Dr Lucy Ziegler

Dr Lucy Ziegler

University Academic Fellow

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Summary: Lucy is a University Academic Fellow funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research. Her research aims to improve timely integration of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer.

Location: 10.39 Worsley Building

Teaching Commitments: Lucy manages the group work component of I&P delivered to 240 medical students throughout Year 1 of the MBChB course. I&P focuses on the psychological and social mechanisms of health and illness. Lucy is a supervisor for Year 1 and Year 4 medical students undertaking research modules (RESS & ESREP) and medical students undertaking an intercalated BSc.


Lucy is a University of Leeds Academic Fellow funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.  

Lucy's fellowship supports a five year programme of research which aims to improve the timely integration of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. The first project in this programme, Time4PallCare, used population level data to establish the characteristics of cancer patients currently under represented in terms of access to palliative care and the duration of palliative care necessary to achieve measurable improvements in quality of life. Lucy is also Chief Investigator of an NIHR funded project STEP which builds on this work and aims to support timely effective communication at transition points in cancer care. 

Lucy has undertaken research aimed at improving the quality of life of patients with cancer since 2001, at the University of Bradford (2001–2008) within the Psychosocial Oncology and Clinical Practice Research Group, University of Leeds (2008–2012) and more recently within the Academic Unit of Palliative Care University of Leeds (2012-2016) .