Joanna has worked in Paediatric Palliative Care since 2009, having previously started her training in Paediatric Oncology. She undertook her specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital before being appointed as a consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2013.
Since joining Evelina she has helped to develop the team there which provides in house and outreach palliative care to children in South London and across the South East of England. She is also involved in developing pathways that ensure parallel planning for children requiring Long Term Ventilation and patients being transferred back in to the community for withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.
Joanna has a strong interest in communication skills and trained as a mediator and teaches on conflict resolution. She also has trained in Ethics and chairs the Guys and St Thomas’s Clinical Ethics Advisory Group.
Joanna is a keen supporter of the work of Together for Short Lives and feels that her experiences working in the NHS will help her represent some of the perspectives of this part of paediatric palliative care provision in the UK.
Joanna joined the Together for Short Lives’ Board of Trustees in November 2019.