Anthony Byrne is a Palliative Medicine consultant  working within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University where he is Clinical Director of the Marie Curie Research Centre. He has undertaken research in the fields of upper GI, Lung and Brain cancers as well as non-cancer patient groups. He has a particular interest in how researchers engage with clinicians and policy makers to ensure that evidence is available at pace to underpin care delivery and planning.