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Natalie  Evans

Natalie Evans is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. She was awarded an EMGO+ Quality of Care Fellowship to work on a project distinguishing and predicting end-of-life trajectories in older people. 

Before returning to EMGO+, where she completed her PhD, Natalie worked as a Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Monash-Seaco Malaysia for the University of Amsterdam on a project on health and social care needs of elderly people living alone in Segamat, Malaysia.

Formally a EURO IMPACT - Marie Curie PhD training fellow, Natalie defended her doctoral thesis “Patient-Physician Communication in End-of-Life Care” in 2014. As part of her PhD trajectory she spent 6 months working at the Regional Palliative Care Network IRCCS AOU San Martino-IST, Genoa, Italy. 

Previously Natalie worked as a Research Fellow on the EU (Fp7) supported PRISMA programme which aimed to inform best practice and harmonise research in end-of-life (EoL) care for cancer patients across Europe. Natalie was involved in the work package on the influence of culture on EoL care.

Natalie obtained her PhD in Medicine from Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, MSc in Anthropology from University College London and BSc (hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. 

Research interests: ageing and later life, cross-country comparisons, end-of-life health and care trajectories, patient-physician communication, cultural differences in end-of-life care, qualitative and quantitative research.