This workshop is based on Kerrie's research on renegades both within and outside the death and dying 'system' in Australia and how they have managed to create social change in the field. It includes insights from her interviews with coroners, celebrants, community workers, death doulas, death midwives and artists.
Kerrie Noonan founded The Groundswell Project in 2010 with Peta Murray and is our lead on developing research driven strategies that develop death literacy for Australians and drive innovation for the way we develop end of life services and systems. Kerrie has spent a number of years developing capacity building approaches to death, dying and bereavement. She is passionate about the role that the arts can play in facilitating social and cultural change about death.
Kerrie is a clinical psychologist in palliative care and has worked in health and community settings as a community development social researcher. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and a PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University.
See her work:
Read: GOOD WEEKEND / SMH: LAST RITES: HOW THE WESTERN WORLD HAS LOST ITS 'DEATH LITERACY'
Read: Why talking about death is good for you by Adel Horin
Developing Death Literacy article published in the journal Progress in Palliative Care
End of Life at Home: Co-Creating an Ecology of Care by the Caring at end of life research team.
Talking about Death with Children: Lessons from Sesame Street.
Listen: RN breakfast