Kidney Wales are delighted to announce we will be working with Dr Kate Shakespeare to support a PhD student on a 3 year scholarship to investigate, ‘Why do people say “no” to a kidney transplant? Understanding patient decision making and choice’.

Dr Shakespeare said “This is an exciting opportunity to work across Wales alongside colleagues in health, research and charitable organisations. This project was borne from a clinical question –  why is it that some potentially eligible people decline assessment for transplant? This research aims to enhance our understanding of decision making around transplantation and how teams can support this process. We’re really excited about this opportunity to enhance the research knowledge and our clinical practice.”

Judith Stone, Kidney Wales Managing Director said “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone early in their research career or for health care professionals wishing to enhance their research portfolio.This exciting research project will provide insight into the factors influencing patient choice about kidney transplantation, be they personal, ethical, religious or cultural.  The outcomes of the research will help to build the understanding of health professionals, to enable them to work alongside patients to reach a decision that is right for them.”