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Prof Marie Fallon

St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine

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Phone: 0131 777 3518

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes


1984    MBChB  University of Glasgow

1987    DRCOG

1988    DCH

1989    MRCGP/MRCP

1999    MD University of Glasgow

            Opioids: Psychological dependence, physical dependence and tolerance in cancer patients

2000        FRCP (Glasg)

2004        FRCP (E)


Marie Fallon is the St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine at the Universityof Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant in Palliative Care at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. She leads a large portfolio of multicentre clinical trials in Palliative Care of which three are CRUK-funded.

She has an active PhD programme, with palliative medicine, neurology and anaesthetic trainees doing higher degrees.

Professor Fallon is a joint editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine (4th and 5th editions) and  editor of the ABC of Palliative Care (two editions) the ABC of Pain and the Textbook of Cancer Pain. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Dimbleby Cancer Care, and the joint Dimbleby Cancer Care/Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund and is chair of the Cancer Pain Sub Group of the NCRI Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group. She is a Collaborating Centre Lead for the  European Palliative Care Research Centre,  Norway.  She is also a Visiting Professor for the European Palliative Care Research Centre.

 Marie Fallon has embedded clinical biomarkers in her research programme with the aim of moving towards efficient prediction of the most effective treatments for individual  patients.


Research activities & awards

  1. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

  2. IASP Cancer Pain Special Interest Group

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

  3. Palliative Care Formulary (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

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