Dr Jason Boland

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Jason Boland is a senior clinical lecturer and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at Hull & York Medical School and North-East Lincolnshire. He qualified in medicine from the University of Cambridge in 1999, with an MA in neuroscience. He completed his higher specialist training in palliative medicine in Sheffield, where for his PhD he performed a systematic analysis of the in vitro effect of opioids on innate and adaptive immune function. His interests include understanding the molecular actions of opioids and how to maximise their efficacy while minimising toxicity. His research interests include the effect of opioids on immune, endocrine, gastrointestinal and cognitive function, as well as survival. He is on the international SUNRISE delirium group. He is also involved in non-malignant lung disease research. He is invited to lecture nationally and internationally on these topics. He is the elected chair of the Science Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, is an associate editor for BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care and is on the editorial board for the journal Palliative Medicine and for the Palliative Care Formulary.