Dr Idris Baker


Ethics Study Day

Idris has been a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Swansea for 12 years.  He is National Clinical Lead for palliative and end of life care in Wales and Clinical Director in the South West Wales Cancer Centre.  Before moving to Swansea he trained in Cambridge and London, completed higher training in Leicester, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Centre in New York looking at the use of substituted judgments in decision making in end of life care.

He is a former chair of the Ethics Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine, a former member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee, a codirector of the South Wales MND Care Network and a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the MND Association and the Clinical Ethics Committee in ABM University Health Board.

He regularly contributes to education for a range of audiences on topics in palliative care and clinical ethics and holds honorary university appointments at Swansea, Cardiff and Amsterdam.  He enjoys a bit of debate, and revels in having been denounced to the press by one opponent as ‘genuinely wicked’.