A nurse has been appointed professor in palliative care at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Jayne Brown, who took up her new role last week, has joined the university’s school of nursing and midwifery where she will help develop its new Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Palliative Care.
The centre, which is a partnership between the university and the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice LOROS, aims to transform end of life care in the UK by conducting research and enhancing the education and skills of practitioners dealing with advanced illnesses.
Mandy Ashton, pro vice-chancellor and dean of the university’s faculty of health and life sciences, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming Professor Brown to DMU.
“She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of end of life care and we hope that her expertise will help make CPEP a huge success, making a real difference to palliative care locally and nationally.”
Professor Brown trained as a nurse in Sheffield before working as a community nurse and in accident and emergency for seven years.
In 1995 she became a lecturer in nursing at the University of Sheffield, before moving to Glasgow Caledonian University and then the University of Nottingham as a senior research fellow in palliative care.