I joined the Open University in June 2010 to work on K260, Death and dying which I now lead. Over the past year I co-chaired the redevelopment of K101, An introduction to health and social care and am leading its first presentation which started in October 2014. I am now co-leading the reconfiguration of K827: Leading healthcare improvements
I am co-convenor of the Brish Sociological Association's Human Reproduction Study Group and am chair of the OU's Birth and Death research group. My specific interest in the area of death and dying is pregnancy loss and my ESRC-funded doctoral research, undertaken at the University of Surrey, was a sociological exploration of parental experiences of stillbirth. I am also a member of the Association for the Study of Death and Society and the British Sociological Association.
In my spare time I am treasurer of North Herts Sands - a grass-roots support group for parents whose baby died at, or around the time of birth.
All forms of reproductive loss
Death and dying, sociology of health and illness, communication.
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What is the role of the environment and culture of the hospice in MK that means that people choose this over dying at home?