Death, studies has been one of the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Carers major research and teaching themes for over twenty years. The work in this area ranges from dying through to death and bereavement in all age groups - before birth and at the end of a long life. End-of-life care is a key strand of research and teaching, and includes the underpinning philosophy, care planning and delivery; and lived experiences at the end of life. Ethical issues and the development of professional competencies are key aspects of this challenging area. Additional research topics include: cultural diversity in death, dying and bereavement; reproductive loss (abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth); advance care planning and capacity; and professionals who deal with deceased people such as hospital staff and undertakers.