Dr Julie Ling

Julie Ling has been CEO of the European Association for Palliative Care since January 2015. The EAPC is the leading palliative care organisation in Europe representing 60 member associations from 33 countries across Europe and with individual members from 52 countries globally. The EAPC is currently a partner in five European Union-funded research projects.

Originally a nurse, Julie has worked in palliative care for nearly 35 years in both adult and children’s palliative care.  She has held a variety of posts in clinical care, management, research, policy and the voluntary sector. As a former HRB Research Fellow, she successfully completed a PhD by research.  Julie also has an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

Julie is also Chair of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance, a global palliative care organisation that lobbies and advocates for the provision of palliative care as part of universal health coverage.  

Since July 2021, Julie has also been working as a Consultant Technical Officer for Palliative Care for the European Regional Office.

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