Centre for Death & Society

International collaboration opens dialogue between West and East on death

A new international partnership between our Centre for Death & Society and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has been signed.

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Our research

Our research relates to:

  • the experience of death and bereavement
  • practice and policy concerning the dying, the dead, and the bereaved
  • how end-of-life practices require yet can foster community development
  • relationships between the living and the dead
  • influences of economics, politics, inequality, social networks, technology and culture.

We are involved with a number of current projects.

How 'Old People's Home for 4 year olds' might force a shake-up in social care

A group of elderly people and four year olds in the snow (Image courtesy Channel 4)

Once confined to academic circles, intergenerational issues in social care is the focus of the hugely popular TV show and now everyone is talking about it.

Video overview

View a showcase film about the Centre for Death & Society, featuring Dr John Troyer and Dr Kate Woodthorpe.

Our members

Watch a video about the Centre for Death & Society

Find out more about some of our members that work as part of the Centre for Death & Society.