Dr Liz Forbat

Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Sciences Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Liz Forbat

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About me

I am an Associate Professor in ageing, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

I am a research psychologist and family therapist. My research and clinical practice focus on how families and relationships are impacted when someone gets ill, for example with cancer or other life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. I also have a stream of work on conflict in healthcare.

My research projects centralise patient/carer involvement, to ensure that the work I do is always grounded in their priorities. I supervise doctoral students on topics such as family and professional relationships in palliative care, prostate cancer service development. Twitter: Follow @LizForbat

Supervision of PhDs/Clinical or Professional Doctorates would include the following areas: palliative care, ageing, families and health, family therapy, carers, health services research, cancer, dementia, health care conflict, user involvement/PPI.

I work in the dementia and ageing Division of the Faculty of Social Sciences, where we house the MSc Global Ageing and MSc Dementia Studies. So if you're interested in global ageing, dementia, care, ageing, international services and evidence then come and study with us!


The Open University

BA (hons) Social Science (psychology)

Event / Presentation

Federal Think Tank, Australian Government
Contribution to an Australian Government think tank on ageing and palliative care

Other Project

Developing an educational and support resource for neonatal staff in managing the deaths of infants: An experience based co-design study.
Canberra Hospital

End of life planning for people with dementia “Dying to talk in dementia”
Palliative Care Australia

A study evaluating tools to enable people living with mild and moderate dementia to start talking about their end of life goals of care and wishes.

Integrating Specialist Palliative Care into Residential Care for Older People: A Stepped Wedge Trial (INSPIRED Trial)
Calvary Health Care ACT, Australian National University and Australian Catholic University

Stepped wedge randomised control trial testing 'palliative care needs rounds' in nursing homes in Australia.

Developing and testing a conflict management framework
Medical Mediation Foundation

Developing a measure of conflict between health professionals and families
Australian Catholic University

Supporting provision of palliative care in the home environment: a proof of concept study.
Calvary Health Care ACT and Australian Catholic University

Professional membership

Chartered Scientist
Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society

Systemic family psychotherapist