Mission Statement

  • Professionally I’m passionate about open, objective discussion, not hindered by culturally specific ideas of dignity, around the display and use of medical collections and access to our dead.

  • Academically I explore the spectrum of interactions which humans share with their dead, from the extreme end of direct cremation (no relationship) to necrophilia (full intimacy.)

  • I'm interested in research which identifies the positive affects of dealing with our own dead and death (worldwide), and also how the sanitised death we are now experiencing has a detrimental effect on society.

  • In short, if we improve our relationships with human remains, could that improve our society?