Dr. Barbara Gomes did her first degree in Psychology and Health at the University of Porto (2001), including a one-year internship in the Palliative Care Unit of the Portuguese Cancer Institute - Porto. She got an MSc in Palliative Care from King's College London with distinction (2006) and a PhD in Palliative Care from the same University (2012). Her other training covers Epidemiology, Statistics and Health Economics. She is lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and researcher at the Center for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology (University of Coimbra) and at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation (King's College London, United Kingdom). In 17 years of research work and with an H-index of 27, Barbara has published over 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with more than 4000 citations, some of which are already among the most cited in the field. In 2006 she was awarded the Cicely Saunders Academic Excellence Prize for her MSc studies and in 2013 the joint second prize of the Early Researcher Award by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) for her PhD studies. The latter prize is awarded to honour young scientists in the field of palliative care who have made an outstanding contribution to research. She has led several studies on end of life care, including a mortality followback survey with bereaved relatives of cancer patients in London, UK (QUALYCARE study) and a pan-European population survey on preferences and priorities for end of life care (PRISMA survey). In 2021 she was awarded an European Research Council Starting Grant to research choice on where people die. She is first author of a Cochrane review on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults and Principal Investigator of a project to train early researchers and develop an optimised model of home palliative care in Portugal (DINAMO project). She is associate editor of BMC Palliative Care, reviewer for several funding bodies and journals including JAMA, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Palliative Medicine and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. She is founding member of the Portuguese Palliative Care Observatory since 2015 and scientific advisor of the La Caixa Foundation Programme for enhancing comprehensive care for patients with advanced diseases in Portugal since 2017. Barbara's research interests focus on dying places, in particular the preferences, factors and the outcomes associated with dying at home for patients and their families. Her research has informed health policy and triggered strategic planning, service developments as well as dialogue with the public and the media about palliative care in Europe and beyond. Her work has been referred in several national policy documents in the UK and Portugal and debated at the House of Lords (UK) and at the Portuguese and Scottish Parliaments. Several independent organisations have used her work to highlight issues surrounding place of care and place of death (World Health Organization, Nuffield Trust, King´s Fund, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and National Palliative Care Associations). Her studies have also reached the public arena via press coverage (by the BBC, NPR, ABC News, Guardian and Huffington Post among others). The research methods she has developed during her MSc and PhD studies have been adopted by others in Europe and beyond (colleagues undertook projections on place of death in Belgium, Germany and Scotland and conducted QUALYCARE studies in Northern Ireland, Dublin and New York).

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Bárbara Oliveira Gomes da Silva

Nomes de citação

  • Barbara Gomes

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • barbara.gomes@kcl.ac.uk (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Médicas e da Saúde - Ciências da Saúde
  • Ciências Sociais - Psicologia


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Grau Classificação
Palliative Care (Doutoramento)
King's College London, Reino Unido
"Dying of cancer at home: associated factors, experiences and outcomes" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Palliative Care (Master)
King's College London, Reino Unido
Psychology (Psychology and Health) (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Portugal
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2018 - Atual Investigador (Investigação) University of Coimbra - Center for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Portugal
2007 - Atual Investigador (Investigação) King's College London - Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Reino Unido
2013 - 2016 Investigador visitante (Investigação) Universidade do Porto Instituto de Saúde Pública, Portugal
2004 - 2007 Assistente de Investigação (carreira) (Investigação) King's College London - Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Reino Unido

