Death, dying and bereavement has been one of the Faculty of Health & Social Care’s 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; cultural diversity in death, dying and bereavement; and reproductive loss (abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth). Ethics at the end of life and the development of professional competencies are key aspects of this challenging area. Other research focuses on people whose job it is to deal with deceased people, such as hospital staff and undertakers.