Journal of Palliative Care And Hospice

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Palliative Care And Hospice-end of life care decision-making-Audrey Roulston

United Kingdom

Lecturer in Social Work.

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Audrey Roulston


School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work,
Queen's University,
6 College Park,
BT7 1NN,
United Kingdom.

Research Interests:

  • end of life care decision-making
  • psychosocial aspects of palliative and end of life care
  • advanced lung cancer
  • bereavement needs assessment


  • I qualified as a social worker in 1996 and specialised in palliative and end of life care, working within the community and hospice care settings.  
  • I transferred into a permanent research post within Marie Curie Cancer Care in 2008 and conducted a number of palliative care and bereavement research studies regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • I moved into a full-time academic post at Queen's University Belfast in 2010.
  • My PhD research explored end of life care decision-making by patients with advanced lung cancer, and their professionals.