ERS | monograph Guest Editors Claudia Bausewein Claudia Bausewein is Professor for Palliative Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Munich, Germany) and is Director of the Dept of Palliative Medicine at Munich University Hospital. Her medical background is internal medicine and she has been involved in palliative care in Germany for more than 25 years. She worked as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the University of Munich and as a senior clinical research fellow in the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London (London, UK), where she obtained her PhD in 2009. Claudia Bausewein is national co-lead for the German Guideline for Palliative Care and was a member of the European Association for Palliative Care Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015 and vice president of the German Association for Palliative Medicine from 2004 to 2010. Her research interests focus on breathlessness in advanced malignant and non-malignant disease, outcome measurement in palliative care and complexity in palliative care. Her methodological expertise covers systematic reviews, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, surveys, clinical trials and evaluation of complex interventions. She heads a multiprofessional and multidisciplinary research team, including medicine, pharmacy, psychology, sociology, health services research and statistics. Her research is funded by the German Ministry of Research, the German Cancer Aid and various charities. She has published widely and is collaborating with various national and international groups. Copyright ©ERS 2016. Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-071-2. Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-072-9. Print ISSN: 2312-508X. Online ISSN: 2312-5098. ERS Monogr 2016 73: vii–ix. DOI: 10.1183/2312508X.10013916 vii
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