Congratulations to Dr Ben Bowers, who has been awarded a Wellcome Post-Doctoral Fellowship to research pressing and sensitive issues in last days of life symptom control.
Ben’s interdisciplinary project seeks to understand the human and system factors involved in the safe, effective and timely use of injectable end-of-life symptom control medications for adults dying at home. His research will advance an inclusive design methodology.
Ben will be working with colleagues in the Palliative & End of Life Group in Cambridge (PEliCam), the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and patient safety colleagues at Cardiff University.
Ben is a clinical academic and a practicing Community Palliative Care Nurse. As well as his research role at the Primary Care Unit, he is a Community Nursing Research Consultant at the Queen’s Nursing Institute and a Jesus College Post-Doctoral Associate from October 2022. Ben has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2009.