Centre for Death & Society

Centre for Death & Society

We are the UK's only centre devoted to the study and research of social aspects of death, dying and bereavement.

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.

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.