Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care, Liverpool John Moores University / Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine Liverpool Marie Curie Centre and Liverpool CCG

Following clinical and higher professionals training at University of Leicester Mari Lloyd-Williams joined University of Liverpool as Senior Lecturer and was promoted to personal chair within the Faculty of Medicine. In 2022, she joined Liverpool John Moores University as the first Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care and retains an honorary title at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests centre on assessment and non-pharmacological interventions for depression in advanced cancer; supporting patients with dementia and their families to live and die well within their community; support for carers including respite care and how this impacts on use of health and social care and benefits of intergenerational activities particularly with pre-school children and older people as both groups access day care, but frequently apart. She lives in N Wales and is very involved in supporting her local community.

Mari Lloyd-Williams will present the annual Frances Sheldon memorial lecture on Thursday 20th October.

'Kindness and Community in 2022' Mari's lecture will focus on how communities can be nurtured and supported to care for those approaching the end of life - those last thousand days. Hospices provide excellent care, but many would argue to the very few. How can we work with communities and existing groups, linking of course with hospices, to support people of all ages who are or are approaching the last 1,000 days? What sort of care do they and their families need. The lecture will also discuss rural palliative and end-of-life care, need for respite care and pay tribute to the enormous work of Frances Sheldon.

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