Assistant Professor in Palliative Medicine
Anna qualified from Cambridge in 1992, and subsequently trained in both hospital medicine and general practice, before specializing in palliative care. Since 2011, she has worked as a palliative medicine consultant at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and, in 2019, she was appointed as a University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Palliative and End of Life Care. She is the Lead Consultant for the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service.
Anna’s research focuses on brief, community-based complex interventions for the management of intractable fatigue and breathlessness in chronic disease. Her MD thesis described a series of studies culminating in working with young cancer patients to co-design an age-appropriate fatigue intervention. She is developing and evaluating conceptual models that describe vicious cycles of emotional and behavioural responses to breathlessness and fatigue; the models can explain symptom perpetuation and facilitate intervention.
Anna has supported the development and delivery of undergraduate palliative care education at the University of Cambridge since 2012. As Academic Lead for the East of England Specialty Training Committee, she is contributing to building regional postgraduate academic palliative care training. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
A full list of publications is available – https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9837-7281