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2020 - Atual Professor Associado Convidado (Docente Universitário) Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2016 - 2018 Professor Auxiliar Convidado (Docente Universitário) Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2021 - Atual Choice of where we die: a classification reform to discern diversity in individual end of life pathways
Investigador responsável
European Research Council
2018 - Atual CARE Campus - Caregiving and Ageing Reimagined for Europe
EIT Health
2016 - Atual PALDOM - Evaluation study of the Gulbenkian Initiative on home palliative care
Investigador responsável
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
2011 - Atual DINAMO - Advanced training and research to optimise home palliative care
Investigador responsável
King's College London - Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Reino Unido
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
2018 - 2018 Global burden of palliative care: understanding current and future needs
King's College London
2013 - 2016 OptCare – Optimising palliative care for older people in community settings; development and evaluation of a new short-term integrated service
National Institute for Health Research
2014 - 2015 NEON study - understanding the perspectives of oncologists about complex palliative needs in cancer: an exploratory qualitative study in Portugal
Investigador responsável
2011 - 2013 GUIDE_CARE - Geographical and temporal Understanding In place of Death in England (1984-2009): analysis of trends and associated factors to improve End of Life Care
National Institute for Health Research
2012 - 2012 Current and future needs for hospice care: an evidence-based report
Investigador responsável
Hospice UK
2010 - 2011 Understanding place of death for patients with non-malignant disease: a systematic literature review
National Institute for Health Research
2009 - 2011 QUALYCARE study - For better quality of care at the end of life for patients with cancer and their families
Bolseiro de Investigação
Cicely Saunders International
2008 - 2011 PRISMA - European priorities for research and measurement in end of life care
European Commission
2007 - 2009 Improving end of life care for the elderly at the hospital community interface: an A&E audit
Investigador responsável
Guy's and Saint Thomas' Charity
2005 - 2005 Communication about the end of life: the role of the Portuguese media
Investigador responsável
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Artigo em revista
  1. Martins-Branco D; Lopes S; Canario R; Freire J; Feio M; Ferraz-Goncalves J; Sousa G; Lunet N; Gomes B. "Factors associated with the aggressiveness of care at the end of life for patients with cancer dying in hospital: a nationwide retrospective cohort study in mainland Portugal.". ESMO open (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/33214230.
  2. Costa AR; Lunet N; Martins-Branco D; Gomes B; Lopes S. "Hospitalizations at the End of Life Among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Lung Cancer Patients: A Nationwide Study.". Journal of pain and symptom management (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/33221384.
  3. Sleeman KE; Gomes B; de Brito M; Shamieh O; Harding R. "The burden of serious health-related suffering among cancer decedents: Global projections study to 2060.". Palliative medicine (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32945226.
  4. Ribeiro C; Santos R; Correia P; Maddocks M; Gomes B. "Resistance training in advanced cancer: a phase II safety and feasibility trial-home versus hospital.". BMJ supportive & palliative care (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32792420.
  5. Gomes, Barbara; de Brito, Maja; de Lacerda, Ana Forjaz; Soares, Duarte. "Portugal needs to revolutionise end-of-life care". The Lancet 395 10223 (2020): 495-496. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(19)32969-1.
  6. Finucane AM; Bone AE; Evans CJ; Gomes B; Meade R; Higginson IJ; Murray SA. "The impact of population ageing on end-of-life care in Scotland: projections of place of death and recommendations for future service provision.". BMC palliative care (2019): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/31829177.
  7. Barbara Gomes. "Do patients, families, and healthcare teams benefit from the integration of palliative care in burn intensive care units? Results from a systematic review with narrative synthesis". Palliative Medicine (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216319862160.
  8. Katherine Sleeman; Maja de Brito; Simon Noah Etkind; Kennedy Nkhoma; Ping Guo; Irene J. Higginson; Barbara Gomes; Richard Harding. "The escalating global burden of serious health-related suffering". The Lancet Global Health 7 7 (2019): e883-e892. https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/the-escalating-global-burden-of-serious-healthrelated-suffering(647e9b63-9a72-498c-8496-0392eb6e0e06).html.
  9. Barbara Gomes. "Insights into the factors associated with achieving the preference of home death in terminal cancer: A national population-based study". Palliative and Supportive Care (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1478951517000876.
