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Dr Natalie Richardson

BA (Hons), MA, PhD (University of Sheffield)

  • Research Associate

Visit Dr Natalie Richardson's profile on the York Research Database to see a full list of publications and browse her research related activities.

Profile

Areas of expertise

  • Qualitative and ethnographic research methods
  • Palliative care work
  • Relationships at the end of life

Academic biography

Natalie joined the School for Business and Society in 2021 after completing her PhD in the Sociological Studies department at the University of Sheffield. Her PhD research adopted an ethnographic approach within a hospice to explore the day-to-day experiences, emotional management practices and the relationships of hospice staff. Natalie has expertise in using qualitative and ethnographic research methods to explore the work of staff within a hospice setting. Her wider research interests include: experiences of social suffering, hospice work, children’s palliative care and sensory methodology.

Research

Current research interests and projects

Research interests

  • Hospice work
  • Palliative Care
  • Relationships at the end of life
  • Qualitative and ethnographic methods
  • Sensory methodology

Current projects

Supporting the complete care of children and young people with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions

The aim of this study is to gather evidence the NHS and children's hospices can use to guide how they meet the pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of children and young people living with a life-threatening or life-shortening condition, and their families.

Developing a Patient-Reported Experience Measure for use in children's palliative care settings 

This project will develop a Patient-Reported Experience Measure (PREM) for use in children's palliative care settings.

Publications

Recent publications

Richardson, N. and Hockey, J. (2020) ‘Reflections on ‘doing’ death: a conversation with Jenny Hockey on her life and work’, Mortality, 25:3, pp. 255-265.

Natalie Richardson

Contact details

Dr Natalie Richardson
Research Associate
School for Business and Society
CL/A/107

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321992