Meet the Team

The Continuing Bonds Project is a unique collaboration between archaeology and clinical sciences at the University of Bradford and LOROS Hospice, Leicester. As such, we have a diverse team of researchers, each bring their own area of specialism and their own perspectives.

Principal Investigator:

K Croucher head shot (cropped)Dr Karina Croucher (Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Bradford)

Karina’s research focuses on mortuary archaeology from the Neolithic of the Middle East, and she is author of Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and her teaching and research both reflect her interest in the role of the past in the present.

You can follow her blog here.


Christina (head shot) (cropped)Prof Christina Faull (Professor of Palliative Medicine, LOROS, Leicester)

Christina has worked as a consultant for 20 years and been at LOROS since 2003, where she is Lead for Research and Medical Lead for Education. She has served on the National Association for Palliative Medicine Executive Committee, chairing the Education Committee and sitting on the specialty committee of the Royal College of Physicians. Christina was awarded an Honorary Professorship by De Montfort University in 2013.

Laura (head shot) (cropped)Laura Middleton-Green (Marie Curie Researcher, University of Bradford)

Laura is a Clinical Academic Research Fellow in End of Life Care. She is based at the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford and is affiliated to the University of Bradford. Her background is as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, and she has also worked as a lecturer in palliative care, a community nurse, and a hospice nurse.

Her doctoral work is an observational study of dying older people in an acute hospital ward, in which the principles of sensory ethnography were used to explore suffering and compassion.

Laura is an avid tweeter and blogger.

Post-Doctoral Researchers:

Head-shot2Dr Lindsey Büster (Archaeologist, University of Bradford)

Lindsey is an archaeologist with a specialism in later prehistoric Britain and Europe. Her research focuses on both domestic and funerary aspects of the past, and particularly, the way in which people created and maintained social bonds across the generations. Her other current research projects include the publication of complex later prehistoric funerary rites at the Sculptor’s Cave, north-east Scotland, and excavation of cave sites along the Moray coast.

J Dayes head shot (cropped)Dr Jennie Dayes (Counselling Psychologist, University of Bradford)

Jennie is a counselling psychologist who works in both therapeutic practice and research. In her private practice, Jennie works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. As a researcher, she specialises in qualitative research methodologies, particularly ones which focus on exploring and understanding individual experience.

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