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Dr Emily Harrop

Medical Director MBBS BSc DCH FRCPCH PhD Dip Pal Med

Emily has been a Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care at Helen & Douglas House Hospices since 2010, and the Medical Director since 2019. She is also an Honorary Consultant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  She is active in research in the field of pain & symptom management and mentors postgraduate research students in the field of palliative medicine.

Emily undertook her specialist palliative care training at Great Ormond Street Hospital (including a post graduate diploma in Palliative Medicine); before this she completed a PhD in Neuroscience (Infant Pain) as well as some postgraduate training in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology. Her other roles include Research Lead of the Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM), and clinical leadership roles for the local Integrated Care Board (BOB) and Strategic Clinical Network (NHS SE England).

Emily has acted as the Co-chair of the WHO Guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children and the Deputy Chair of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group for End-of-Life care in Babies, Children & Young People (NG61). She also has a keen interest in supporting international children’s palliative care.