Joanne Reid, PhD

Lecturer in Cancer Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Queens University Belfast
Room 06.312, Medical Biology Centre
Block 97, Health Sciences
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL, UK


Dr. Reid, is a Palliative care researcher has been the Principal investigator on projects which include qualitative studies with patients who have advanced cancer and cachexia and their lay and professional carers, two systematic literature reviews of cachexia, one of which is a Cochrane review, and an RCT of a psycho-educational intervention for cachexia management which is currently in progress.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Mixed methods research, Cachexia, Patient and carer experience, Non-malignant palliative care.

Scientific Activities


• Doctoral research fellow-Research and development office of the Department of Health NI, doctoral research fellow (2003-2006)
• Nurse of the Year (Research) Award Recipient -Royal College of Nursing (2006)


• Member of the NI Cancer Research Forum
• Associate Editor for BMC Palliative Care (Impact Factor 1.79)
• Member of the Ireland – Northern Ireland / NCI Consortium
• International Scientific Advisory Panel Member RCN conference (2013)
• Member of the NI patient kidney association
• QUB alternate member of management board All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
• Review member for the Central commissioning facility RfPB-review
• European Funding Commission – review member
• External Examiner, PGDip in Nursing (Oncology) National University of Ireland, Galway (2011- 2014)
• Marie Curie care funding committee – review member
• Macmillan research fellowships – review member
• Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
• Oncology Nursing Forum review board member (2010-2013)
• Member, NI Ethics Forum
• Member Oncology Nursing Society
• Member, NI Palliative Care Research Society



1. Clare McV, Joanne R, Peter H, et al. The experiences of palliative care health service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease and their caregivers: an all-Ireland study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2014; 70(3): 687. doi: 10.1111/jan.12240
2. Joanne R, Noble HR, Porter S,Shields JS, Maxwell AP. A literature review of end-stage renal disease and cachexia : Understanding experience to inform evidence-based healthcare. Journal of Renal Care. 2013; 39(1): 47-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2013.00341.x
3. Joanne R, David S, Olinda S, et al. Evaluation of a Psychoeducational intervention for patients with Advanced Cancer who have Cachexia and their lay Carers (EPACaCC): study protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013. doi: 10.1111/jan.12268
4. Una StL, Ann B,Joanne R,et al. Moral distress in end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: Research Protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013; 69(8): 1869-1880.
5. Joanne R, Samue lP. Refractory cachexia and truth-telling about terminal prognosis; A qualitative study. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2013; 22(3): 326-333. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12032
6. Joanne R, Carmel H, Liam M, Carole P, Marie C. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of cancer cachexia: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine. 2013; 27(4): 295-303. doi: 10.1177/0269216312441382
7. Clare McV, Joanne R, Peter H, et al. The experiences of palliative care health service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease and their caregivers: an all-Ireland study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013. doi: 10.1177/0269216314532748
8. Claire M, Samuel P, Joanne R. Healthcare professionals response to cachexia in advanced cancer: A qualitative study. Oncology Nursing Forum. 2013; 40(6): E393-E402. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.E393-E402
9. Samuel P, Joanne R, Peter H, Clare McV. Palliative care provision for those with non-malignant respiratory disease: a literature review. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012; 2(1): 6-7. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000196.17
10. Joanne R, Moyra M, Marie C, et al. Thalidomide for managing cancer cachexia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.2012; 4(1): 34.
11. Samuel P, Clare M, Joanne R. Cancer Cachexia Care: The Contribution of Qualitative Research to Evidence-Based Practice. Cancer Nursing. 2012; 35(6): E30-E38. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31823d52b7
12. Joanne R, Samuel P. Utility, Caller, and Patient Profile of a Novel Chemotherapy Telephone Helpline Service Within a Regional Cancer Centre in Northern Ireland. Cancer Nursing. 2011; 34(3): E27-E32. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e318204c53c
13. Joanne R, McKenna HP, Fitzsimons D, McCance TV. An exploration of the experience of cancer cachexia: What patients and their families want from health care professionals. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2010; 19(5): 682-689. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01124.x
14. Joanne R, Michael D, MarieC, et al. Thalidomide for managing cancer cachexia (Protocol). Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 2010; 9.
15. Joanne R. Qualitative research and the take-up of evidence-based practice. Journal of Research in Nursing. 2010; 15(6): 545-546.
16. Joanne R. Fighting over food: Patient and family understanding of cancer cachexia. Oncology Nursing Forum. 2009; 36(4(4)): 439-445. doi: 10.1188/09.ONF.439-445
17. Joanne R. Conducting qualitative research with advanced cancer patients and their families: ethical considerations. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2009; 15(1): 30-33. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2009.15.1.37950
18. Joanne R. Emaciated but not unloved. Cancer world. 2009; 29: 48-52.
19. Claire M, Joanne R, Samuel P. The challenges of managing cachexia in advanced cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice. 2009; 8(4): 24-27.
20. Joanne R, McKenna HP, Fitzsimons D, McCance TV. The experience of cancer cachexia: A qualitative study of advanced cancer patients and their family members. International Journal of Nursing Studies.2009; 46(5): 606-616. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.10.012
21. Joanne R. Cancer cachexia (Part 1). Haematology Association of Ireland. 2009; 4: 6-8.
22. Joanne R. Cancer Cachexia (Part 2). Haematology Association of Ireland. 2009; 10: 11-13.
23. Joanne R, McKenna HP, Donna F, Tanya Mc. Living with cancer cachexia: exploring the perspectives of patients and their significant others. Palliative Medicine. 2008; 22(4): 595-596.
24. Reid J, Scott D, Porter S. Challenges in palliative care research: experience from a randomized controlled trial in refractory cancer cachexia. Palliat Med Hosp Care Open J. 2015; 1(2): e1-e3. doi: 10.17140/PMHCOJ-1-e001