Kate Coleman

Research Interests

Kate is a PhD student in the Division of Psychiatry under the supervision of Simon Dein. Her research examines the experiences of providing palliative care services to the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Stamford Hill, North London. She has included the perspectives of mainstream healthcare providers who provide palliative care services to this community, and the views of members of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who are involved in the provision of palliative care through community-based healthcare services. Although the main focus is qualitative in nature, she is also interested in the methodological difficulties of calculating population-based needs assessments for palliative care services for ethnic minority populations.  This research builds on her MSc research, conducted at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King's College London, where she explored the ways in which Ultra-Orthodox Jewish breast cancer patients approached their illness and engaged in decision-making about medical treatment.