Kate Flemming
Senior Lecturer

Profile

Biography

Prof Kate Flemming is a highly experienced academic, internationally known for her leading research and service innovation in palliative care nursing. Kate is leading on the integration of research and teaching in our new nursing curriculum in the Department of Health Sciences, bringing together our world leading researchers with the best teachers in nurse education. Kate leads by example through her pioneering clinical leadership and research in Palliative Care within the Hospice and community settings and works two days a week for the national charity Hospice UK as their Head of Research and Clinical Innovation. Kate is also a trustee of St Leonard’s Hospice, York.

Kate’s research programme focuses on complex interventions including patient and carer experience of palliative care across different service models, disease types and morbidities, including motor neurone disease and heart failure. This work is closely integrated with her methodological expertise in qualitative evidence synthesis. Kate is internationally known for her quality approach to research and acts as co-convener of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group. Kate is currently working with the WHO on the use of qualitative evidence synthesis to inform guideline development for complex interventions.

Kate also leads the integration of research into teaching.

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc (Hons)
  • RN

Departmental roles

  •  Chair of Training and Development Committee

Research

Overview

Kate's research interests are in the role of the synthesis of qualitative research for policy and practice; the management of pain in advanced cancer; educational and support needs of patients, health care professionals and carers at the end of life; and smoking in pregnancy.

Projects

Research group(s)

Supervision

Kate would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: palliative and end of life care, qualitative research in smoking in pregnancy, methods for the synthesis of qualitative research and mixed methods research.

Publications

Full publications list

External activities

Editorial duties

Kate Flemming

Contact details

Dr Kate Flemming
Professor
Department of Health Sciences
Room 232
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 321345