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Baroness Finlay

Baroness Finlay

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff APHG Co-Chair

Ilora Gillian Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff FMedSci, is a Welsh doctor, professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords, and a member of the APHG. 

She is a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a professor of palliative medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and is consultant at the Velindre cancer centre in Cardiff. On 28 June 2001, she was made a life peer as Baroness Finlay of Llandaff.

In 2003 she proposed a bill to ban smoking in public buildings in Wales, three years before it was eventually implemented.

She is a Vice President of Marie Curie, Patron of The Trussell Trust's foodbank network in Wales, and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

In March 2015, Finlay was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honouree for her vigorous champion to improving the care of dying patients.