Dr Hong Chen

Research Fellow

Dr Hong Chen is a Research Fellow working on the CS-Y project:


  • PhD: “End-of-life Care in China: Ecology of Hope”, The Open University

  • MSc in Health Protection, Jagiellonian University (Distinction)

  • Master of Public Health, University of Sheffield (Distinction)

  • Bachelor of Economics, Yunnan University

Previous posts

  • Research Associate, Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, University of Liverpool

  • Project manager, ORBIS International (http://www.orbis.org)


  • Fully funded PhD at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University

  • Erasmus Mundus grant (full scholarship) provided by the European Commission for Masters Studies at Jagiellonian University and University of Sheffield.

Current projects:


Research experiences (skills):

End-of-life care studies- qualitative methods mainly; systematic review- narrative synthesis

Research interests:

Primary care, public health, complex intervention, digital and visual research methods etc.

  • Chen H, Nicolson DJ, Macleod U, Allgar V, Dalgliesh C and Johnson M (2015) Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, DOI: 10.1177/0269216315602590 (Open Access).

  • Chen H, Komaromy C and Valentine C (2014) From hope to hope: The experience of older Chinese people with advanced cancer. Health, 19(2): 154–171.

  • Perkins E, Gambles M, Houton R, Harper S, Haycox A, O'Brien T, Richards S, Chen H, Nolan K, Ellershaw J and Perkins E (2014) The impact of the Liverpool care pathway on care at the end of life. [Report] (Submitted)