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Walker, J., Payne, S., Smith, P. and Jarrett, N., eds., 2007. Psychology for Nursing and the Caring Professions (3rd Ed). Open University Press.
Johnson, M., ed., 2005. The Cambridge handbook of age and ageing. Cambridge University Press.
Hockey, J., Komaromy, C. and Woodthorpe, K., eds., 2010. The Matter of Death: Space, place and materiality. Palgrave Macmillan.
Johnson, M., 2007. End of Life Care: Report of the implemention of an innovative training programme to all 106 Anchor homes. Anchor Trust.
MacConville, U., 2011. Sociological and spiritual aspects of palliative care in Ireland: Understandings of a 'good death'. Edwin Mellen Press.
Bengtson, V. L., Putney, N. M. and Johnson, M., 2005. The problem of theory in gerontology today. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-20.
Bengtson, V., Putney, N. and Johnson, M., 2005. Are theories of ageing possible? In: The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-20.
Gittings, C. and Walter, T., 2010. Rest in peace? Burial on private land. In: Sidaway, J. and Maddrell, A., eds. Deathscapes: Spaces For Death Dying And Bereavement. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Johnson, M., 2005. Ageing in the modern world. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, xxi-xxvi.
Johnson, M., 2009. Procession of the generations: Are we still travelling together? In: Rogne, L., Estes, C., Grossmann, B., Hollister, B. and Solway, E., eds. Social Insurance and Social Justice: Social Security, Medicare and the campaign against entitlements. New York: Springer, pp. 25-45.
Johnson, M., 2005. The contribution of ageing research to an understanding of social change. In: Amann, A. and Majce, G., eds. Soziologie in interdisziplinaren Netzwerken. Vienna: Bohlau Verlag, pp. 107-118.
Johnson, M., 2013. Biography and generation:spirituality and biographical pain at the end of life in old age. In: Silverstein, M. and Giarusso, R., eds. Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society. Baltimore, U. S. A.: John Hopkins University Press, pp. 176-190.
Johnson, M., 2008. Spirituality, Finitude and Theories of the Lifespan. In: Bengtson, V. L., Silverstein, M., Putney, N. and Gans, D., eds. Handbook of Theories of Aging. New York: Springer, pp. 659-674.
MacConville, U. and McQuillan, R., 2011. Potent reminders: an examination of repsonses to roadside memorials in Ireland. In: Hockey, J., Komaromy, C. and Woodthorpe, K., eds. The Matter of Death. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 195-207.
Moncur, W., Bikker, J., Kasket, E. and Troyer, J., 2012. From death to final disposition: Roles of technology in the post-mortem interval. In: CHI '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, pp. 531-540.
Sayer, D. and Walter, J., 2016. Digging the dead in a digital media age. In: Williams, H. and Giles, M., eds. Archaeologists and the Dead.Vol. 9780198753537. Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press, pp. 367-395. Item availability may be restricted.
Troyer, J., 2012. War without Death: America's Ingenious Plan to Defeat Enemies without Bloodshed. In: Davies, D. and Park, C. W., eds. Emotion, Identity and Death. Ashgate.
Valentine, C. A., 2008. Contemporary perspectives on grief and bereavement. In: Jupp, P., ed. Death Our Future: Christian Theology and Funeral Practice. London: Epworth Press, pp. 55-67.
Valentine, C., Templeton, L. and Velleman, R., 2015. There are limits on what you can do biographical reconstruction by those bereaved by alcohol-related deaths. In: Thurnell_Read, T., ed. Drinking Dilemmas. London, U. K.: Routledge, pp. 187-204. (Sociological Futures)
Valentine, C. A., 2009. Ancestor Veneration, Japanese. In: Bryant, C. D. and Peck, D. L., eds. Encyclopaedia of Death and Human Experience.Vol. 1. London: Sage, pp. 45-48.
Walter, T., 2009. Communicating with the dead. In: Bryant, C. and Peck, D., eds. Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience.Vol. 1. London: Sage, pp. 216-219.
Walter, T., 2009. Dark tourism: mediating between the dead and the living. In: Sharpley, R. and Stone, P. R., eds. The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism. Bristol, U. K.: Channel View Publications, pp. 39-55. (Aspects of Tourism)
Walter, T. and Gittings, C., 2010. What will the neighbours say? Reactions to field and garden burial. In: Hockey, J., Komaromy, C. and Woodthorpe, K., eds. The Matter of Death: Space, Place and Materiality. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 165-177.
Woodthorpe, K., 2010. Private grief in public spaces:interpreting memorialisation in the contemporary cemetery. In: Hockey, J., Komaromy, C. and Woodthorpe, K., eds. The Matter of Death. Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 117-132.
Woodthorpe, K., 2010. Revisiting taboo: Buried bodies in an East London Cemetery. In: Maddrell, A. and Sidaway, J., eds. Deathscapes. Farnham, Surrey: Routledge.
Woodthorpe, K., 2015. What sociology means to me:exploring, imagining and challenging. In: Twamley, K., Doidge, M. and Scott, A., eds. Sociologists' Tales. Bristol: Policy Press, p. 219. Item availability may be restricted.
Abel, J., Bowra, J., Walter, T. and Howarth, G., 2011. Compassionate community networks:Supporting home dying. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1 (2), pp. 129-133.
Birchley, G., Jones, K., Huxtable, R., Dixon, J., Kitzinger, J. and Clare, L., 2016. Dying Well with Reduced Agency: A Scoping Review and Thematic Synthesis of the decision-making process in dementia, traumatic brain injury and frailty. BMC Medical Ethics, 17 (46), p. 1.
Borgstrom, E. and Walter, T., 2015. Choice and compassion at the end of life:A critical analysis of recent English policy discourse. Social Science and Medicine, 136-137, pp. 99-105. Item availability may be restricted.
Borgstrom, E. and Woodthorpe, K. V., 2013. DDB 2012 Report for Journal of Illness, Crisis & Loss. Illness, Crisis, & Loss, 21 (3), pp. 249-250.
Brown, L. and Walter, T., 2014. Towards a social model of end of life care. British Journal of Social Work, 44 (8), pp. 2375-2390. Item availability may be restricted.
Chen, H., Komaromy, C. and Valentine, C., 2015. From hope to hope:the experience of older Chinese people with advanced cancer. Health, 19 (2), pp. 154-171.
Draper, A., Day, E., Garrood, E. and Smith, P., 2013. Patients and carers experience of living with a complex neurological and palliative diagnosis. Mortality, 18 (3), pp. 270-289.
Foster, L. and Woodthorpe, K., 2012. A golden silence? Acts of remembrance and commemoration at UK football games. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 36 (1), pp. 50-67.
Foster, L. and Woodthorpe, K., 2013. What cost the price of a good send off? The challenges for British state funeral policy. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 21 (1), pp. 77-89.
Gittings, C. and Walter, T., 2009. Garden burial:Resting in peace? Funeral Director Monthly, 92 (10), pp. 26-27.
Hass, J. and Walter, T., 2007. Parental grief in three societies: networks and religion as social supports in mourning. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 54 (3), pp. 179-198.
Hockey, J. and Woodthorpe, K., 2006. Funeraire 2005, Report on the Salon Professionnel International de l'Art Funeraire, Paris, Le Bourget. Mortality, 11 (4), pp. 382-383.
Johnson, M., 2008. End of life care is our business. Editorial. Healthcare Business
Johnson, M., 2010. Learning and unlearning for end of life care in care homes. International Journal of Education and Ageing, 1 (1), pp. 53-66.
MacConville, U., 2006. Mapping religion and spirituality in an Irish palliative care setting. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 53 (1-2), pp. 137-152.
MacConville, U., 2011. Marking death in open places:2nd International Symposium on Roadside Memorials, June 2010, Dublin, Ireland. Illness, Crisis, & Loss, 19 (2), pp. 189-190.
MacConville, U., 2010. Roadside memorials: making grief visible. Bereavement Care, 29 (3), pp. 34-36.
MacConville, U. and McQuillan, R., 2009. A figurational approach:Views of communication and awareness of death and dying in Ireland. Irish Journal of Sociology, 17 (2), pp. 41-55.
MacConville, U. and McQuillan, R., 2005. Continuing the tradition: roadside memorials in Ireland. Archaeology Ireland, 19 (1), pp. 26-30.
Meyer, M. and Woodthorpe, K., 2008. The material presence of absence: A dialogue between museums and cemeteries. Sociological Research Online, 13 (5).
Parsons, B., 2012. Identifying key changes: the progress of cremation and its influence on music at funerals in England, 1874–2010. Mortality, 17 (2), pp. 130-144.
Phillips, D., Hagan, T., Bodfield, E., Woodthorpe, K. and Grimsley, M., 2008. Exploring the impact of group work and mentoring for multiple heritage children's self-esteem, well-being and behaviour. Health & Social Care in the Community, 16 (3), pp. 310-321.
Robson, P. and Walter, T., 2012. Hierarchies of loss: a critique of disenfranchised grief. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 66 (2), pp. 97-119.
Rumble, H., Troyer, J., Walter, T. and Woodthorpe, K., 2014. Disposal or dispersal?:Environmentalism and final treatment of the British dead. Mortality, 19 (3), pp. 243-260.
Saltus, R. and Folkes, E., 2013. Understanding dignity and care:An exploratory qualitative study on the views of older people of African and African-Caribbean descent. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 14 (1), pp. 36-46.
Smith, P. C., Osborn, M. and Turner-Cobb, J. M., 2012. The big secret, the big lie:unpreparedness for the experience of recovery. Psycho-Oncology, 21 (Supplement 2), p. 10.
Templeton, L., Allison, F., McKell, J., Valentine, C., Walter, J., Velleman, R., Bauld, L., Hay, G. and Hollywood, J., 2016. Bereavement through substance use: findings from an interview study with adults from England and Scotland. Addiction Research & Theory, 24 (5), pp. 341-354. Item availability may be restricted.
Templeton, L., Valentine, C., McKell, J., Ford, A., Velleman, R., Walter, T., Hay, G., Bauld, L. and Hollywood, J., 2016. Bereavement following a fatal overdose:the experiences of adults in England and Scotland. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
Tilley, L. and Woodthorpe, K., 2011. Is it the end for anonymity as we know it? A critical examination of the ethical principle of anonymity in the context of 21st century demands on the qualitative researcher. Qualitative Research, 11 (2), pp. 197-212.
Troyer, J., 2008. Abuse of a corpse: a brief history and re-theorization of necrophilia laws in America. Mortality, 13 (2), pp. 132-152.
Troyer, J., 2010. Reflections on Working with Funeral Directors in the UK. Funeral Director Monthly, 93 (7), pp. 34-35.
Troyer, J., 2016. Forthcoming. “Owning” Necro-Waste. Social Epistemology : a Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, 5 (3).
Turner-Cobb, J. M., Smith, P. C., Ramchandani, P., Begen, F. M. and Padkin, A., 2016. The acute psychobiological impact of the intensive care experience on relatives. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21 (1), pp. 20-26.
Valentine, C., 2007. Methodological Reflections: attending and tending to the role of the researcher in the construction of bereavement narratives. Qualitative Social Work, 6 (2), pp. 159-176.
Valentine, C., Woodthorpe, K. and Easthope, L., 2013. Opportunities and barriers to forming a professional identity:Communities of practice within UK funeral directing. Mortality, 18 (4), pp. 358-375.
Valentine, C., 2013. Identity and postmortem relationships in the narratives of British and Japanese mourners:Identity and Postmortem Relationships. Sociological Review, 61 (2), pp. 383-401.
Valentine, C., Bauld, L. and Walter, T., 2016. Bereavement following substance misuse:a disenfranchised grief. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 72 (4), pp. 283-301.
Valentine, C. and Walter, J., 2015. Creative responses to a drug- or alcohol-related death:a socio-cultural analysis. Illness, Crisis, & Loss, 23 (4), pp. 310-322.
Valentine, C. and Woodthorpe, K., 2014. From the cradle to the grave:Funeral welfare from an international perspective. Social Policy and Administration, 48 (5), pp. 515-536.
Valentine, C. A., 2009. Continuing bonds after bereavement:A cross-cultural perspective. Bereavement Care, 28 (2), pp. 6-11.
Valentine, C. A., 2010. Identity and the Good Death in the Narratives of Bereaved Japanese People. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, 13 (3), pp. 82-86.
Valentine, C. A., 2009. Japanese ambivalence about traditional mourning requirements. Pharos International: the Official Journal of the Cremation Society of Great Britain and the International Cremation Federation, 2009 (Autumn), pp. 42-43.
Valentine, C. A., 2009. Negotiating a loved one's dying in contemporary Japanese society. Mortality, 14 (1), pp. 34-52.
Valentine, C. A., 2010. The role of the ancestral tradition in bereavement in contemporary Japanese society. Mortality, 15 (4), pp. 275-293.
Valentine, C. A., 2009. The role of the funeral in some contemporary bereavement narratives. Funeral Director Monthly, 92 (1).
Walter, T., 2008. To see for myself: informed consent and the culture of openness. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34 (9), pp. 675-678.
Walter, T., 2011. Angels not souls:Popular religion in the online mourning for British celebrity Jade Goody. Religion, 41 (1), pp. 29-51.
Walter, T., 2016. Forthcoming. Bodies and Ceremonies:Is the UK funeral industry still fit for purpose? Mortality
Walter, T., 2015. Communication media and the dead:from the Stone Age to Facebook. Mortality, 20 (3), pp. 215-232.
Walter, T., 2009. Eating and drinking:After the funeral, or before? Funeral Director Monthly, 92 (9), pp. 58-59.
Walter, T., 2012. How people who are dying or mourning engage with the arts. Music and Arts in Action, 4 (1), pp. 73-98.
Walter, T., 2010. Jade and the journalists:media coverage of a young British celebrity dying of cancer. Social Science and Medicine, 71 (5), pp. 853-860.
Walter, T., 2016. Judgement, myth and hope in life-centred funerals. Theology, 119 (4), pp. 253-260.
Walter, T., 2009. Just get me to the crem in time! Travels in space and cyberspace. ICCM Journal, 77 (4), pp. 29-30.
Walter, T., 2007. Modern grief, postmodern grief. International Review of Sociology, 17 (1), pp. 123-134.
Walter, T., 2015. New mourners, old mourners:online memorial culture as a chapter in the history of mourning. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 21 (1-2), pp. 10-24.
Walter, T., 2014. Organizations and death:A view from death studies. Culture and Organization, 20 (1), pp. 68-76.
Walter, T., 2006. Telling the dead man's tale: bridging the gap between the living and the dead. Bereavement Care, 25 (2), pp. 23-26.
Walter, T., 2016. The dead who become angels:bereavement and vernacular religion in the 21st century. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 73 (1), pp. 3-28.
Walter, T., 2006. What is complicated grief? A social constructionist answer. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 52 (1), pp. 71-79.
Walter, T., 2012. Why different countries manage death differently: A comparative analysis of modern urban societies. British Journal of Sociology, 63 (1), pp. 123-145.
Walter, T. and Bailey, T., 2016. Forthcoming. How Funerals Accomplish Family:Findings from a Mass Observation study. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying
Walter, T., Ford, A., Templeton, L., Valentine, C. and Velleman, R., 2015. Compassion or stigma?:How adults bereaved by alcohol or drugs experience services. Health and Social Care in the Community
Walter, T., Hourizi, R., Moncur, W. and Pitsillides, S., 2011. Does the internet change how we die and mourn? Overview and analysis. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 64 (4), pp. 275-302.
Whale, K., Gillison, F. and Smith, P., 2014. “Are you still on that stupid diet?” Women’s experiences of societal pressure and support regarding weight loss, and attitudes towards health policy intervention. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (12), pp. 1536-1546.
Woodthorpe, K., 2011. Researching death: methodological reflections on the management of critical distance. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 14 (2), pp. 99-109.
Woodthorpe, K., 2007. My life after death: Connecting the field, the findings and the feelings. Anthropology Matters, 9 (1).
Woodthorpe, K., 2009. Reflecting on death: The emotionality of the research encounter. Mortality, 14 (1), pp. 70-86.
Woodthorpe, K., 2011. Sustaining the contemporary cemetery: implementing policy alongside conflicting perspectives and purpose. Mortality, 16 (3), pp. 259-276.
Woodthorpe, K. and Komaromy, C., 2013. A missing link? The role of mortuary staff in hospital based bereavement care services. Bereavement Care, 32 (3), pp. 124-130.
Woodthorpe, K. and Rumble, H., 2016. Funerals and families:locating death as a relational issue. British Journal of Sociology, 67 (2), pp. 242-259.
Woodthorpe, K., Rumble, H. and Valentine, C., 2013. Putting ‘the grave’ into social policy:state support for funerals in contemporary UK society. Journal of Social Policy, 42 (3), pp. 605-622.
Woodthorpe, K., 2011. Using bereavement theory to understand memorialising behaviour. Bereavement Care, 30 (2), pp. 29-32.
Komaromy, C. and Woodthorpe, K., 2011. Investigating mortuary services in hospital settings. Unkown Publisher.
Tuckwell, K., 2014. IPR Policy Brief - Funeral poverty in the UK: issues for policy. University of Bath.
Walter, T. and Davies, D., 2008. Christian funerals in a changing society:a call to research and reflection. The Churches Funeral Group, London.
Woodthorpe, K., 2012. Affording a Funeral: Social Fund Funeral Payments. Axa Sun Life Direct.
Woodthorpe, K., Cox, S., Tyrell, B. and , S. L. D., 2011. The Trouble with Dying: the Sun Life Direct Cost of Dying Survey 2011. Axa Sun Life Direct.
Conference or Workshop Items
MacConville, U., 2012. Harnessing the invisible: the transfomative potential of near-to-death experiences in death, dying and bereavement. In: Afterlife Awareness Conference, 2012-03-09 - 2012-03-11.
MacConville, U., 2013. Interpreters in palliative care: 'on speaking terms-matters of life and death'. Submitted to: Irish Association for Palliative Care Research and Education Conference, 2013-02-07 - 2013-02-07.
MacConville, U., 2013. The manner of parting: exploring understandings of a 'good death' and spiritual care in Irish palliative care. In: Northwest Hospice Conference, 2013-04-11 - 2013-04-11.
Smith, P. C., Osborn, M. and Turner-Cobb, J. M., 2012. The big secret, the big lie:unpreparedness for the experience of recovery. In: British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS), 2012, 2012-01-19 - 2012-01-20.
Smith, P. C., Osborn, M., Chan, L. C. and Turner-Cobb, J. M., 2011. Afterwards....provision of support in the recovery from cancer treatment. In: Cancer Research at Bath (CR@B) Meeting, 2011, 2011-11-09.
Troyer, J., 2009. A labor of death and a labor against death: Memorial tattoos in late modernity. In: Envisaging Death: Visual Culture and Dying Symposium, 2009-06-26.
Troyer, J., 2009. War without death: America's ingenious plan to defeat its enemies without bloodshed. In: 9th International Meeting on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-12.
