Professor Catherine Evans
Catherine Evans is a Professor in Palliative Care and Honorary Nurse Consultant.
She holds a joint clinical academic post between the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Her clinical background is in district nursing and palliative care. She is passionate about integrating research and clinical care to improve care quality and outcomes for patients and families.
She is the Deputy-Director of the King’s Clinical Academic Training Office developing clinical academic career pathways for nurses, midwives and AHPs. Her research focusses on new models of community-based palliative care for older adults with multiple conditions, including dementia and frailty.
She co-leads a major ESRC/NIHR funded research programme called EMBED-Care – Empowering Better End of Life Dementia Care. Her programme builds on NIHR funded studies on managing clinical uncertainty for adults with frailty (SPACE), and the OPTCare Elderly trial optimising palliative care for older people with frailty and multi-morbidities in community settings. She has pioneered research methods in palliative care, developing the MORECare_Capacity statement on process of consent for adults with impaired capacity.