Megha Majumder is a PhD student in the Palliative and End-of-Life Group at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests centre on prescribing at the end of life, care home culture, neurodegenerative diseases, philosophies of palliative medicine, global access to pain care, and qualitative methodologies. Megha holds a Masters from Harvard Medical School where she read medical ethics, and a BA/BS Hons in Molecular Toxicology, Public Health, and Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her previous research experience includes conducting ethnographic research in collaboration with patients living with degenerative brain diseases in San Francisco, Boston, and Kolkata.
Megha is currently undertaking a PhD funded by the the Abbeyfield Research Foundation exploring end of life prescribing for elderly patients, particularly those living in socially liminal spaces such as care homes. Her research interests lie within and across end of life care, palliative medicine, philosophy, neurodegenerative disease, and the sociologies of pain and ageing.
Life science statistics; Medical moralities
Fung Fellowship, Abbeyfield Research Foundation, Catherine Philbin Scholarship Programme