This programme has been funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute. It explores the future of palliative care for people with life limiting conditions to build a contextual understanding of care needs and aspirations across the lifespan and scope future care models that support the development of person-centred care towards Scotland 2030. There is a need to focus on positive and preferable destinations of care where the ethos and values of services provide a seamless transition for people with life limiting conditions, regardless of life stage. 

Transitions of care are not simply focussed on the person receiving care but also the wider care circles, such as family, friends, volunteers, practitioners delivering care, as well as policy and decision makers who impact the care experience. As such, the programme will draw the existing active network of cross sector organisations, practitioners, families and people with lived experience of services together, ensuring all voices are heard. For details please visit


Dr Tara French, The Glasgow School of Art

Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, University of Dundee

Dr Jan Pringle, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

Dr Cara Broadley, The Glasgow School of Art

Dr Ros Scott, University of Dundee

Sneha Raman, The Glasgow School of Art

James Cox, Independent Social Worker

Scott Richardson-Read, Scottish Transitions Forum – ARC Scotland 

Professor Bridget Johnston, University of Glasgow

Professor Tim Kelly, University of Dundee

Libby Gold, Children’s Hospice Across Scotland

Jenny Miller, Promoting a more inclusive society (PAMIS)

Professor Judith Sixsmith, University of Dundee

Deans Buchanan, Tayside Macmillan Managed Care Network for Palliative and End of Life Care/NHS Tayside

Lindsay Dingwall, University of Dundee

Rodney Mountain, NHS Tayside

Professor Chris Murray, University of Dundee

Lived Experiences of Transitions in Palliative Care mind map