Associate Specialty Director in Palliative Care
Robert is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh and completed his higher specialist training in the East of England.
He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and has a master’s degree in medical ethics and law from King’s College London.
Robert’s undergraduate teaching roles in Cambridge currently focus on symptom control, end of life care, and clinical communication skills.
In addition, he has a particular interest in developing novel simulation programmes, two of which are now established parts of the undergraduate course at the Clinical School. He is currently working with colleagues on developing a third.
- End of life care
- Evaluation of novel educational interventions
Brodrick R, Cijffers D, Spathis A, Price A, Barclay B. Managing Dying: multimedia end of life care simulation training for medical undergraduates. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2022;12:A5.
Berlin A, Brodrick R. A Safe Place to Suffer: Psychotherapy with Clients for Whom No Improvement May be Possible. Transactional Analysis Journal. 2021. 51:2
Kingdon A, Spathis A, Brodrick R, Clarke G, Kuhn I, Barclay S. What is the impact of clinically assisted hydration in the last days of life? A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 12:bmjspcare-2020-002600.
Antunes B, Bowers B, Winterburn I, Kelly MP, Brodrick R, Pollock K, Majumder M, Spathis A, Lawrie I, George R, Ryan R, Barclay S. Anticipatory prescribing in community end-of-life care in the UK and Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic: online survey. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Published Online First: 16 June 2020. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002394