Death studies, especially in conversation with contemporary British religion and ritual. Post-doctoral research to date has included UK pandemic funerals and training UK clergy for dementia care. Late 2023 will take up a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to examine contemporary UK ‘grave goods’ practices, situating these in conversation with a) afterlife beliefs, b) environmental concerns and c) archaeological interpretation of historic grave goods.
Riley, J., Entwistle, V., Arnarson, A. & 4 others (2023) ‘Hybrid funerals: how online attendance facilitates and impedes participation’, Mortality, DOI.
Riley, J., Entwistle, V., Arnarson, A. & 3 others (2023) ‘Why does funeral attendance matter? Revisiting “Configuration Eulogies” in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK’, Mortality, DOI.
Riley, J., Entwistle, V., Arnarson, A. & 4 others (2023) ‘Revisiting funeral recordings during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK’, Bereavement: Journal of Grief and Responses to Death, 2. DOI.