UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


About Us

Who We Are

The academic unit of the Louis Dundas Centre works to make to make a tangible difference in the lives of children with life limiting or life threatening illnesses. It also works to improve the lives of the families impacted.  It does so through research which impacts both practice and policy.  Research is disseminated through publication, education and training as well as by working directly with both clinicians, hospitals, providers and institutions providing palliative and disease directed care and treatment. All research undertaken is driven by parent and patient feedback which forms the basis of these studies.

Our Vision

  • To be a nationally and internationally recognised centre for research on children with life limiting conditions and life threatening illnesses

  • To be a respected source of knowledge and advice for clinicians, professional bodies and policy makers

  • To be an effective agent in and for the Paediatric Palliative Care sector.

    Our Work Focus 

    • The illness experience

    • Decision making about care and treatment

    • Pain and symptom management

    • Service development and delivery 

    • Barriers to research in the Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) sector

    The team ams to develop effective approaches to ensure the development of a robust evidence base for policy and practice.  Crucial to this is engaging with parents, patients and clinicians in development of research agenda and projects including identifying areas of work that will make a difference in practice and policy and formulating effective approaches to implementation of studies and dissemination.


    Funding and support for the Louis Dundas Centre and its research portfolio comes from the following organisations:

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