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.

UK ‘ill prepared’ for death and dying warns IPR Policy Brief

Headstone engraved with 'RIP'

Researchers hope their findings will act as catalyst to policy-makers to rethink our approach to death and dying by better joining up different services.

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.