Dr Naomi Richards

  • Lecturer (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

Dr Naomi Richards is Lecturer in End of Life Studies at the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining Glasgow in 2015, she held positions at the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Sheffield.

Naomi is a social anthropologist specialising in death and dying, ageing and old age, and visual and ethnographic methods. Over the last decade she has been funded by the ESRC to undertake empirical and theoretical investigations into the UK right-to-die debate and the phenomenon of old age rational suicide. She is currently principle investigator for the ESRC funded Dying in the Margins (2019-2022), a qualitative project aiming to uncover the reasons for unequal access to home dying for the socio-economically deprived. She is also involved in two Wellcome Trust funded case studies. The first examines the relationship between palliative care and assisted dying in three jurisdictions where the practice is lawful. The second examines the global transfer and translation of the Death Café phenomenon. 

Over the years, Naomi has collaborated on research projects about: challenging stereotypes of older women; transitions to palliative care in the hospital setting; and sensory and palliative care approaches for people with advanced dementia.

She has a long-standing interest in documentary filmmaking and visual methods, stemming from a Masters in Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at Manchester University.

Naomi also co-convenes the Reading and Writing Death and Dying Arts Lab with Dr Elizabeth Reeder in Creative Writing. The Lab aims to support and encourage research and interdisciplinary collaboration across the College of Arts on the theme of death, dying and bereavement. You can find them on Twitter - @DeathWrites1

 

STV - Drawing to a Close


Research interests

  • Cultural attitudes to death and dying
  • End of life issues facing older people
  • Dementia and end of life decision-making
  • Assisted dying
  • Centenarians and the 'oldest old'
  • Socio-economic deprivation and end of life experiences
  • Testimony, witnessing and narrative at the end of life
  • Visual representations of older people
  • Visual representations of death and dying
  • Visual methods; Ethnographic methods

Grants

ESRC Large Grant Dying in the Margins: Uncovering the Reasons for Unequal Access to Home Dying for the Socio-Economically Deprived (2019-2022)

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship award (2012-14)


Supervision

I welcome enquiries about supervision relating to my research interests in: anthropology of death and dying; assisted dying; community models of end of life care; inequalities at the end of life; dying in old age; the 'oldest old'; the ageing and dying continuum; concepts of suffering and 'total pain' at the end of life; visual or literary representations of ageing or dying; participatory visual methods.

I am currently supervising 4 PhD studies:

  • Death café conversations
  • Inequalities in death and dying – dying on the streets in the UK and US
  • Examining ‘total pain’ in Palliative Care practice and policy
  • Representing chosen death: how writers depict physician-assisted death, and suicide

Teaching

I convene three courses on the MA Health & Social Policy Degree Programme:


Additional information


Publications

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Number of items: 28.

2019

Richards, N. and Krawczyk, M. (2019) What is the cultural value of dying in an era of assisted dying? Medical Humanities, (PMID:31350304) (Early Online Publication)

Krawczyk, M. and Richards, N. (2019) A critical rejoinder to "Life’s end: Ethnographic Perspectives". Death Studies, (doi:10.1080/07481187.2019.1639903) (Early Online Publication)

2018

Krawczyk, M. and Richards, N. (2018) The relevance of ‘total pain’ in palliative care practice and policy. European Journal of Palliative Care, 25(3), pp. 128-130.

Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. , Richards, N. , Inbadas, H. and Clark, D. (2018) A moment for compassion: emerging rhetorics in end-of-life care. Medical Humanities, 44(2), pp. 140-143. (doi:10.1136/medhum-2017-011329) (PMID:29440385) (PMCID:PMC6031266)

Richards, N. (2018) Ageing and dying are a continuum. Discover Society, 53(6 Feb),

2017

Richards, N. (2017) Old age rational suicide. Sociology Compass, 11(3), e12456. (doi:10.1111/soc4.12456)

Clark, D. , Inbadas, H. , Colburn, B. , Forrest, C. , Richards, N. , Whitelaw, S. and Zaman, S. (2017) Interventions at the end of life – a taxonomy for ‘overlapping consensus’. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 7. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10722.1) (PMID:28261674) (PMCID:PMC5336190)

Richards, N. (2017) Assisted suicide as a remedy for suffering? The end-of-life preferences of British "suicide tourists". Medical Anthropology, 36(4), pp. 348-362. (doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1255610) (PMID:27845576)

2016

Richards, N. (2016) Euthanasia and policy: choosing when to die. In: Woodthorpe, K. and Foster, L. (eds.) Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 53-70. ISBN 9781137484895 (doi:10.1057/9781137484901_4)

2015

Richards, N. (2015) Dying to go to court: demanding a legal remedy to end-of-life uncertainty. In: Kelly, T., Harper, I. and Khanna, A. (eds.) The Clinic and the Court: Law, Medicine and Anthropology. Series: Cambridge studies in law and society. Cambridge University Press: New York. ISBN 9781107076242

Tolson, D., Watchman, K., Richards, N. , Brown, M., Jackson, G., Dalrymple, A. and Henderson, J. (2015) Enhanced sensory day care: developing a new model of day care for people in the advanced stage of dementia: a pilot study. Project Report. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, Hamilton.

