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Funeral Directing

This page lists my articles on funeral directing.



The Changing Role of the Funeral Director’ (1997) IBCA Journal 1997 Vol 65 No 4 pp34-39


‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The Lifecycle of the UK Funeral Industry’ (1999) Mortality Vol 4 No 2 pp127-145


‘Funeral Service Education in England’ (2002) The Director vol 74 No 4 pp34-38


‘Conflict in the context of care; an examination of role conflict between the bereaved and the funeral director in the UK’ (2003) Mortality Vol 8 No 1 pp 67-87


 ‘From Institute to Association: The Formative Years of The British Undertakers’ Association’ The Funeral Director (2005) November Vol 88 No 11 pp8-9 & October Vol 88 No 12 pp8-9


 ‘Funerals and Funeral Directing in the UK’ (2006) Thanos Vol 49 No 3 pp10-15


 ‘Continuous Professional Development: Looking Outside the Box’ (2007) BIFD Journal Vol 22 No1 pp16-18


‘Unknown Undertaking: the History of Dotteridge Bros, Wholesale Suppliers to the Funeral Industry’ (2009) The Journal [of the BIFD] June


‘Left on the Shelf. Funeral Directors and Cremated Remains’ Funeral Director Monthly (2015) July Vol 98 No 7 pp26-29


‘Funerals During the Great War Part II’ Funeral Director Monthly (2016) Vol 99 Issue 2 pp50-53


‘Jumbo Went Lame’ (2017) Dignity Express Summer p14


‘Portrait of Mortality: Croydon 1937. Death and Disposal in a London Suburb’ (2018) ICCM Journal Vol 86 No 2 pp58-66


‘‘Place on Rail’ - The Transport of the Dead by Train in the UK’ (2019) Backtrack Vol 33 No 5 pp292-296