Sheila is a health psychologist with a background in nursing. She has a research chair with the Sheffield Palliative Care Studies Group based at the Trent Palliative Care Centre, University of Sheffield (UK), and was formerly director of the Health Research Unit at the University of Southampton (UK), a multidisciplinary group undertaking research in health and social care. Shiela's main research interests are in palliative care, bereavement and psychosocial oncology and she has a special expertise in the use of qualitative methodologies. Sheila has undertaken two research fellowships in New Zealand researching aspects of palliative care. She has also been involved in developing a number of British national research organisations in palliative care and bereavement. Sheila has published widely in academic and professional journals and, with Sandra Horn, edits the Health Psychology book series published by the Open University Press.
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