Changing The World
Changing The World
Mar 15, 2022
World Changers: A university without walls
Play • 35 min

A university without walls: How St Gemma’s Hospice and the University of Leeds joined forces to transform end of life care.

In this World changers episode, Vice-Chancellor Simone Buitendijk speaks to Dr Lucy Ziegler.

Lucy Ziegler’s research in oncology took on a very personal significance when her own mother died of breast cancer. Her personal loss and passion for her research made her determined to improve the way we care for those nearing the end of their lives.

Her research contributed to a landmark breakthrough when St Gemma’s became the world’s first University Teaching Hospice. Now its work not only serves the local Leeds community but also helps reduce inequalities in palliative care across the world.

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