  10. Anna E Bone; Catherine Evans; Simon Noah Etkind; Katherine Sleeman; Barbara Gomes; Melissa Aldridge; Jeff Keep; Julia Verne; Irene J Higginson. "Factors associated with older people's emergency department attendance towards the end of life". European journal of public health 29 1 (2018): 67-74. https://kclpuredev.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/factors-associated-with-older-peoples-emergency-department-attendance-towards-the-end-of-life(20db4ff9-e217-49fc-b209-b7617abad13b).html.
  11. Barbara Gomes. "Risk factors for hospital death in conditions needing palliative care: Nationwide population-based death certificate study". Palliative Medicine (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216317743961.
  12. Anna E Bone; Barbara Gomes; Simon Noah Etkind; Julia Verne; Fliss Murtagh; Catherine J Evans; Irene J. Higginson. "What is the impact of population ageing on the future provision of end-of-life care?". Palliative Medicine 32 2 (2018): 329-336. https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/what-is-the-impact-of-population-ageing-on-the-future-provision-of-endoflife-care(d053aab5-a7e1-4774-8683-edd52fb1450f).html.
  13. Barbara Gomes. "Which patients with advanced respiratory disease die in hospital? A 14-year population-based study of trends and associated factors". BMC Medicine (2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-016-0776-2.
  14. Barbara Gomes. "Trends in cause and place of death for children in Portugal (a European country with no Paediatric palliative care) during 1987–2011: a population-based study". BMC Pediatrics (2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12887-017-0970-1.
  15. Barbara Gomes; Maja de Brito; Vera P Sarmento; Deokhee Yi; Duarte Soares; Jacinta Fernandes; Bruno Fonseca; et al. "Valuing attributes of home palliative care with service users". Journal of pain and symptom management (2017): https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/valuing-attributes-of-home-palliative-care-with-service-users(eaa50e3a-3262-4008-b50c-3d5767756345).html.
  16. Simon Noah Etkind; A. E. Bone; Barbara Gomes; N. Lovell; Catherine Evans; Irene J. Higginson; Fliss Murtagh. "How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services". BMC Medicine 15 1 (2017): https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/how-many-people-will-need-palliative-care-in-2040-past-trends-future-projections-and-implications-for-services(96674b16-7b88-4e98-911e-732a5634aa50).html.
  17. Sarmento VP; Gysels M; Higginson IJ; Gomes B. "Home palliative care works: but how? A meta-ethnography of the experiences of patients and family caregivers.". (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28232515.
  18. Bone AE; Gao W; Gomes B; Sleeman KE; Maddocks M; Wright J; Yi D; et al. "Factors Associated with Transition from Community Settings to Hospital as Place of Death for Adults Aged 75 and Older: A Population-Based Mortality Follow-Back Survey.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27610598.
  19. da Silva Soares D; Nunes CM; Gomes B. "Effectiveness of Emergency Department Based Palliative Care for Adults with Advanced Disease: A Systematic Review.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27115914.
  20. McLean S; Gomes B; Higginson IJ. "The intensity of caregiving is a more important predictor of adverse bereavement outcomes for adult-child than spousal caregivers of patients who die of cancer.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27139519.
  21. Sarmento VP; Higginson IJ; Ferreira PL; Gomes B. "Past trends and projections of hospital deaths to inform the integration of palliative care in one of the most ageing countries in the world.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26163531.
  22. Henson LA; Gomes B; Koffman J; Daveson BA; Higginson IJ; Gao W; BuildCARE. "Factors associated with aggressive end of life cancer care.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26253587.
  23. Pivodic L; Harding R; Calanzani N; McCrone P; Hall S; Deliens L; Higginson IJ; Gomes B; EURO IMPACT. "Home care by general practitioners for cancer patients in the last 3 months of life: An epidemiological study of quality and associated factors.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26036688.
  24. Calanzani N; Higginson IJ; Koffman J; Gomes B. "Factors Associated with Participation, Active Refusals and Reasons for Not Taking Part in a Mortality Followback Survey Evaluating End-of-Life Care.". (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26745379.
