Dr Laurie Dunn


Research Fellow in Primary Care

Role at Hull York Medical School

Laurie Dunn is a Research Fellow in Primary Care. Laurie's main role is project managing the study 'Cancer Diagnosis via Emergency Presentation: a case control study' (EMPRESS). Other aspects of Laurie's work relates to early diagnosis of cancer, health inequalities, and supporting family caregivers of people with terminal disease.  


Laurie is a mixed methods health services researcher with a background in sociology. She has previously worked on a number of studies within supportive and palliative care at the University of Manchester and University of Liverpool.


Laurie’s own research explores the interactions between patients, family caregivers, and health and social care professionals. She also has an interest in developing, testing and evaluating supportive interventions for patients and family carers.


Dunn, L., Cooke. M., Luker. K., ‘Informal caregivers’ needs in providing home-based end-of-life care to people with cancer: a qualitative thematic review of literature (2007-2013)’. (under review).


Luker, K., Cooke, M., Dunn, L., Lloyd-Williams, M., Pilling, M., & Todd, C., Luker, K., (2015) ‘Development and evaluation of an intervention to support family caregivers of people with cancer to provide home-based care at the end of life: A feasibility study’. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(2): 154-161.


Ellis, J., Cobb, M., O’Connor, T., Dunn, L., Irving, G., Lloyd-Williams, M., (2015) ‘The meaning of suffering in patients with advanced progressive cancer’. Chronic Illness, 0 (0): 1-12.


Lloyd-Williams, M., O'Connor, C., Dunn, L., Cobb, M., Shiels, C., (2012) ‘A pilot randomised controlled trial to reduce suffering and emotional distress in patients with advanced cancer’. Journal of Affective Disorders,148 (1): 141-145.