MBE for Lancaster University researcher who provided Covid-19 briefing to government

Dr Danni Collingridge Moore.

She completed her PhD at Lancaster University in 2021 while working as a researcher at the university’s International Observatory on End-of-Life Care (IOELC).

Here she was a researcher in the EU-funded PACE study, which aimed to compare the effectiveness of palliative care for older people in nursing homes across Europe.

The research led to the development of the PACE Steps to Success intervention, a free resource translated into six languages, and an online course, Improving Palliative Care in Care Homes for Older People.

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Dr Collingridge Moore received an MBE as a Lance Corporal in the Army Reserve when she was called up to the Cabinet Office-based Covid-19 Task Force as the team leader of health and as a subject matter expert on care homes.

She coordinated the research, analysis and presentation of health data on the Covid-19 dashboard, providing predictive assessments to identify likely Covid-19 scenarios. The dashboard was presented to senior ministers and updated daily.

“The opportunity to be part of the task force, to give a voice to care home residents and advocate for their corner during the pandemic, has been an honor and a privilege.”

Dr Collingridge Moore was recently awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to continue her research at the university as Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust Sir Robert Boyd Fellow.

The fellowship will seek to identify appropriate policy recommendations for care homes during pandemics, and how to implement and measure them.

“The IOELC team has always supported and encouraged my involvement in the Army Reserves, and I look forward to continuing my research on improving care in nursing homes at the IOELC in 2022. ”

Professor Catherine Walshe, co-director of the International Observatory on End-of-Life Care, said: ‘We are incredibly proud of Danni and her contributions as a student, as a researcher and through the army reserves. .

“We are delighted that this has been recognized with her MBE award and that she has been awarded a scholarship based here with us to further explore this vitally important area.”