2014

Richards, N. (2014) The death of the right-to-die campaigners. Anthropology Today, 30(3), pp. 14-17. (doi:10.1111/1467-8322.12110)

Richards, N. M. , Gardiner, C., Ingleton, C. and Gott, M. (2014) How do patients respond to end-of-life status? Nursing Times, 110(11), pp. 21-23.

2013

Richards, N. , Ingleton, C., Gardiner, C. and Gott, M. (2013) Awareness contexts revisited: indeterminacy in initiating discussions at the end-of-life. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(12), pp. 2654-2664. (doi:10.1111/jan.12151) (PMID:23600793)

Gardiner, C., Gott, M., Ingleton, C. and Richards, N. (2013) Palliative care for frail older people: a cross-sectional survey of patients at two hospitals in England. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(5), pp. 272-277. (doi:10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000043)

Gott, M. et al. (2013) Transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals: a mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 1(11), pp. 1-138. (doi:10.3310/hsdr01110)

Richards, N. and Rotter, R. (2013) Desperately seeking certainty? The case of asylum applicants and people planning an assisted suicide in Switzerland. Sociological Research Online, 18(4), (doi:10.5153/sro.3234)

Gott, M., Frey, R., Robinson, J., Boyd, M., O'Callaghan, A., Richards, N. and Snow, B. (2013) The nature of, and reasons for, 'inappropriate' hospitalisations among patients with palliative care needs: a qualitative exploration of the views of generalist palliative care providers. Palliative Medicine, 27(8), pp. 747-756. (doi:10.1177/0269216312469263) (PMID:23295813)

Ingleton, C., Gardiner, C., Seymour, J.E., Richards, N. and Gott, M. (2013) Exploring education and training needs among the palliative care workforce. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 3(2), pp. 207-212. (doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000233) (PMID:24644570)

Richards, N. (2013) Rosetta life: using film to create ‘bearable fictions’ of people’s experiences of life-limiting illness. In: Aaron, M. (ed.) Envisaging Death: Visual Culture and Dying. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, pp. 190-205. ISBN 9781443849265

2012

Ward, S., Gott, M., Gardiner, C., Cobb, M., Richards, N. and Ingleton, C. (2012) Economic analysis of potentially avoidable hospital admissions in patients with palliative care needs. Progress in Palliative Care, 20(3), pp. 147-153. (doi:10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000018)

Richards, N. , Warren, L. and Gott, M. (2012) The challenge of creating ‘alternative’ images of ageing: lessons from a project with older women. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(1), pp. 65-78. (doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2011.08.001)

Richards, N. (2012) The fight-to-die: older people and death activism. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 7(1), pp. 7-32. (doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.11153)

Warren, L., Gott, M., Hogan, S. and Richards, N. (2012) Representing Self-Representing Ageing: Look at Me! Images of Women and Ageing. Project Report. New Dynamics of Ageing, Sheffield.

Warren, L. and Richards, N. (2012) 'I don’t see many images of myself coming back at myself': representations of women and ageing. In: Ylänne, V. (ed.) Representing Ageing: Images and Identities. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 149-169. ISBN 9780230272590

2011

Richards, N. (2011) Using Participatory Visual Methods. Other. University of Manchester.

Richards, N. (2011) Promoting the self through the arts: the transformation of private testimony into public witnessing. In: Conway, S. (ed.) Governing Death and Loss. Oxford University Press: New York, pp. 45-53. ISBN 9780199586172

2009

Richards, N. (2009) Second Consultation on Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation Framework: Analysis of Responses. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

This list was generated on Thu Sep 19 01:50:23 2019 BST.
Number of items: 28.

Articles

Richards, N. and Krawczyk, M. (2019) What is the cultural value of dying in an era of assisted dying? Medical Humanities, (PMID:31350304) (Early Online Publication)

Krawczyk, M. and Richards, N. (2019) A critical rejoinder to "Life’s end: Ethnographic Perspectives". Death Studies, (doi:10.1080/07481187.2019.1639903) (Early Online Publication)

Krawczyk, M. and Richards, N. (2018) The relevance of ‘total pain’ in palliative care practice and policy. European Journal of Palliative Care, 25(3), pp. 128-130.

Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. , Richards, N. , Inbadas, H. and Clark, D. (2018) A moment for compassion: emerging rhetorics in end-of-life care. Medical Humanities, 44(2), pp. 140-143. (doi:10.1136/medhum-2017-011329) (PMID:29440385) (PMCID:PMC6031266)

Richards, N. (2018) Ageing and dying are a continuum. Discover Society, 53(6 Feb),

Richards, N. (2017) Old age rational suicide. Sociology Compass, 11(3), e12456. (doi:10.1111/soc4.12456)

Clark, D. , Inbadas, H. , Colburn, B. , Forrest, C. , Richards, N. , Whitelaw, S. and Zaman, S. (2017) Interventions at the end of life – a taxonomy for ‘overlapping consensus’. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 7. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10722.1) (PMID:28261674) (PMCID:PMC5336190)

Richards, N. (2017) Assisted suicide as a remedy for suffering? The end-of-life preferences of British "suicide tourists". Medical Anthropology, 36(4), pp. 348-362. (doi:10.1080/01459740.2016.1255610) (PMID:27845576)

Richards, N. (2014) The death of the right-to-die campaigners. Anthropology Today, 30(3), pp. 14-17. (doi:10.1111/1467-8322.12110)

Richards, N. M. , Gardiner, C., Ingleton, C. and Gott, M. (2014) How do patients respond to end-of-life status? Nursing Times, 110(11), pp. 21-23.

Richards, N. , Ingleton, C., Gardiner, C. and Gott, M. (2013) Awareness contexts revisited: indeterminacy in initiating discussions at the end-of-life. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(12), pp. 2654-2664. (doi:10.1111/jan.12151) (PMID:23600793)

Gardiner, C., Gott, M., Ingleton, C. and Richards, N. (2013) Palliative care for frail older people: a cross-sectional survey of patients at two hospitals in England. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(5), pp. 272-277. (doi:10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000043)

Gott, M. et al. (2013) Transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals: a mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 1(11), pp. 1-138. (doi:10.3310/hsdr01110)

Richards, N. and Rotter, R. (2013) Desperately seeking certainty? The case of asylum applicants and people planning an assisted suicide in Switzerland. Sociological Research Online, 18(4), (doi:10.5153/sro.3234)

Gott, M., Frey, R., Robinson, J., Boyd, M., O'Callaghan, A., Richards, N. and Snow, B. (2013) The nature of, and reasons for, 'inappropriate' hospitalisations among patients with palliative care needs: a qualitative exploration of the views of generalist palliative care providers. Palliative Medicine, 27(8), pp. 747-756. (doi:10.1177/0269216312469263) (PMID:23295813)

Ingleton, C., Gardiner, C., Seymour, J.E., Richards, N. and Gott, M. (2013) Exploring education and training needs among the palliative care workforce. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 3(2), pp. 207-212. (doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000233) (PMID:24644570)

Ward, S., Gott, M., Gardiner, C., Cobb, M., Richards, N. and Ingleton, C. (2012) Economic analysis of potentially avoidable hospital admissions in patients with palliative care needs. Progress in Palliative Care, 20(3), pp. 147-153. (doi:10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000018)

Richards, N. , Warren, L. and Gott, M. (2012) The challenge of creating ‘alternative’ images of ageing: lessons from a project with older women. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(1), pp. 65-78. (doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2011.08.001)

Richards, N. (2012) The fight-to-die: older people and death activism. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 7(1), pp. 7-32. (doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.11153)

Book Sections

Richards, N. (2016) Euthanasia and policy: choosing when to die. In: Woodthorpe, K. and Foster, L. (eds.) Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 53-70. ISBN 9781137484895 (doi:10.1057/9781137484901_4)

Richards, N. (2015) Dying to go to court: demanding a legal remedy to end-of-life uncertainty. In: Kelly, T., Harper, I. and Khanna, A. (eds.) The Clinic and the Court: Law, Medicine and Anthropology. Series: Cambridge studies in law and society. Cambridge University Press: New York. ISBN 9781107076242

Richards, N. (2013) Rosetta life: using film to create ‘bearable fictions’ of people’s experiences of life-limiting illness. In: Aaron, M. (ed.) Envisaging Death: Visual Culture and Dying. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, pp. 190-205. ISBN 9781443849265

Warren, L. and Richards, N. (2012) 'I don’t see many images of myself coming back at myself': representations of women and ageing. In: Ylänne, V. (ed.) Representing Ageing: Images and Identities. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 149-169. ISBN 9780230272590

Richards, N. (2011) Promoting the self through the arts: the transformation of private testimony into public witnessing. In: Conway, S. (ed.) Governing Death and Loss. Oxford University Press: New York, pp. 45-53. ISBN 9780199586172

Research Reports or Papers

Tolson, D., Watchman, K., Richards, N. , Brown, M., Jackson, G., Dalrymple, A. and Henderson, J. (2015) Enhanced sensory day care: developing a new model of day care for people in the advanced stage of dementia: a pilot study. Project Report. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, Hamilton.

Warren, L., Gott, M., Hogan, S. and Richards, N. (2012) Representing Self-Representing Ageing: Look at Me! Images of Women and Ageing. Project Report. New Dynamics of Ageing, Sheffield.

Richards, N. (2011) Using Participatory Visual Methods. Other. University of Manchester.

Richards, N. (2009) Second Consultation on Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation Framework: Analysis of Responses. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

This list was generated on Thu Sep 19 01:50:23 2019 BST.