Meet The Team

The Palliative Care Learning Academy has a wide range of clinical, research and professional expertise amongst its members of staff.

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Sue Foster, Lecturer in Palliative Care

Sue has been in nursing for twenty five years and has gathered experience of palliative care in a variety of settings. Her role as a Lecturer in Palliative Care is to develop and facilitate continuous professional development activities and provide multi-disciplinary palliative care education, both internally and externally. Sue co-ordinates the Northern Ireland Hospice Certificate in Holistic Dementia Care along with other Study Days and Masterclasses organised by Northern Ireland Hospice. Sue holds a joint post and works in a collaborative role with the Ulster University. She leads on the Specialist Nursing Practice Palliative Care course at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, and also leads on the palliative care modules with in the Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Palliative Care. She is interested in all aspects of palliative care education and practice development and has a particular interest on the end-of-life care needs of people with dementia. Her research interests and activities have included the palliative care needs of people with dementia, practice development and a study exploring the needs of patients with Parkinson’s disease and their carers.
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Evelyn Whittaker, Lecturer in Palliative Care

Evelyn has worked in a variety of roles within specialist palliative care since 1998. Prior to moving to her current post, she worked in the community as a Hospice Nurse Specialist. Her role as a Lecturer in Palliative Care is to promote, plan, develop and facilitate continuous professional development activities and provide multi-disciplinary palliative care education, both internally and externally. Evelyn co-ordinates the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care along with the other Study Days and Masterclasses organised by Northern Ireland Hospice. Evelyn’s main research interest is around nursing home education. She has led on a number of regional projects to deliver palliative care education to nursing homes. She has also written and co-edited Regional GAIN Guidelines for Palliative and End of Life Care for Nursing Homes.
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Nuala Connolly , E-Learning Officer

Nuala Connolly is the E-Learning Officer with the department. Her role is to work with subject matter experts within Northern Ireland Hospice to develop online training materials, or to adapt existing face to face content for an e-learning format. She has extensive experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of training programmes, and has a particular interest in creating engaging e-learning content. She develops Learning Matters, the Hospice e-learning site, and provides support to staff with queries.
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Anne Rogan, Education Team Administrator

Anne Rogan provides administrative support to the Education, Innovation and Research Department. She co-ordinates bookings for courses, and can be contacted in connection with room hire.