Prof Paddy Stone is the Head of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at UCL and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at UCLH. His research interests include the mechanisms and management of cancer-related fatigue, the use of sedation at the end of life, prognostication in advanced cancer and quality of life and symptom assessment. The Marie Curie research department which he leads is also engaged in research into the palliative care needs of people with dementia, non-malignant disease, and the homeless. He is the Chief Investigator on the Prognosis in Palliative care Study (PiPS), a national NIHR funded study of prognosis in advanced cancer.
He was educated at Wimbledon College, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He qualified in 1990, obtained the MRCP in 1993 and his MD in cancer-related-fatigue in 1999. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at St George’s University of London and an Honorary Consultant at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in 2001.
He has been a member of the Association of Palliative Medicine since 1993. He has served on the Science Committee of the APM since 2010 (including as Chair). He was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Palliative care clinical studies group (2003 – 2010) and was chair of the cachexia/fatigue sub-group (2008 – 2010). He was the Secretary of the Palliative Care Research Society (UK) 1999 – 2004.