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Dr Richard Hain known as Richard Hain


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MBBS (Guy’s, KCL 1986), MSc (Pharmacology, Toronto 1993), MSt (Ethics and Theology, Oxford, 2012), MD (Pharmacology, Inst Cancer Res 1996), FRCPE (Paeds, 1990), FRCPCH (2000), Dip Pall Med (Cardiff 1998), PGCert Prof Clin Ed (Bangor, 2011), FHEA (2009)


Richard Hain is a Consultant and Lead Clinician in Paediatric Palliative Medicine in Wales. His clinical post is based at the Children’s Hospital in Cardiff and he provides an all Wales specialist service via a managed clinical network, alongside consultant colleagues Dr Jo Griffiths and Dr Victoria Lidstone. He also provides a secondary service for patients in Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board. His work includes seeing patients at Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. The Managed Clinical Network comprises local paediatricians in each of the health boards across Wales.

Dr Hain’s academic background is varied and includes postgraduate degrees in pharmacology, professional education and ethics and theology. He has co-authored over fifty research and review articles, four books on children’s palliative medicine and a large number of book chapters. His primary research interest is in the principles and practice of paediatric palliative medicine, and he is increasingly focussing on clinical ethics in children at the end of life. He is honorary Senior Lecturer at Bangor University as well as Visiting Professor at University of Glamorgan.


Dr Hain’s full CV can be found at


Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
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