Dr Naomi Richards

  • Lecturer in Social Science (End of Life Studies) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

telephone: 001387702063
email: Naomi.Richards@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I am an anthropologist by training and received my doctorate from Edinburgh University in 2010. I also have a Masters in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester through where I was trained in the art of documentary filmmaking.

My research interests include the sociology/anthropology of death and dying, older age, legal, and visual anthropology. More recently, I have become interested in questions around dementia, personhood, and anticipation.

My PhD looked at different ways in which some people anticipate dying. This included a multi-sited study of the UK right-to-die debate.

I have also worked at the University of Sheffield and the University of the West of Scotland. I have worked on research projects about images of older women; transitions to palliative care in hospitals, particularly for older people; and sensory and palliative approaches to care for people with advanced dementia.

In 2012-14, I held an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship during which I explored the issue of older people and ‘rational’ suicide.

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

Grants

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship award (2012-14)

Supervision

I welcome enquiries about supervision relating to my research interests, particularly end of life concepts and care, as well as research using visual methodologies.

Additional information

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009
Number of items: 22.

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. ISBN 9781137484895

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) 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 Sun Nov 19 21:05:24 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

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. ISBN 9781137484895

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

This list was generated on Sun Nov 19 21:05:24 2017 GMT.