Molly Megson


My academic background began in 2012 when I graduated with a BSc in Psychology in my hometown at the University of Hull. During this time I worked as a domestic assistant at the Queen's Centre for Oncology at Castle Hill hospital, where my interests in health developed. I then moved to Leeds and worked as project co-ordinator and data analyst in private healthcare consultancy before joining the University of Leeds as a research assistant for the Patient Reported Outcomes Group based at St. James hospital.

In 2016 I returned to my studies with a White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship. This 1+3 project focuses on tackling inequalities in access to end of life care and is a partnership between the University of Leeds and St. Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care. My project aims to improve access to palliative care for people who are homeless. My MA dissertation, completed 2017, was a systematic review of challenges and facilitators in access to end of life care for people who are homeless. I am now working with St. Gemma's Hospice, St. George's Crypt and other organisations on a PhD which aims to address these challenges.

Research interests

I am interested in health & social research and how it can be applied to achieve social justice, tackle inequalities and improve the patient experience. I enjoy working with patients and health care professionals.

I am also interested in music and work as a student researcher on a project titled Healthy Music Audiences with staff at the University of Leeds and Huddersfield University which addresses sexual harassment at live music events.  


  • MA Social Research (Interdisciplinary)
  • BSc Psychology

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Palliative care
  • St Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care