Professor Fliss Murtagh


Professor in Palliative Care

Role at Hull York Medical School

Fliss is Professor of Palliative Care and Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Centre.


Fliss qualified in medicine in the UK in 1986. She worked in General Practice for almost 10 years, and then undertook specialist training in palliative medicine. She is now a Professor of Palliative Care at Hull York Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK.

She works clinically as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, and is experienced at providing palliative care for patients and families with advanced illness.


Fliss has researched palliative and end-of-life care needs, especially for older people and those with non-cancer conditions, and particularly advanced kidney disease. She has led work to develop a national case-mix-classification for palliative care, to improve understanding and addressing complex needs. Fliss is also experienced in research methods: cohort and cross-sectional surveys, psychometrics, implementation and use of outcomes, especially the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (see the Palliative Care Outcome Scale website).


All Fliss' publications are available on ORCID.