Dr Ben Bowers

Postdoctoral Associate
University Positions
Research Associate
Subjects
Specialising in
Palliative and end of life care

After gaining extensive clinical experience in community nursing, Ben specialised in palliative and end-of-life care. Ben’s doctoral research investigated community end-of-life anticipatory prescribing practice and perspectives of this care. His postdoctoral research interests include improving systems for using end-of-life care medications at home.

Academic interests

Ben’s academic interests include: 

  • Last days of life symptom control
  • Patients and families experiences of care
  • Medical ethics
  • Systems-driven design
  • Patient safety
  • Community-based palliative care interventions
  • Anticipatory prescribing of injectable medications
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods research.

Degrees obtained

  • BA (Hons) Nursing, 2006.
  • MSc Advanced Practice, 2016.
  • PhD Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 2021.

Awards and prizes

  • NIHR School for Primary Care Research Scholarship, 2018.
  • Best Research Award, Association of Palliative Medicine Congress, 2019.
  • Finalist for the RCNi Community Nurse of the Year Award, 2020.

Biography

Ben is a clinical academic and a practicing Community Palliative Care Nurse. As well as his Research Associate role at the Primary Care Unit, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cardiff University and a Community Nursing Research Consultant with the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Ben has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2009. His recent NIHR funded PhD with the University of Cambridge investigated community end-of-life anticipatory prescribing and patients’, families’, and clinicians’ perspectives of this care. 

Ben’s postdoctoral research interests include improving systems for using end-of-life care medications at home. Ben is an interdisciplinary researcher, working with colleagues in engineering, patient safety, social sciences, primary care and palliative care.

Other interests

Improvisation (Improv), road biking, traveling with the family, gardening and the allotment.

Department link

https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk

Publications, links and resources

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