Professor Brazil holds the appointment of Professor of Palliative Care in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Fellow in the Centre of Social Innovation and Evidence, Queen’s University Belfast. He holds an honorary appointment in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Professor Brazil’s research focuses on the structure, process, and outcomes in service delivery of quality care for family carers and patients as they near the end-of-life. This work assists in the development, evaluation and translation of new and innovative interventions to improve access, quality and outcomes in this population. He has over 300 publications including 187 peer review journal publications related to these interests. He has been active on working and advisory groups at the international and national levels and has served on grant review boards in both Canada and Europe.