  25. De Brito, M.; Fonseca, B.; Gomes, B.. "The clinical academic palliative care forum gives a boost to local research in northern Portugal". European Journal of Palliative Care 23 2 (2016): 90-93. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84961262644&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Fegg M; Lehner M; Simon ST; Gomes B; Higginson IJ; Bausewein C. "[What influences end-of-life decisions? Results of a representative German survey].". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26272670.
  27. de Brito M; Gomes B. "Non-cancer palliative care in the community needs greater interprofessional collaboration to maintain coordinated care and manage uncertainty.". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25700028.
  28. Gomes B. "Palliative care: if it makes a difference, why wait?". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25800757.
  29. Catherine Evans; a. Bone; Deokhee Yi; Barbara Gomes; Matthew Maddocks; Katherine Sleeman; J. Wright; P. Mc Crone; Irene J. Higginson. "Factors Associated With End of Life Transition for Older Adults Living At Home: Analysis of Carers' Post-Bereavement Survey". BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 5 1 (2015): 116-116. https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/factors-associated-with-end-of-life-transition-for-older-adults-living-at-home-analysis-of-carers-postbereavement-survey(06e9d576-fae3-4038-8847-2379710ae295).html.
  30. Gomes B; Calanzani N; Koffman J; Higginson IJ. "Is dying in hospital better than home in incurable cancer and what factors influence this? A population-based study.". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26449231.
  31. Gomes B; Calanzani N; Higginson IJ. "Benefits and costs of home palliative care compared with usual care for patients with advanced illness and their family caregivers.". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24618968.
  32. Khan SA; Gomes B; Higginson IJ. "End-of-life care--what do cancer patients want?". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24281062.
  33. Downing J; Gomes B; Gikaara N; Munene G; Daveson BA; Powell RA; Mwangi-Powell FN; et al. "Public preferences and priorities for end-of-life care in Kenya: a population-based street survey.". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24529217.
  34. Calanzani N; Moens K; Cohen J; Higginson IJ; Harding R; Deliens L; Toscani F; et al. "Choosing care homes as the least preferred place to die: a cross-national survey of public preferences in seven European countries.". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25927972.
  35. Higginson IJ; Sarmento VP; Calanzani N; Benalia H; Gomes B. "Dying at home - is it better: A narrative appraisal of the state of the science.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23698451.
  36. Higginson IJ; Gomes B; Calanzani N; Gao W; Bausewein C; Daveson BA; Deliens L; et al. "Priorities for treatment, care and information if faced with serious illness: A comparative population-based survey in seven European countries.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23703237.
  37. Daveson BA; Alonso JP; Calanzani N; Ramsenthaler C; Gysels M; Antunes B; Moens K; et al. "Learning from the public: citizens describe the need to improve end-of-life care access, provision and recognition across Europe.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23487548.
  38. Gomes B; Calanzani N; Curiale V; McCrone P; Higginson IJ. "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23744578.
  39. Gomes B; Sarmento VP; Ferreira PL; Higginson IJ. "[Epidemiological study of place of death in Portugal in 2010 and comparison with the preferences of the Portuguese population].". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24016640.
