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Research interests

My main area of research is the sociology of death and dying - my current research projects are exploring student experiences of learning about death and also looking into the experiences of those returning to work after a bereavement. 

Latest article: 'Teaching Death to Undergraduates: Exploring the Student Experience of Discussing Emotive Topics in the University Classroom' in Educational Review:


Articles currently under review:

Returning to Work After a Bereavement: An Emotional Labour analysis in Sociological Compass

Bereavement Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility in The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy


Supervisory Interests

Sociology of death, Sociology of the Internet, Sociology and the Life Course. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Warwick

30 Sep 20051 Nov 2009

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Research Output 2019 2019

Teaching death to undergraduates: Exploring the student experience of discussing emotive topics in the university classroom

Pitimson, N., 7 Aug 2019, In : Educational Review. 31 p.

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