Hull York Medical School


Supportive care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced disease (SEDA) research group

The University of Hull’s SEDA Research Group (Supportive care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced disease) is Co-Directed by Prof Miriam Johnson Professor of Palliative Medicine, and Dr Judith Dyson, Senior Lecturer in Implementation Science.

The Research Group includes Professor Fliss Murtagh, Professor of Palliative Care, Dr Ivana Markova, Reader in Psychiatry, Dr Julie Seymour, Reader in Medical Sociology,  Dr Jason Boland, Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine,  Dr Liz Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care Medicine,  Dr Demian Whiting, Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Professionalism, and Dr Pia Wohland, Lecturer in Health Inequalities.    SEDA work closely with colleagues in CHaPS and other colleagues in the Universities of Hull and York. Our overall aim is to apply rigorous health service research methods to understanding issues related to cancer diagnosis, health inequalities,  supportive care, advanced disease and end of life issues.

The Research Group lead for Palliative Research is Prof Miriam Johnson who is particularly interested in advanced heart failure, breathlessness and venous thromboembolism in advanced disease
The Research Group lead for Primary Care is  Professor Joanne Reeve  who is particularly interested in primary care redesign on whole person-centred principles to manage problems such as frailty, problematic polypharmacy, mental health.

Prof Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, remains an honorary member of the SEDA Group and her research focuses on cancer and primary care and health inequalities.

Prof Miriam Johnson, Prof. Fliss Murtagh and Prof. Una Macleod are on the Board of Directors of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre which sits within SEDA. 

Other colleagues in CHaPS with whom we collaborate include Ian Watt, Steven Oliver, Victoria Allgar and Simon Gilbody.

More information about research taking place within SEDA can be found here