Dr John Lombard has been awarded a Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant. The Charlemont Grant is named after the Academy’s first President and notable Grand Tourist, James Caulfeild, the 1st Earl of Charlemont (1728–99). The Charlemont Grants are unique in offering funding for short international research trips, to support primary research in any area.
The title of John’s research project is ‘The Reconceptualisation of Palliative Care as a Human Right in International and Regional Human Rights Systems’. John will conduct this research at the International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC) based in Lancaster University. The IOELC is an internationally recognised research centre for high quality research into palliative and end-of-life care. Centre research has explored topics such as care settings; models of palliative and supportive care; patient populations; and clinical research.