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Open Thanatology June 2023 Conference - Grief and Work

posted on 2023-07-03, 13:14 authored by Erica BorgstromErica Borgstrom


Open Thanatology held our 2023 conference ‘Grief and Work’ online. This resource includes recordings of each of the four presentations and slides (where available). 

Our conference was on the broad theme of ‘grief and work’.  In this half day symposium, we collectively considered the landscape of grief and work in our own and wider contexts. Our digital conference included academics, researchers,  practitioners and community leaders, inviting exploration of the connections across grief and  work as defined by our contributors.  This enquiry is broad strokes, and we encourage participation beyond ‘having the answers’. 

You can read more about the call for event here:

Grief & Work Programme

9:30 – 9:50 Online arrivals lounge  :Conference digital doors open, bring along your breakfast and join us for an informal start to the conference.  

9:50 – 10:00 Introduction and open enquiry  

10:00 – 10:30 Speaker 1  - Faith Holloway Compassionate Employers, Hospice UK.  

10:30 – 10:40 Break  : 10 minute breaks to allow for comfort breaks & informal conversation.  

10:40 – 11:10 Speaker 2  - Andrea Wood Using the British Red Cross psychosocial model CALMER to support people through death and grief.  

11:10 – 11:20 Break  

11:20 – 11:50 Speaker 3  - Sharon Mallon “I just carried on”: A study of Staff Experiences of Bereavement Policies in HE.  

11:50 – 12:00 Break  

12:00 – 12:30 Speaker 4  - Katy Schnitzler Body-map Storytelling, early pregnancy loss, and impact upon navigating work.  

12:30 – 13:20 Lunch : Optional and informal space to share lunch in online lounge.  

13:20 – 14:00 Round table and enquiry close (not in the recording). 


Research Group

  • Open Thanatology