Meet the Team

Dr Karina Croucher- Principal Investigator (University of Bradford)

Dr Karina Croucher

Karina is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Bradford, and led the ‘Continuing Bonds: Exploring the meaning and legacy of death through past and contemporary practice’ project, which used archaeology to open discussion and challenge biases around death and bereavement.

Dr Jane Booth – Co-Investigator (University of Wolverhampton)

Dr Jane Booth

Jane Booth’s research interests are in co-production and developing community-facing learning in the social sciences. In her previous role at University of Bradford she developed IMPACT: a volunteer bank for social science students. Students worked co-productively with local voluntary sector organisations and service users to co-produce activities for people with mental health issues. This project resulted in her being awarded the 2017 Teaching Award at University of Bradford. Jane worked in the voluntary sector for a number of years post PhD, including managing the project “Women in Governance” in South West London to get women from disadvantaged backgrounds involved in decision-making.  She also managed a project for a national autism charity, supporting parent carer forums to work with Local Authorities to ensure better outcomes for children with disabilities.  

Nicola Clarke- Project Partner (Bradford lead for Child Bereavement UK)

Dr Louise Comerford-Boyes – Senior Researcher (University of Bradford)

Dr Louise Comerford Boyes

Dr Louise Comerford Boyes is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Bradford.

Aoife Sutton- Project Assistant (University of Bradford)

Aoife Sutton

Aoife is a doctoral researcher in the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at The University of Bradford. Her research focuses on the ethics, display and conservation of anatomical specimens dating to the 18th and 19th centuries in Britain. She also writes a blog entitled ‘The Pathological Bodies Project’, and undertakes training in embalming practices and mortuary work.