Dr Julie Ling

Dr Julie Ling


Dr Julie Ling has been CEO of the European Association for Palliative Care since January 2015. The EAPC is the leading palliative care organisation in Europe representing 57 member associations from thirty-two countries across Europe and with individual members from 48 countries globally.

Originally a nurse, Dr Ling has worked in palliative care for the last twenty-seven years in both adult and children’s palliative care. She has held a variety of posts in clinical care; management; research; policy and the voluntary sector.

Dr Ling has written and published widely and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing. She is a regular contributor to education at third level. She successfully completed a PhD by research exploring the respite needs and experiences of parents caring for a child with a life-limiting condition.

Dr Ling is also World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance Vice- Chairperson.