build even closer links with the QNI, and work with colleagues from across the UK to help strengthen research capacity within community nursing.’
– Dr Ben Bowers
Ben is a clinical academic and a practicing Community Palliative Care Nurse. As well as his research role at the PCU, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cardiff University and a Jesus College Post-Doctoral Associate from October 2022. Ben has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2009.
Ben’s recent NIHR funded PhD with the University of Cambridge investigated community end-of-life anticipatory prescribing practice and patients’, families’, and clinicians’ perspectives of this care. His postdoctoral research interests include improving systems for using end-of-life care medications at home. Ben’s recent research publications can be found here.
Read more on the Queen’s Nursing Institute website