Regular Contributors

Members of the Remember Me Project research team make regular contributions to our blog. You can view their profile and links to blog posts they have written on this page.

Dr Louis Bailey
Research Fellow

Louis Bailey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Remember Me project, leading the Case Study ‘Who Were They? Trans Identities and Memorialisation’ Louis has a special interest in issues around gender identity and variance and has worked with and for the trans community for a number of years.

Dr Marcin Biernat
Research Associate

Dr Marcin Biernat  is working on Case study B: Countries old and new: memorialisation among Polish migrants in Hull with Dr Lisa Dikomitis. He is a graduate of  Jagiellonian University, Poland holding MA degree (magister) in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology (Jagiellonian Univeristy), focussed on Irish cultural and national identity. His research interests include collective memory, collective identity, national pride, local communities and new media. Currently he is also conducting a research on collective memory and identity in local community in Poland.

Dr Lisa Dikomitis
Co-Investigator, Social Anthropologist

Lisa Dikomitis leads on Case Study B ‘Countries Old and New: Memorialisation among Polish Migrants in Hull’. Dr Lisa Dikomitis is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Health at Keele University. Prior to joining the School of Medicine at Keele she held a permanent position as Lecturer in Social Research in the School of Social Sciences at th University of Hull (2014-16).

Dr Nick Evans
Co-Investigator, Historian

Nick Evans is a Lecturer in Diaspora History at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation and the History Department. Nick is investigating the process of memorialisation of the British diaspora, both at home and abroad, in seven key places of Britain’s former Empire.

Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead
Chaplain St Christopher’s Hospice

Andrew Goodhead leads research on the case study ‘Freewriting in Palliative Care and Bereavement’ Andrew Goodhead joined St Christopher’s as Chaplain in January 2005, completing his doctoral research in 2007. He is a Methodist Minister with 14 years Church based experience gained in several localities throughout the UK, both urban and rural. In his role at St Christopher’s Andrew is concerned to ensure that all End of Life Care professionals have the skills and confidence to offer spiritual assessment and ongoing support to all patients and their families.

Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway
Principal Investigator, Social Scientist

Margaret Holloway is Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Hull, UK. She is editor of the British Journal of Social Work  Her work to date is brought together in the books, Negotiating Death in Contemporary Health and Social Care (2007 Policy Press), Spirituality and Social Work (2010 Palgrave) and Pathways Through Care at the End of Life (2014 Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Dr Miroslava Hukelova
Research Fellow

Miroslava (Mirka) Hukelova is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Remember Me project, working on the case studies: ‘Heroes and Loved Ones’, ‘Celebrating the Life’, and ‘Displaying Self’. Mirka has worked with private and public sector organizations and a number of charities, exploring the role of nationalism in people’s perceptions, identities and belonging. Mirka was awarded a PhD in Politics from the University of Liverpool, examining Muslim identities from a comparative perspective, using the examples of Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic. Her current research interests focus on how religious and cultural experiences contribute to one’s identity in contemporary globalised world.

Dr Yvonne Inall
Research Associate, Archaeologist

Dr Yvonne Inall was recently awarded a PhD in History from the University of Hull, undertaking an archaeological examination the role of spearheads in Iron Age Britain. As part of her doctoral thesis Yvonne conducted a review of British Iron Age burial practices, with a particular focus on martial burials. She is now assisting Dr Malcolm Lillie with the long durée component of the Remember Me Project: ‘Deep in Time: Meaning and Mnemonic in Archaeological and Diaspora Studies of Death’.

Professor Malcolm Lillie
Co-Investigator, Archaeologist

Malcolm Lillie has been an archaeologist for 30 years. He currently integrates two specialist areas, the study of earlier prehistoric human remains and the study of wetlands into his research activities. Since 1999 Malcolm has undertaken studies of human remains from Britain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Turkey and other regions of Europe, which are aimed at understanding social structures, diet and pathology in archaeological populations. Death and Memorialisation are fundamental aspects of his work in human remains analysis and the current project offers an opportunity for this area for research to be refined in an exciting new direction by linking the attitudes of the past directly into the recent historic and modern contexts.

Guest Contributors

In addition to our regular contributors, the Remember Me blog posts a number of contributions made by guest-bloggers. These blogs cross a range of topics around the themes of remembrance and memorialisation. Some of our recurring guest-bloggers are:

Prof Angela McCarthy
Consultant Researcher, University of Otago

Prof McCarthy is acting as a consultant on the British Diaspora stream of the study, collaborating with Dr Nick Evans.

Dr Lee Karen Stow
Consultant Researcher

Lee Karen Stow is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. In December 2015 she visited Sierra Leone as a Research Assistant on the Remember Me Diaspora case study directed by Dr Nicholas Evans. Lee is also currently studying for an MA Journalism by Research at the University of Lincoln.

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