We are an interdisciplinary team with an academic interest in end of life issues around the world

David Clark

Professor David Clark

Wellcome Trust Investigator (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: End of life care; End of life policy and services; Interventions in end of life issues; Hospice and palliative care history; Evaluation in end of life care; Housing with care; The life and works of Cicely Saunders

Nicole Baur

Dr Nicole Baur

Research Associate (Wellcome Trust Project) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: spatial & environmental humanities, history of mental health care, history of climate change & human health, end of life care, narratives of illness, oral history

Marian Krawczyk

Dr Marian Krawczyk

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: end of life; palliative care; hospital care; clinical practice change; qualitative and non-traditional methods; affect and suffering; medical anthropology; ethnographic theory; research ethics; microbiome

Naomi Richards

Dr Naomi Richards

Lecturer (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: End of life issues facing older people, Dementia and end of life decision-making; Assisted suicide; Testimony, witnessing and narrative at the end of life; Visual representations of older people; Visual representations of death and dying

Gitte Koksvik

Dr Gitte Koksvik

Research Associate (Wellcome Trust) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: End of life, social constructions and representations of death and dying, Medicalisation, Intensive care, Ethnographic research, Affect and emotion in research, Research ethics, Bioethics, Non-treatment decisions, Personhood.

Alexander Whitelaw

Dr Alexander Whitelaw

Senior Lecturer (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: The conceptual nature of public health; the implementation and sustainability of healthy public policy and practice; 'settings-based' approaches; discourse-based approaches to policy research

Alistair Hunter

Dr Alistair Hunter

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: Ageing; International Migration; End-of-Life Issues; Ethnic and Religious Minorities; Policymaking; Social Systems Theory; Luhmann; Islam; Muslim; Middle East; Christian; Death; Dying; Older People; Return; Pensions; Care; Health; Home; ICT; Deathscapes; Transnationalism; Burial

Sheri Gerson

Dr Sheri Gerson

Research Associate (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: Palliative and end of life care, assisted dying, ethics in palliative and end of life care, public health/health care policy, and qualitative methodologies

Ben Colburn

Dr Ben Colburn

Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Research interests: autonomy; liberalism; neutrality; responsibility; philosophy of education; distributive justice; end of life care; assisted suicide; history of ethics; the philosophy of the market; philosophy of mathematics; pragmatism

Santiago Correa

Dr Santiago Correa

Research Associate (Honorary) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: palliative care, primary care, family medicine, compassionate communities, public health models and strategies

Hamilton Inbadas

Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas

Honorary Research Fellow (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: Palliative care; Historical, theological, philosophical and cultural understandings of spirituality at the end of life; spiritual care in end of life care; contextual understandings of death, dying and bereavement; ethical issues in end of life care

Bridget Johnston

Professor Bridget Johnston

Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research (Nursing & Health Care)

Research interests: Palliative/end of life care research; Dignity and end of life care; Psychosocial interventions and palliative/end of life care ; nursing research in palliative/end of life care; palliative/end of life care issues in the care of the older person

Lars Materstvedt

Professor Lars Materstvedt

Visiting Professor (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Research interests: ethics, end of life, health law and medical ethics, withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, terminal sedation, palliative sedation, futile treatment, ethics of organ donation


Amy McCreadie

Administrative Officer


Glasgow End of Life Studies Group

University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Rutherford/McCowan Building

Bankend Road

Dumfries, DG1 4ZL

Scotland, UK


Email: Amy.Mccreadie@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1387 702009