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Dr Charlotte Chamberlain

Dr Charlotte Chamberlain

Dr Charlotte Chamberlain

Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

Research Fellow

Area of research

Equity of access to non-curative therapies in the NHS

Office Room 3.12
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 928 7318


My research interests are in cancer, palliative care and commissioning decision-making in publicly-funded health systems.

My latest work focuses on the geographical variation in prescribing of high-cost cancer drugs over the time of the Cancer Drugs Fund in England. 

My research interests are drawn from a background in clinical medicine and public health and more recent work with the palliative care team at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. 




In 1997 I completed high school at Phillips Exeter Academy in the USA before returning to the UK for a year of A-levels at Brampton College in London.

After six years at medical school at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2004, (intercalating a BSc in International Health at University College London in 2003) I started clinical medicine and undertook house-jobs followed by a medical SHO rotation.

I completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007.

In 2008 I entered public health training in the South West and completed a full-time MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before becoming a Member of the Faculty of Public Health in 2010.

I was awarded an NIHR doctoral fellowship in 2011 for my reserach proposal on access to high-cost cancer drugs in the NHS.

In 2013 I was awarded a PGCE teaching qualification for higher education.

In 2015 I was awarded my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Unviersity of Bristol.

I am currently appointed as an academic clinical lecturer in palliative medicine and a CLAHRC West NIHR Dan Hill fellow in equity. I complete my public health training and become a public health consultant in February 2016. 

Activities / Findings


I teach first and fourth year medical undergraduates, international health BSc undergraduates, examine final year medical students and supervise SSC students. I also teach on the Part A revision course for public health registars.


  • NICE
  • health policy
  • health services
  • equity
  • palliative care
  • cancer


  • cancer


  • qualitative quantitative



School of Social and Community Medicine

Recent publications

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