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Mark Taubert

Professor Mark Taubert

Consultant in Palliative Medicine & Honorary Professor School of Medicine

School of Medicine

Available for postgraduate supervision


For palliative care student video tutorials and resources, please see my teaching tab.


  • NHS Consultant and Clinical Director
  • National Chair Advance & Future Care Planning Stategy Group Welsh Government & NHS Wales
  • Professor Cardiff University School of Medicine since 2020
  • Harvard Medical School global clinical scholars programme faculty 
  • Compassionate Communities Cymru Steering Group member since 2019
  • NHS Wales Bevan Commission Steering Group
  • National Collaborating Centre for Cancer Management Board 2013-2016 
  • RCGP & Partners EOLC Group 'What Matters Most' Charter
  • BMJ Group Editor - Supportive & Palliative Care
  • Medicine (Elsevier journal) Editorial Board
  • ESMO designated centre for integrated oncology and palliative care lead

Public engagement work:


More than one hundred peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts on medical topics:

  • Ceilings of Treatment & Escalation Decisions
  • Acute Oncology and Acute Palliative Care
  • Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Opioids
  • Out-of-hours palliative care
  • Technology and new media in Palliative Care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Patient and carer involvement
  • Peer-suport

A list of publications can be found here.


Teaching, Supervision & Projects

Education engagement activity

Education podcasts, modules & seminars

Academic programme - Resource Page Palliative Care

The following tutorials, guidelines and articles are for students and clinicians attached to one of Prof. Taubert's teams, and cover numerous curriculum requirements for palliative care. Topics include an introduction to palliative care, symptom management, malignant spinal cord compression and management of hypercalcaemia of malignancy.


Bio: Prof. Mark Taubert is a palliative medicine hospital consultant & clinical director at Velindre University NHS Trust. His teaching/research activities at Cardiff University include acute palliative care, using new media in clinical settings and decision making processes with regard to future care planning. He is the founder of and chairs a national strategy group that aims to improve understanding on topic areas relevant to care in the last years of life. He has delivered a Ted Talk on subtleties in language that are relevant to modern healthcare delivery, and writes for international news outlets like the Washington Post, where his article about music choices was an editorial top pick of the year. 

Honours and awards

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP)
  • Fellow of the Faculty for Medical Leadership & Management (FFMLM)
  • Faculty of Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr Strategic International Community