MSHR Palliative Care Week seminar 


Professor Allan Kellehear presents ‘Compassionate Cities-Community Development for end-of-life care’, on Monday, 22 May from 12pm to 1pm.

Since 1998, Allan Kellehear has been the Foundation Professor of Palliative Care and Director of the PC Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University in Melbourne, and adjunct Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Medical School.

In 2000, he was British Academy Visiting Professor at the University of Bath and in 2003/04, Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo.

Professor Kellehear’s 17 books include textbooks and popular works about death, dying, loss and palliative care as well as numerous topics in public health, health social sciences and research methodology.

In late 2006 Professor Kellehear will take up a new position as Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, UK. His latest book, A Social History of Dying, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2007.

Professor Kellehear will present as part of Palliative Care Week, which runs from 21 to 27 May 2006. A number of workshops are to be held throughout the week and further enquiries should be directed to 0432 086 619 or email

This presentation takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

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