Dr Matthew Allsop
- Position: University Academic Fellow (YCR)
- Areas of expertise: palliative care; cancer; digital technology; health research; user involvement; global health; sub-Saharan Africa; service evaluation
- Email: M.J.Allsop@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 4185
- Location: Level 10 Worsley Building
- Website: Twitter | Researchgate
I am a University Academic Fellow funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research. My research explores the development of palliative care services including the design and implementation of technology-based interventions.
I obtained my PhD from the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds in 2010 before undertaking a position in the medical device industry. I returned to the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in Applied Health in 2011 working with clinical commissioners across Leeds, prior to joining the Academic Unit of Palliative Care in 2012.
My research explores the development of palliative care services, often with a focus on the role of technology. My research activity is primarily in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa.
My research as a primary investigator includes the following projects:
- Research England QR GCRF 2018: "Understanding the role of digital technologies to enhance palliative cancer care delivery in low- and middle-income settings"
- Yorkshire Cancer Research 2018: University Academic Fellowship, "Connected Cancer Care Yorkshire: Maximising engagement with digital technology to support better care of patients with advanced cancer"
- Medical Research Council 2018: "Understanding data and information needs for palliative cancer care to target mobile phone-based intervention development in Uganda and Zimbabwe"
- Leeds Palliative and End of Life Care Managed Clinical Network 2018: "Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS) evaluation in Leeds and Bradford"
- Wellcome Institutional Strategy Support Fund 2016: Academic Secondment Fellowship (with Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association)
- NHS Leeds South and East CCG 2015: "Evaluation of an Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCS) across Leeds"
- University of Leeds, International Research Collaboration Award 2015: "The role of mobile technology in supporting symptom management for palliative care patients in sub-Saharan Africa"
- University of Leeds, Engagement Excellence Scheme 2014: “What is palliative care? Consulting hospice shop volunteers to devise a public engagement strategy”
- Wellcome Trust, Small Grant Scheme 2013: “Hospice volunteers as facilitators of public engagement in cancer pain research”
- Wellcome Trust, Biomedical Summer Studentship Bursary 2012: “The effect of visuomotor task performance on postural stability in older adults”
- Nuffield, Summer Studentship Science Bursary 2009: “Engaging children in health-related design processes”
Previous projects funded as a co-investigator or collaborator include:
- IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education 2019: “Project OPUS – Online pain education for Nigerian medical undergraduate students"
- BuildCARE (Building Capacity, Access, Rights and Empowerment) palliative care research grants scheme 2017: "Mapping palliative care service provision in the expanded Eastern region of sub-Saharan Africa"
- Biomedical and Health Research Centre, University of Leeds 2012: "Evaluating the benefits of gamma knife surgery for patients with trigeminal neuralgia"
- BSc Psychology
- PhD Design Engineering
My current teaching roles include:
- Tutor, Individuals and Populations on MBChB, School of Medicine
- Supervisor, BSc in Applied Health (Primary Care), Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
- Tutor, Research, Evaluation and Special Studies, School of Medicine
- Supervisor, Extended Student-led Research or Evaluation Project, School of Medicine
- Lecturer, BSc in International Health, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
- Lecturer, Masters module on non-communicable diseases, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
Research groups and institutes
- Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health
- St Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care
- International health research
- Palliative care
- Research at the Nuffield Centre of International Health and Development
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences