Advisory Board

Professor Philip J Larkin
Professor Philip J Larkin has worked in Palliative Care in Ireland since 1992. He is currently Chair and Professor of Clinical Nursing in Palliative Care and Associate Dean for Taught Graduate Studies at UCD School of Nursing & Midwifery and Health Systems and Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Dublin.
Philip is President of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) since 2015; he was Vice-President 2003-2007 and Chair of All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), 2013-2016. In recognition of his European and International work, Philip received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Macmillan Cancer Support and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing in 2007. Philip was a Fulbright Scholar to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in 2014 where he undertook research into compassion in palliative care.
Professor Sheila Payne
Professor Sheila Payne is a health psychologist with a background in nursing. She holds an Emeritus Chair at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. During her career, she established and led three research Groups at the Universities of Southampton, Sheffield and Lancaster. She was President of the European Association of Palliative Care (2011-2015) and received the EAPC Award for international leadership in palliative care in 2017. She has worked closely with the World Health Organisation as a temporary advisor for the Eastern Mediterranean Region and is a Salzburg Global Health Fellow. Professor Payne has a long track record in palliative care research and scholarship. Her research focuses on palliative and end-of-life care for older People.
Professor Frank D. Ferris
Frank D. Ferris is the Executive Director, Palliative Medicine, Research & Education for OhioHealth and a member of Board of the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute.
He is particularly interested in educational and research strategies to grow palliative care clinicians and leaders, and advance palliative care globally. Frank D. Ferris is the Clinical Associate Professor of Hospice and Palliative Care in the Department of Specialty Medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine. Besides his involvement in the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care and the American Association for Cancer Education he is the Principal of the International Leadership Development Initiative and the International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.
Frank D. Ferris has published on multiple palliative care subjects and effective approaches to education and program implementation and was awarded a Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by the Governor General of Canada as the author of ‘A Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice’.