Dr Jamilla Hussain

MBChB (Hons.), MRCP, BSc (1st), MSc, PGCert Research Methods, PhD

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Role at Hull York Medical School

Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine.


Jamilla Hussain is a clinical academic. She is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, a Senior Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research and honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at Hull York Medical School.

As a palliative medicine trainee she commenced the Integrated Academic Training programme with the NIHR, successfully securing and completing an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship and NIHR Clinical Lectureship.

Her research areas have included developing and validating clinical assessment scales, applied health services research in end-stage renal failure and advanced neurological conditions and trial methodology. Her PhD focussed on how best to reduce, handle and report missing data in palliative care clinical trials, during which she spent time at the Australian Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) and MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge. She was commissioned by Marie Curie to develop national guidelines on missing data following her PhD which are now available.

Her current work focuses on research methods for addressing inequalities at the end of life.


Dr Hussain's research is available to view on Google Scholar


Patient and Health Care Professional Decision-Making to Commence and Withdraw from Renal Dialysis: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research. Hussain JA, Flemming K, Murtagh FE, Johnson MJ. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 May 5

A systematic review of strategies used to increase recruitment of people with cancer or organ failure into clinical trials: implications for palliative care research. Boland J, Currow DC, Wilcock A, Tieman J, Hussain JA, Pitsillides C, Abernethy AP, Johnson MJ. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):762-772.e5.

Managing pain in advanced illness. Hussain J, Neoh K, Hurlow A. Clin Med. 2014 Jun;14(3):303-7. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.14-3-303.

How to appraise a qualitative study. Gadoud A, Taylor P, Hussain JA.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 May;74(5):271-4.PMID: 23657022 [PubMed - in process]

Comparison of survival analysis and palliative care involvement in patients aged over 70 years choosing conservative management or renal replacement therapy in advanced chronic kidney disease. Hussain JA, Mooney A, Russon L.Palliat Med. 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 23652841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

End-of-life care in neurodegenerative conditions: outcomes of a specialist palliative neurology service. Hussain JA, Adams D, Campbell C  International journal of palliative nursing 19(4):162

Triggers in advances neurological conditions: prediction and management of the terminal phase. Hussain JA, Adams D, Allgar V, Campbell C BMJ Supportive and palliative care 2013 February 19. [Epub ahead of print]

How to appraise a randomized controlled trial. Hussain JA, Gadoud A, Taylor P.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Apr;74(4):218-22. No abstract available. PMID: 23571393 [PubMed - in process]

Supportive and palliative care for people with end-stage renal disease. Hussain JA, Russon L. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012 Nov;73(11):640-4. Review. PMID: 23147363 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Missing data from missing participants.  Johnson MJ, Hussain JA, Torgerson DJ, Bland MJ. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Dec;44(6):e1-2; author reply e2-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.08.003. Epub 2012 Oct 26. No abstract available. PMID: 23102758 [PubMed - in process]

Quantifying peer interactions for research and clinical use: the Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation.  Gibson J, Hussain J, Holsgrove S, Adams C, Green J. Res Dev Disabil. 2011 Nov-Dec;32(6):2458-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.014. Epub 2011 Aug 9.PMID: 21831591 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Acute coronary syndrome. Robinson D, Hussain J. Emerg Nurse. 2009 Dec;17(8):6; author reply 6-7. No abstract available. PMID: 20043423 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

External roles

APM Race Equity Committee found Chair

Marie Curie Research and Policy Committee member

Advisory board for NHSEI for 'Feedback from people not proficient in English' project