  40. Gomes, B.; McCrone, P.; Hall, S.; Riley, J.; Koffman, J.; Higginson, I.J.. "Cognitive interviewing of bereaved relatives to improve the measurement of health outcomes and care utilisation at the end of life in a mortality followback survey". Supportive Care in Cancer 21 10 (2013): 2835-2844. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84884222759&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  41. Harding, R.; Simms, V.; Calanzani, N.; Higginson, I.J.; Hall, S.; Gysels, M.; Meñaca, A.; et al. "If you had less than a year to live, would you want to know? A seven-country European population survey of public preferences for disclosure of poor prognosis". Psycho-Oncology 22 10 (2013): 2298-2305. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84885306729&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  42. Bausewein, C.; Calanzani, N.; Daveson, B.A.; Simon, S.T.; Ferreira, P.L.; Higginson, I.J.; Bechinger-English, D.; et al. "'Burden to others' as a public concern in advanced cancer: A comparative survey in seven European countries". BMC Cancer 13 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84874673492&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  43. Gomes, B.; Calanzani, N.; Gysels, M.; Hall, S.; Higginson, I.J.. "Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: A systematic review". BMC Palliative Care 12 1 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84873719806&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  44. Daveson, B.A.; Bausewein, C.; Murtagh, F.E.M.; Calanzani, N.; Higginson, I.J.; Harding, R.; Cohen, J.; et al. "To be involved or not to be involved: A survey of public preferences for self-involvement in decision-making involving mental capacity (competency) within Europe". Palliative Medicine 27 5 (2013): 418-427. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84877758982&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  45. Gomes, B.. "Health metrics: Standardize records of place of death". Nature 495 7442 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84875633819&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  46. Powell, R.A.; Namisango, E.; Gikaara, N.; Moyo, S.; Mwangi-Powell, F.N.; Gomes, B.; Harding, R.. "Public Priorities and Preferences for End-of-Life Care in Namibia". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84880138945&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  47. Sleeman, K.E.; Murtagh, F.E.M.; Gomes, B.. "Neuberger review - Spotlight on care of the dying". European Journal of Palliative Care 20 5 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84883775356&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  48. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.. "Evidence on home palliative care: Charting past, present, and future at the cicely saunders institute - WHO collaborating centre for palliative care, policy and rehabilitation". Progress in Palliative Care 21 4 (2013): 204-213. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84881628530&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  49. Gomes, B.. "Enabling patients to die where they wish with the best possible care". European Journal of Palliative Care 20 5 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84883790995&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  50. Sleeman, K.E.; Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.. "Research into end-of-life cancer care - Investment is needed". The Lancet 379 9815 (2012): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84856830972&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  51. Lopes Ferreira, P.; Antunes, B.; Barros Pinto, A.; Gomes, B.. "End-of-life care: Portugal in the European project PRISMA | Cuidados de fim de vida: Portugal no projeto europeu PRISMA". Revista Portuguesa de Saude Publica 30 1 (2012): 62-70. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84862121580&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  52. Koffman, J.; Higginson, I.J.; Hall, S.; Riley, J.; McCrone, P.; Gomes, B.. "Bereaved relatives' views about participating in cancer research". Palliative Medicine 26 4 (2012): 379-383. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861831183&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  53. Gomes, B.; Calanzani, N.; Higginson, I.J.. "Reversal of the British trends in place of death: Time series analysis 2004-2010". Palliative Medicine 26 2 (2012): 102-107. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84857262553&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  54. Simon, S.T.; Gomes, B.; Koeskeroglu, P.; Higginson, I.J.; Bausewein, C.. "Population, mortality and place of death in Germany (1950-2050) - Implications for end-of-life care in the future". Public Health 126 11 (2012): 937-946. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84870325193&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  55. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.; Calanzani, N.; Cohen, J.; Deliens, L.; Daveson, B.A.; Bechinger-English, D.; et al. "Preferences for place of death if faced with advanced cancer: A population survey in England, Flanders, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain". Annals of Oncology 23 8 (2012): 2006-2015. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84862893226&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  56. Downing, J.; Gikaara, N.; Gomes, B.; Daveson, B.A.; Higginson, I.J.; Harding, R.. "Public opinion on preferences and priorities for end-of-life care in sub-Saharan Africa: piloting a novel method of street surveying". BMJ supportive & palliative care 2 1 (2012): 72-74. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84895423803&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  57. Beynon, T.; Gomes, B.; Murtagh, F.E.M.; Glucksman, E.; Parfitt, A.; Burman, R.; Edmonds, P.; et al. "How common are palliative care needs among older people who die in the emergency department?". Emergency Medicine Journal 28 6 (2011): 491-495. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79956341677&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  58. Daveson, B.A.; Bechinger-English, D.; Bausewein, C.; Simon, S.T.; Harding, R.; Higginson, I.J.; Gomes, B.. "Constructing understandings of end-of-life care in Europe: A qualitative study involving cognitive interviewing with implications for cross-national surveys". Journal of Palliative Medicine 14 3 (2011): 343-349. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952301716&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  59. Gomes, B.; McCrone, P.; Hall, S.; Koffman, J.; Higginson, I.J.. "Variations in the quality and costs of end-of-life care, preferences and palliative outcomes for cancer patients by place of death: The QUALYCARE study". BMC Cancer 10 (2010): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77955069387&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  60. Higginson, I.J.; Hall, S.; Koffman, J.; Riley, J.; Gomes, B.. "Time to get it right: Are preferences for place of death more stable than we think?". Palliative Medicine 24 3 (2010): 352-353. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77950619504&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  61. Gomes, B.; Harding, R.; Foley, K.M.; Higginson, I.J.. "Optimal Approaches to the Health Economics of Palliative Care: Report of an International Think Tank". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 38 1 (2009): 4-10. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-67650165090&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  62. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.; McCrone, P.. "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2 (2009): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-70349149093&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  63. Harding, R.; Gomes, B.; Foley, K.M.; Higginson, I.J.. "Research Priorities in Health Economics And Funding for Palliative Care: Views of an International Think Tank". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 38 1 (2009): 11-14. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-67650187931&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  64. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.. "Where people die (1974-2030): Past trends, future projections and implications for care". Palliative Medicine 22 1 (2008): 33-41. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-40449090214&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  65. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.; Davies, E.. "Hospice and palliative care". International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008): 460-469. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84884427401&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  66. Solano, J.P.; Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.. "A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 31 1 (2006): 58-69. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-31344445894&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  67. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.. "Factors influencing death at home in terminally ill patients with cancer: Systematic review". British Medical Journal 332 7540 (2006): 515-518. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33644917988&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  68. Kabengele Mpinga, E.; Pennec, S.; Gomes, B.; Cohen, J.; Higginson, I.J.; Wilson, D.; Rapin, C.-H.. "First international symposium on places of death: An agenda for the 21 st century". Journal of Palliative Care 22 4 (2006): 293-296. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33846142846&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  69. Gomes, B.; Higginson, I.J.. "Home or hospital? Choices at the end of life". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 97 9 (2004): 413-414. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4644309181&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Barbara Gomes; Joachim Cohen; Luc Deliens; Irene J. Higginson. "International trends in circumstances of death and dying among older people". editado por Merryn Gott; Ingleton, {Christine, 3-18. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  1. Barbara Gomes; Vera Paiva Brandao De Napoles Sarmento; Pedro Lopes Ferreira; Irene J. Higginson. 2013. Preferências e Locais de Morte. https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/preferencias-e-locais-de-morte(60d0516a-8347-4e81-bd63-48bb9436047d).html.
  2. Natalia Monteiro Calanzani; Irene J. Higginson; Barbara Gomes. 2013. Current and future needs for hospice care. https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/current-and-future-needs-for-hospice-care(269cdc73-1222-463b-84f5-53d74c638376).html.
  3. Barbara Gomes; Natalia Monteiro Calanzani; Irene J. Higginson. 2011. Local preferences and place of death in regions within England. https://kclpureuat.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/local-preferences-and-place-of-death-in-regions-within-england(d221b376-2fe5-4cfd-86ee-c772ced0989a).html.


2018 Visionary in Palliative Care
Portuguese Association for Palliative Care, Portugal
2013 2nd Prize Early Research Award
European Association for Palliative Care, Bélgica
2006 Academic Prize for Excellence, UK (best MSc dissertation in Palliative Care at King's College London)
King's College London, Reino Unido

Outra distinção

2020 Fourth most cited article of the journal Palliative Medicine, updated in February 2020 (IF: 4.956 | Ranking: Health Care Sciences & Services 6 out of 98 | Medicine, General & Internal 17 out of 160)
2014 Impact case study about my research on where people die and meeting preferences graded 84% for world-leading (top mark) in 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework