Media Work

I have extensive experience of working with broadcast, digital and print media, grounded in a strong belief that for academic work to have a resonance and use for others that we scholars need to get it ‘out there’. I welcome media enquiries, either to participate directly or provide background information on all topics connected to my areas of interest and expertise.

2020

The Times: We need practical guidance for dealing with serious illness at home

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-need-practical-guidance-for-dealing-with-serious-illness-at-home-9vvh2rwcb

Independent: Coronavirus has made death a fact of life again – we should embrace it

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-death-mortality-rate-vaccine-funerals-cremation-a9442036.html

The Conversation: how the power to delay death has allowed neoliberalism to flourish

https://theconversation.com/how-the-power-to-delay-death-has-allowed-inequality-to-flourish-136371

2019

BBC Radio 4: We Need to Talk about Death, ‘I can’t afford a funeral’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000219v

Independent: The rise of ‘pauper’s funerals’ is a disgraceful reminder of Britain’s inequalities

2018

BBC Radio 4: Money Box ‘UK funeral industry investigated for high prices’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001fdd

The Conversation: ‘From Prince Charles and his mother down, why Britain finds it hard to talk about Death’

http://theconversation.com/from-prince-charles-and-his-mother-down-why-britain-finds-it-hard-to-talk-about-death-107155

2017

The Conversation: ‘ The dead and dying have been ignored by politicians for too long’

https://theconversation.com/the-dead-and-dying-have-been-ignored-by-politicians-for-too-long-83616

2014

The Guardian ‘Poorest People cannot afford costs of dying, report claims’

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/21/poorest-people-cannot-afford-costs-of-dying

2012

BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed ‘Family funerals; red tape’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p0hnv

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