Dr Matthew Allsop

Dr Matthew Allsop


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.

Research interests

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:

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

Student education

My current teaching roles include:

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
  • Cancer
  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
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