Professor Rod MacLeod is clinical medical advisor to Hospice New Zealand and lives in Auckland. He has spent over thirty years working in specialist palliative care in England, Australia and New Zealand. He spent five very happy years working for HammondCare in Sydney where he was Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care at the Northern Clinical School. He has published widely in international journals and has written many books and book chapters and recently was Co-editor in chief of the Textbook of Palliative Care published by Springer. For thirty years he has been one of the authors of the Palliative Care Handbook which is widely distributed in NZ and Australia.
His real job is as a father to three young women and grandfather to five (soon to be six) grandchildren and with his wife Bridget he cares for their cat Nutmeg and their dog Tilly.