Following completion of a geography degree in Durham University Katherine Froggatt trained as a nurse in London. She worked in radiotherapy and the care of older people before moving into research in both higher education and hospital trusts undertaking research and practice development in the areas of oncology and palliative care. Her interests in the care of older people and palliative care has led her to undertake several projects concerned with care homes. Katherine Froggatt was awarded a 3 year research fellowship, funded by The Health Foundation, at the University of Sheffield. The focus of this work was to develop end of life care in care homes involving older people, their relatives and staff. She now works at the International Observatory on End of Life Care based in the Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University. For five years (2006-2011) she was actively involved in the Cancer Experiences Collaborative (http://www.ceco.org.uk">www.ceco.org.uk) co- leading work around care provision for older adults. Her current areas of research interest concern:1. Palliative care provision in care homes, including for people with dementia2. Public education and awareness approaches around end of life issues, particularly for older people.Katherine Froggatt seeks to work in a collaborative way actively involving people in the design and undertaking of this research and have undertaken a number of action research projects in both these areas. She also supports public and user involvement in research and public engagement activities.