Dr Eleanor Grogan


Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

Originally from Leeds, I trained and worked in London for many years which was where I first developed an interest in Palliative Medicine.  I worked at the Margaret Centre at Whipps Cross Hospital, St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney, and Mildmay Mission AIDS Hospital Old Street before moving to the North East of England to pursue my higher specialist training.

Throughout my career I have had an interest in ethics within palliative care and undertook a MA in the Ethics of Cancer and Palliative care during my registrar training. This led to me joining the Association for Palliative Medicine’s ethics committee, becoming its chair, then being elected to the executive committee and being Honorary Secretary for the APM.

Since completing my training in 2007, I have been a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at Northumbria Healthcare and work both in an NHS Palliative Care Unit and seeing patients at home in Northumberland.

I have an interest in medical education at all levels – from medical students to postgraduates. I am the palliative medicine representative on the Royal College Physicians Edinburgh Symposium Committee and I am excited to be part of the organising committee for ASP 2019.