Marie Fallon

St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine

Background

Marie Fallon is the St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. She leads a large portfolio of multicentre clinical trials in Palliative Care of which three are CRUK-funded.

She has developed the group from her single appointment to the Chair in 2006. In addition, to the largest portfolio of clinical trials in Palliative Care in the United Kingdom, she has developed an International PhD programme with the University of Trondheim, Norway.

Professor Fallon is a joint editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine (4th and 5th editions) and has served as editor of the ABC of Palliative Care (two editions) the ABC of Pain and the Textbook of Cancer Pain. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Dimbleby Cancer Care, and the joint Dimbleby Cancer Care/Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund and is chair of the Cancer Pain Sub Group of the NCRI Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group. She is a Collaborating Centre Lead for the European Palliative Care Research Centre, which is based in Trondheim. She is also a Visiting Professor for the European Palliative Care Research Centre.

Marie Fallon has embedded clinical biomarkers in her research programme with the aim of moving towards efficient identification of the most appropriate treatments.

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