Idris Baker is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Swansea, working in community palliative care including in the local MND clinics. He is National Clinical Lead for Palliative & End of Life care in Wales, codirector of the South Wales MND Care Network, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Swansea University Medical School, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiff University, and a Visiting Academic in Amsterdam University.
He has interests in person-centered value-based health care, in the development of palliative care services and approaches in nonmalignant disease, and in the ethics of decision making in palliative care and in diminished autonomy. He regularly contributes to education for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate audiences including health professionals and others on topics in palliative care and clinical ethics. He likes a bit of debate and was once denounced to the press by an opponent as “genuinely wicked.”