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Kate Woodthorpe

Kate Woodthorpe is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bath. A member of the Centre for Death and Society, Kate is the Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Funeral Services offered by the Centre. Since completing her PhD in 2007 Kate has had articles and book chapters published on the cemetery environment and the experience of researching in this area. Her current research with Dr Carol Komaromy involves examining the work of Anatomical Pathology Technologists. Kate is also the convenor of the British Sociological Association study group, ‘Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement’.

email: k.v.woodthorpe@bath.ac.uk

Publications

  • Tilley, E., Woodthorpe, K., Forthcoming. Is it the end for anonymity as we know it? A critical examination of the ethical principle of anonymity in the context of twenty first century demands on the qualitative researcher. Qualitative Research.
  • Woodthorpe, K., Forthcoming. Researching death: methodological reflections on the management of critical distance. International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
  • Woodthorpe, K., 2010. Forthcoming. Revisiting taboo: Buried bodies in an East London Cemetery. In: Maddrell, A., Sidaway, J., eds. Deathscapes. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
  • Hockey, J., Komaromy, C., Woodthorpe, K., eds., 2010. Forthcoming. The Matter of Death: Space, place and materiality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Woodthorpe, K., 2010. Private grief in public spaces: Interpreting memorialisation in the contemporary cemetery. In: Hockey, J., Komaromy, C., Woodthorpe, K., eds. The Matter of Death: Space, place and materiality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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