Biography

Morag has worked in health services research for over 25 years, predominantly in palliative and supportive care. She has worked for health authorities in London, and within the universities of London, Manchester, Cambridge and East Anglia (UEA). A graduate nurse by background (King’s College London), she holds a Masters in Medical Sociology and PhD (University of London) on the definition and measurement of quality of life in older people. Research interests include breathlessness in advanced disease, palliative care, informal carers, older people, and methodology – particularly the development and testing of interventions and mixed methods.

As a Senior Lecturer at UEA she leads a research programme on improving care and support for patients and carers living with advanced disease, including the SNAP programme (Support Needs Approach for Patients) which is developing and testing an intervention to enable person-centred care in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She also has a teaching role, including post-graduate supervision.

This builds on work conducted at University of Cambridge (where she is an Honorary Visiting Fellow) as a Senior Research Associate and NIHR Career Development Fellow, including the Living with Breathlessness Study and Learning about Breathlessness Study. The Living with Breathlessness Study was a collaboration between Cambridge, King’s College London and RAND Europe on patient and carer need and care preferences in advanced COPD. The Learning about Breathlessness Study is developing an educational intervention for carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced malignant and non-malignant disease. She was lead researcher on the RCT of the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service, developed following the MRC framework for complex interventions in collaboration with Dr Sara Booth (Addenbrooke’s Hospital) and colleagues.

Morag has collaborated and published with colleagues in Canada and Australia in the field of breathlessness in advanced disease.

All Publications

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Rocker, G., Farquhar, M., Verma, J.

(2017)

New models of care for respiratory disease: A thematic edition,

in Chronic Respiratory Disease

Full Text

(Editorial)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Fleming, J., Calloway, R., Perrels, A., Farquhar, M., Barclay, S., Brayne, C.

(2017)

Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings - a representative "older old" population study,

in BMC Geriatrics

17

article no. 222

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wade, J., Mendonca, S., Booth, S., Ewing, G., Gardener, C., Farquhar, M.

(2017)

Are within-person numerical rating scale (NRS) ratings of breathlessness “on average” valid in advanced disease for patients and for patients’ informal carers?,

in BMJ Open Respiratory Research

4

(1)

article no. e000235

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mi, E., Mi, E., Ewing, G., Mahadeva, R., Gardener, C., Holt Butcher, H., Booth, S., Farquhar, M.

(2017)

Associations between the psychological health of patients and carers in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,

in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

2017

(12)

pp. 2813—2821

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bakitas, M. A., El-Jawahri, A., Farquhar, M., Ferrell, B., Grudzen, C., Higginson, I., Temel, J. S., Zimmerman, C., Smith, T. J.

(2017)

The TEAM Approach to Improving Oncology Outcomes by Incorporating Palliative Care in Practice,

in Journal of Oncology Practice

13

(9)

pp. 557-566

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Farquhar, M.

(2017)

Carers and breathlessness,

in Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care

11

(3)

pp. 165–173

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Luckett, T., Phillips, J., Johnson, M., Farquhar, M., Swan, F., Assen, T., Bhattarai, P., Booth, S.

(2017)

Contributions of a hand-held fan to self-management of chronic breathlessness,

in European Respiratory Journal

50

(2)

article no. 1700262

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Farquhar, M.

(2017)

Assessing carer needs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,

in Chronic Respiratory Disease

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Farquhar, M., Penfold, C., Benson, J., Lovick, R., Mahadeva, R., Howson, S., Burkin, J., Booth, S., Gilligan, D., Todd, C., Ewing, G.

(2017)

Six key topics informal carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced disease want to learn about and why: MRC phase I study to inform an educational intervention,

in PLoS ONE

12

(5)

article no. e0177081

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Visca, D., Tsipouri, V., Mori, L., Firouzi, A., Fleming, S., Farquhar, M., Leung, E., Maher, T. M., Cullinan, P., Hopkinson, N., Wells, A. U., Banya, W., Whitty, J. A., Adamali, H., Spencer, L. G., Sestini, P., Renzoni, E. A.

(2017)

Ambulatory oxygen in fibrotic lung disease (AmbOx): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial,

in Trials

18

(1)

article no. 201

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ewing, G., Penfold, C., Benson, J., Mahadeva, R., Howson, S., Burkin, J., Booth, S., Lovick, R., Gilligan, D., Todd, C., Farquhar, M.

(2017)

Clinicians’ views of educational interventions for carers of patients with breathlessness due to advanced disease: findings from an online survey,

in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

53

(2)

pp. 265–271

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Farquhar, M.

(2016)

Supporting informal carers,

in Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease : ERS Monograph 73.

European Respiratory Society

ISBN 1849840725, 9781849840729

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Moore, C., Ewing, G., Gardener, C., White, P., Burge, P., Mahadeva, R., Howson, S., Booth, S., Ling, T., Farquhar, M.

(2016)

Modifiable barriers to meeting care and support needs of patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their informal carers,

in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

6

(3)

pp. 399-400

Full Text

(Abstract)

(Published)


Fleming, J., Evans, R., Scheibl, F., Buck, J., Barclay, S., Farquhar, M., Brayne, C.

(2016)

Very old people dying – what would relatives like to have seen managed differently?,

in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

6

(3)

pp. 392

Full Text

(Abstract)

(Published)


Ngwenya, N., Farquhar, M., Ewing, G.

(2016)

Sharing bad news of a lung cancer diagnosis: understanding through communication privacy management theory,

in Psycho-Oncology

25

(8)

pp. 913–918

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Chowienczyk, S., Javadzadeh, S., Booth, S., Farquhar, M.

(2016)

Association of descriptors of breathlessness with diagnosis and self-reported severity of breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cancer,

in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

52

(2)

pp. 259-264

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Farquhar, M., Penfold, C., Walter, F. M., Kuhn, I., Benson, J.

(2016)

What are the key elements of educational interventions for lay carers of patients with advanced disease? A systematic literature search and narrative review of structural components, processes and modes of delivery,

in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

52

(1)

pp. 117–130.e27

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Farquhar, M., Burge, P., Saunders, K.

(2016)

Improving care and support for people living with breathlessness,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Johnson, M. J., Close, L., Gillon, S. C., Molassiotis, A., Lee, P. H., Farquhar, M. C.

(2016)

Use of the modified Borg scale and numerical rating scale to measure chronic breathlessness: a pooled data analysis,

in European Respiratory Journal

47

(6)

pp. 1861-1864

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Farquhar, M., Penfold, C., Ewing, G., Benson, J., Booth, S., Burkin, J., Howson, S., Mahadeva, R., Gilligan, D., Lovick, R., Todd, C.

(2016)

Developing an educational intervention on breathlessness in advanced disease for informal carers,

Full Text

(Poster)

(Published)


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