About Us

Palliative and Supportive Care Research is a key workstream within the Community Theme of the Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC).

The workstream is led from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre (MCPCRC), which is hosted by Cardiff University and is based at the School of Medicine, Heath Park.

Prof Anthony Byrne (Director MCPCRC and Consultant in Palliative Medicine) is the Community Theme lead; Prof Annmarie Nelson (Scientific Director MCPCRC) and Prof Simon Noble (Palliative Consultant and Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine) are the Palliative and Supportive Care workstream leads.

Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre (MCPCRC)

The aim of the Centre is to develop and support well designed research in palliative care, with the focus on design and conduct of pragmatic studies which will translate into better patient care. There are three clinical or academic theme leads and aside from the Centres own research programmes, the MCPCRC help researchers and clinicians throughout the UK to develop and run their research ideas.


The MCPCRC is able to provide:

· Advice on how to develop a research idea

· Expert methodological advice

· Identification of funding routes and help with applications

· Direction on the right options for completing studies

· Acces to a vital trials unit function for study conduct