​Through education, we share our experience and make end of life care better for everyone.

​Our team

Our multi-professional teaching team brings together experienced practitioners from all areas of our work. As well as being highly skilled in their field, they are also qualified lecturers. Between them, the team have experience of working in inpatient and community settings in both health and social care.

To support our study days, workshops and programmes, we’re also able to draw on the expertise of the wider hospice team. 

We’re also fortunate in having a specialist librarian based in the library and resource centre and a fantastic administration team to support your registration and attendance of courses. 

Jane Berg - MSc, FHEA, RGN, DipDN, Director - Skills, Knowledge and Research  

Jane BergJane is a nurse by background and has worked predominantly in the community first as a District Nurse, then a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She completed her Masters Degree at Birmingham University and moved into education working at Bangor University as a Lecturer. Jane has a particular interest in supporting staff in care homes to provide high-quality end of life care.  

Lorraine Carter - BA(Hons) Social Sciences, CQSW, PGCLTHE, Lecturer 

LorraineLorraine’s career began in residential and nursing homes, caring for older people, including people at end of life. She qualified in social work in 1991 and spent many years working in the community with adults with care and support needs and providing clinical supervision for colleagues. Lorraine is an accredited trainer and has facilitated training courses for over 20 years, primarily in the areas of safeguarding, mental capacity and decision making and professional boundaries in practice. She has a special interest in clinical supervision and staff wellbeing. 

Anne Reed - MBBS, MRCGP, Practice Educator Community Outreach  

Anne qualified as a doctor at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988 and worked in General Practice until 2010. With a passion in palliative care Anne completed the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) and worked at Princess Alice Hospice as a specialty doctor both in the community and on the In-Patient Unit. 

Clair Sadler - MSc, BSc, RGN, PGCE(A), DipCoun, Head of Education and Research

​​​​​ClairClair is Head of Education and Research overseeing the team and education programme, including the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC). She has a background in acute cancer care and nurse education. She also delivers palliative care education for hospital, hospice, community, social care staff and volunteers. Clair has a particular interest in helping people develop effective communication skill strategies, and the power of patients’ “stories”, both therapeutically and as an educational tool.  

Clare Lawrance - MN, MA, DTN, RN, Lecturer, ECEPC Deputy Course Coordinator 

ClareClare is a Registered Nurse and has worked in Palliative & End of Life Care since 2011 in both clinical and education roles. She works with Clair Sadler and Alison Scott to co-ordinate European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) Her background includes infectious and tropical diseases, HIV and working as a volunteer nurse educator in developing countries. Following a Masters in Social & Medical Anthropology, she has worked primarily in practice development and education within a Hospice setting and has a particular interest in the different social & cultural approaches to end of life care

Carole Cousins - MSc, BSc, RGN, CAVA, PGCE(A). Practice Educator Community Outreach  




Carole has worked as a palliative care nurse and clinical nurse specialist for several years and completed her Masters Degree in Advanced Practice at the University of Surrey. Prior to this, she worked in care home settings and has a passion for sharing our expert palliative care practice with the generalist community setting. She has completed her Certificate for assessing vocational qualifications and her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).  

Shannon Milne - Research Lead

ShannonDr Shannon Milne is the Research Lead at Princess Alice Hospice. Shannon is responsible for the organisational research strategy and oversees the development and management of internal research projects. Shannon has worked as a General Practitioner for 12 years. Prior to this, she worked as a hospital doctor in a range of specialties. She was awarded an MD for research in asthma immunology and is pleased to continue her interest in health research at Princess Alice Hospice. 

Marianne Johnson - MSc, PG Dip (Info Sci), Library & Learning Resources Coordinator 

MarianneMarianne is the Princess Alice Hospice Librarian and manages the library and learning resources for the Hospice. She works closely with staff and students to make sure the Hospice has the latest and most relevant resources needed to inform staff practice, and also manages the specialist palliative and end-of-life library collection. Marianne has previously worked in University libraries for several years. 


Education Administration Team - Contact Details 

Please contact us with any queries, questions, feedback from training, information about bespoke courses, joining instructions and we will do our best to help.

Email: education@pah.org.uk
Telephone number: 01372 461844

Chloe Larcombe, Education Administrator
Gavin Sapsed, Education Administrator

ECEPC Email: europeancertificate@pah.org.uk 
Alison Scott, ECEPC Administrator