Allan Kellehear, PhD, FAcSS

DHEZ Health and Wellbeing Centre and 50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care), University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

He is a medical and public health sociologist and has written extensively on the human experience of dying. Recent books include The Inner Life of the Dying Person (Columbia University Press 2014) and A Social History of Dying (Cambridge University Press 2007). Aside from these and similar studies, he is also known for his early advocacy of public health approaches to end of life care that incorporate health promotion and community development principles. Past works that developed these ideas include Compassionate Cities: Public health and End-of-Life Care (Routledge 2005) and Health Promoting Palliative Care (Oxford University Press 1999). In recent years he has extended and illustrated these ideas collaboratively with colleagues in edited volumes such as Compassionate Communities: Case studies from Britain and Europe (with Wegleitner and Heimerl - Routledge 2016) and International Perspectives on Public Health and Palliative Care (with Sallnow and Kumar - Routledge 2012). 

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), President of both the Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS) and Public Health Palliative Care International (PHPCI).

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2016 - Jun 2019; Jul 2019 - Jun 2021