Turner-Cobb, J. M., Smith, P. C., Ramchandani, P., Begen, F. M. and Padkin, A., 2013. Acute psychobiological impact of the intensive care experience in relatives of patients:a mixed methods feasibility study. In: BPS Division of Health Psychology, 2013-09-11 - 2013-09-13.
Turner-Cobb, J. M., Smith, P. C., Ramchandani, P., Begen, F. M. and Padkin, A., 2013. Diurnal cortisol rhythmicity in the intensive care setting:the acute stress experience in relatives of patients. In: International Society of PsychoNeuroEndocrinology (ISPNE), 2013, 2013-08-20 - 2013-08-22.
Valentine, C. A. and Templeton, L., 2013. When drink kills:Biographical construction by those left behind. In: British Sociological Association Alcohol Study Group; Drinking Dilemmas Conference, 2013-12-12 - 2013-12-12.
Walter, J. A., 2014. Keynote address:death by drug/alcohol abuse: supporting bereaved families. In: Barts Health NHS Trust Bereavement Conference, 2014-06-16 - 2014-06-16.
Walter, T., 2009. Figuring and Refiguring Death Rites: National variations. In: Refiguring Death Rites Research Group, 2009-06-15.
Walter, T., 2009. Why Different Countries Do Death Differently: A comparison of modern urban societies. In: Death & Dying in Europe between the Eighteenth and Twenty-First Century, 2009-09-25 - 2009-09-27.
Woodthorpe, K. V., 2013. From the cradle to the grave: is the ideal funeral just a dream? In: American Sociological Association 108th Annual Meeting, 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-13.
Woodthorpe, K., 2012. Rights, rituals and resources: similarities and differences in welfare support for funerals. In: Mortality, Death and Dying: philosophical and social perspectives, 2012-08-22 - 2012-08-24.
Woodthorpe, K., 2012. The Commercial Side of Death. In: Changing Expectations of Death and Dying, 2012-11-23 - 2012-11-25.
Woodthorpe, K., 2008. "And I thought you bastards, you must have thought more of your mother than that": The task of negotiating emotions and efficiency by bereavement workers. In: British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference 2008, 2008-09-04 - 2008-09-06.
Woodthorpe, K., 2008. Blue sky thinking from six feet under: research and practice. In: Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Corporate Seminar, 2008-05-01.
Woodthorpe, K., 2009. Making money out of misery? Consuming bereavement services. In: British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2009: The Challenge of Global Social Enquiry, 2009-04-16.
Woodthorpe, K., 2009. Money and death: the consumption of bereavement services. In: Ninth International Conference Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal (DDD9), 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-12.
Malamah-Thomas, A., 2011. The Grief of Nations: An analysis of how nations behave in the wake of loss: does it constitute grief? Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.
Johnson, M. and Percival, J., 2013. End-of-life care in nursing homes and care homes. Nursing Times
Troyer, J., 2014. Death isn’t taboo, we’re just not encouraged to talk about it. The Conversation
Troyer, J., 2014. It seems no cultural traditions involving death are safe. The Conversation
Troyer, J., 2014. The Conversation: Why we are so fascinated by sexual pathologies and Jimmy Savile. The Conversation
Valentine, C., 2015. What happens to those left behind by a drug or alcohol-related death? The Conversation
Walter, J., 2015. How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief. Good Men Project
Walter, T. and Borgstrom, E., 2015. Is the UK really the best place in the world to die? The Conversation
Troyer, J., 2009. 'Bodies embalmed by us NEVER TURN BLACK!' A brief history of the hyperstimulated human corpse (Lecture). Brooklyn, NY USA: Library of Morbid Anatomy.
Troyer, J., 2009. A brief history of American funeral directing Museum of funeral customs (Lecture). Springfield, IL USA.
Troyer, J., 2009. Abuse of a corpse: A brief history of necrophilia laws in America (Lecture). Oxford University, UK: AIR Meeting.
Troyer, J., 2010. Humans riding on the backs of dinosaurs: A walk through the Creation Museum (Lecture). University College London: Grant Museum of Zoology.