Dr Ping Guo PhD, MSc, BSc, RN

Dr Ping Guo

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Associate Professor in Nursing

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ping Guo is Associate Professor in Nursing and Lead for Advanced Practice Research Project/Dissertation module and Mixed Methods Research Design module at School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has successfully completed a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in HE. She is leading the School’s Public Engagement in Nursing (PEN) group. Ping is Visiting Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, UK. 

Ping’s research expertise lies in intervention and health services research. Her research interests include palliative and end of life care, outcome measurement, and global health. She has experience of leading and managing different projects in clinical trials and observational studies, undertaking documentary reviews and qualitative interviews, and conducting health systems strengthening research.

Ping has successfully disseminated her research findings in peer reviewed journals and through presentations at national and international conferences. She has a good track record of securing competitive research funding.


  • PhD in Nursing Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, 2012
  • MSc in Advanced Nursing, University of Nottingham, UK, 2008
  • BSc in Nursing, Changzhi Medical College, China, 2004
  • Diploma in Nursing, Henan University, China, 2000
  • Registered Nurse in China 2000


Postgraduate supervision

Palliative and end of life care
Nursing intervention studies

Other activities

  • Co-lead for the Health Science and Societal Care research theme within the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Honorary contract with Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King’s College London
  • Palliative Care Research Society (PCRS) membership (2014-present)
  • A member of Global Health and Palliative Care Advisory Group (GHAP), Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London
  • Peer reviewer for journals related to palliative care, nursing, and health and conflict.


Recent publications


Alarjeh, G, Boufkhed, S, Alrjoub, W, Guo, P, Yurduşen, S, Ahmed, F, Abdal-Rahman, M, Alajarmeh, S, Alnassan, A, Al-Awady, S, Kutluk, T, Harding, R & Shamieh, O 2023, 'Communication and information sharing with pediatric patients including refugees with advanced cancer, their caregivers, and health care professionals in Jordan: a qualitative study', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 13, 1118992. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2023.1118992

Boufkhed, S, Yurduşen, S, Alarjeh, G, Ahmed, F, Alrjoub, W, Guo, P, Alajarmeh, S, Şengelen, M, Cemaloğlu, M, Aydın, B, Alnassan, A, Al-Awady, S, Kutluk, T, Shamieh, O & Harding, R 2023, 'Concerns and priority outcomes for children with advanced cancer and their families in the Middle East: A cross-national qualitative study', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 13, 1120990. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2023.1120990

Li, H, Guo, P, Gao, W, Normand, C & Harding, R 2023, 'Patient-reported outcome measures for advanced cancer in China: a systematic review of cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties', Journal of Cancer Policy, vol. 35, 100371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2022.100371

Guo, P, Alajarmeh, S, Alarjeh, G, Alrjoub, W, Al-Essa, A, Abusalem, L, Giusti, A, Mansour, A, Sullivan, R, Shamieh, O & Harding, R 2023, 'Providing person-centered palliative care in conflict-affected populations in the Middle East: What matters to patients with advanced cancer and families including refugees?', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 13, 1097471. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2023.1097471

Ahmed, A, Guo, P & Jalal, Z 2022, 'A systematic review investigating the role and impact of pharmacist interventions in cardiac rehabilitation', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01517-1

Shamieh, O, Alarjeh, G, Li, H, Abu Naser, M, Abu Farsakh, F, Abdel-Razeq, R, Edilbi, A, Al-Ani, R, Harding, R & Guo, P 2022, 'Care needs and symptoms burden of breast cancer patients in Jordan: a cross-sectional study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 17, 10787. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710787

Giusti, A, Pukrittayakamee, P, Alarja, G, Farrant, L, Hunter, J, Mzimkulu, O, Gwyther, L, Williams, N, Wannarit, K, Abusalem, L, Alajarmeh, S, Alrjoub, W, Thongchot, L, Janwanishstaporn, S, Edilbi, A, Al-Ani, R, Shamieh, O, Guo, P, Nkhoma, KB, Venkatapuram, S & Harding, R 2022, 'Developing a global practice-based framework of person-centred care from primary data: a cross-national qualitative study with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals', BMJ Global Health, vol. 7, no. 7, e008843. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2022-008843

Hicks, S, Davidson, M, Efstathiou, N & Guo, P 2022, 'Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of palliative care interventions in people with chronic heart failure and their caregivers: a systematic review', BMC Palliative Care, vol. 21, no. 1, 205. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-022-01092-2

On behalf of global collaborators, Silbermann, M, Calimag, MM, Eisenberg, E, Futerman, B, Fernandez-Ortega, P, Germes, AO, Monje, JPY, Guo, P, Charalambous, H, Nestoros, S, Pozo, X, Bhattacharyya, G, Katz, GJ, Tralongo, P, Fujisawa, D, Kunirova, G, Punjwani, R, Ayyash, H, Ghrayeb, I, Manasrah, N, Bautista, MJS, Kotinska-Lemieszek, A, de Simone, G, Cerutti, J, Gafe, N, Can, G, Terzioglu, F, Kebudi, R, Tuncel-Oguz, G, Aydin, A, Ozalp-Şenel, G, Deogratius Mwaka, A, Youssef, A, Brant, J, Piriz Alvarez, G, Weru, J, Rudilla, D, Fahmi, R, Hablas, M, Rassouli, M, Mula-Hussain, L, Faraj, S, Al-Hadad, S, Al-Jadiry, M, Ghali, H, Fadhil, SA, Abu-Sharour, L, Omran, S, Al-Qadire, M, Hassan, A, Khader, K, Alalf, N, Ahmed, G, Galiana, L, Sansó, N, Abe, A, Vidal-Blanco, G & Rochina, A 2022, 'Evaluating pain management practices for cancer patients among health professionals: a global survey', Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1243-1248. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2021.0596

Li, H, Cui, Y, Efstathiou, N, Li, B & Guo, P 2022, 'Experiences of redeployed healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19 in China: a qualitative study', PLOS One, vol. 17, no. 8, e0273429. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273429

Guo, P, Pinto, C, Edwards, B, Pask, S, Firth, A, O'Brien, S & Murtagh, FEM 2022, 'Experiences of transitioning between settings of care from the perspectives of patients with advanced illness receiving specialist palliative care and their family caregivers: A qualitative interview study', Palliative Medicine, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 124-134. https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163211043371

Patel, D, Jalal, Z & Guo, P 2022, 'Medicine adherence and associated factors in immigrants and refugees: a systematic review', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 2022, 1993066. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/1993066

Bailey, C, Guo, P, MacArtney, J, Finucane, A, Swan, S, Meade, R & Wagstaff, E 2022, 'The experiences of informal carers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative systematic review', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 20, 13455. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013455

Gopal, DP, Ahmad, T, Efstathiou, N, Guo, P & Taylor, SJC 2022, 'What is the evidence behind cancer care reviews, a primary care cancer support tool? A scoping review', Journal of Cancer Survivorship Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-022-01251-7


Powell, RA, Lin, C-P, Guo, P & Namisango, E 2022, Caring at the culture and spirituality interface: case studies from China, Taiwan, New Zealand and Sub-Saharan Africa. in M Silberman & A Berger (eds), Global Perspectives in Cancer Care: Religion, Spirituality, and Cultural Diversity in Health and Healing. Oxford University Press, pp. 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780197551349.003.0003

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