Richard D. W. Hain
MBBS, MSc, MSt, MD, FRCP(Edin), FRCPCH, Dip Pal Med, PGCertEd (Prof Clin),  FHEA

Consultant and Lead Clinician in Paediatric Palliative Medicine
Visiting Professor, University of South Wales
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Bangor University
Wales, United Kingdom

1984: Project on paediatric palliative care as 4th year medical student (Guy’s Hospital, London).  Decided to make this my specialty.
1993: Master’s (Pharmacology), University of Toronto, Canada
1996: Doctorate (opioid pharmacology in children), Institute Cancer Research, UK
1998:  Diploma in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales
1999: Specialist registration in adult palliative medicine, general paediatrics and paediatric oncology
2000: Senior lecturer/Honorary Consultant, University of Wales Department of Child Health. Developed undergraduate curriculum in Professionalism and Ethics, Cardiff University Medical School
2010:  Honorary Senior Lecturer, Bangor University, Wales.
2010: Director, Medical Mediation Foundation
2011:  PGCE in Professional and Clinical Education, Bangor University
2011:  Visiting Professor, University of South Wales
2012:  Consultant/Lead Clinician, Cardiff and Vale UHB
2012:  Master’s (Ethics and Theology), Oxford University
2013: Trustee, Together for Short Lives

Current work
Richard is based in the Department of Child Health and sees patients at home, on the ward, in outpatients, at school and at Ty Hafan children’s hospice.  As a tertiary specialist, he leads a Wales-wide network comprising a wide range of professionals caring for children with malignant and non-malignant life limiting conditions. 

Academically he has written and/or edited several book chapters and textbooks including two editions of the Oxford Textbook and the Oxford Handbook of PPM.  He has published a number of research and review articles on ethics, pharmacology and other aspects of palliative care and symptom control in children. Richard is Chair of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Ethics Committee and has written and researched in end of life ethics in children. 

In 2012 he was honoured to receive the Vittorio Ventafridda award in Palliative Medicine.


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