Lara Pivodic is a Marie Curie PhD Training Fellow in EUROIMPACT and her research aims to describe and compare quality of palliative care for cancer patients in different European countries. More specifically, Lara will study different aspects of use and accessibility of palliative care, aggressiveness of care and treatments received at the end of life, and quality of dying in terms of comfort, symptom distress etc, domains that have been identified as important domains to measure quality of palliative care. A number of retrospective and prospective data that have been or are being gathered across Europe are at the disposal of the researcher e.g. data from GP networks in Europe, death certificates studies, data collected using the Palliative Outcome Scale and other established scales, and data from the interrRAI Long Term Care Facility. Lara works at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, End-of-Life Care Research Group, Brussels, Belgium and will travel to King’s College London, UK, for 6 months.