Originally from Canada, Jon trained in the West Midlands where he also completed his Speciality Training in Palliative Medicine. His first consultant job was with the Coventry Community Palliative Care Team, but since 2017 he has been a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He is particularly interested in palliative care in non-malignant diseases and regularly works jointly with colleagues from Neurology, Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine. Jon is actively involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as the End-of-Life-Care Research Programme at the University of Birmingham. He is currently chair of the Specialist Palliative Care Audit and Guidelines Group in the West Midlands.