Allen Kellehear


Allan Kellehear, PhD., FAcSS is 50thAnniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care) and Associate Dean (Research & Knowledge Transfer) in the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. He is a medical and public health sociologist. He is widely considered to be the founder of the ‘new’ public health movement within palliative care. He established the world’s first academic public health palliative care unit in Australia in the 1990s, wrote some of the first academic literature expounding the public health approach to palliative care (Health-Promoting Palliative Care 1999; Compassionate Cities 2005), and co-founded (with Sallnow and Kumar) the Public Health Palliative Care Conference Series. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and was inaugural President (2015-19) of Public Health Palliative Care International (PHPCI).