Congratulations to Professor Irene Higginson

26th October 2021

In 2001 the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) set up an award to recognise an outstanding contribution to palliative care and in particular to the EAPC. Previous holders of the award include Geoffrey Hanks, George Soros, Derek Doyle, Kathy Foley and Sheila Payne.

In October 2021 the award was made to Professor Irene Higginson, Founding Professor of  the Cicely Saunders Institute and Executive Dean at King’s College London. 

On making the award, the EAPC directors said:

Irene has a world-leading reputation in the field of palliative care, applied health care and outcomes research and we are delighted to have collaborated with her team on several projects.