Chief Investigators

Andrew Davies

Palliative Care Consultant

Dr Davies qualified in medicine from St. George’s Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 1987, and obtained an MSc in Palliative Medicine from University of Bristol in 1999, and a MD from the University of London in 2000. He trained in general medicine, before specialising in Palliative Medicine. He is Clinical Director of Supportive & Palliative Care at the Royal Surrey County Hospital / St. Luke’s Cancer Centre, having been a Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at the University of Bristol, and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Surrey. He is the CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex Cancer Specialty Lead for Palliative Care, and heads up a dedicated research team based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. His research interests include cancer pain (especially breakthrough cancer pain), oral problems, and end-of-life care. Currently, he is in receipt of a grant from the NIHR / RfPB to undertake a cluster randomised trial of parenteral fluids at the end-of-life (feasibility study).



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