Firstly, Prof Chris Dorsett, for being caring, understanding, and able. If it weren't for his guidance and perseverance, I'd rather not think about it. Dr Judy Thomas for being there for me, despite being in the awkward position of secondary-secondary-installed-late-in-the-game supervisor -- you gave me grounding and hope. Sue Spark, Ginny Reed, Prof Fiona Crisp, Dr John Lavell for all being important to my growth as an artist.
Cruse Bereavement Care, Crisis UK, Recovery College Collective, Depaul UK, Samaritans of North Tyneside, Changing Lives, VODA, Thought Bubble, TWAM, Laing Art Gallery, Friends of the Hatton Gallery, Newbridge, Death Cafe, We Are Our Media, North Tyneside Art Studio, University of York, Paper Studio Northumbria, Jo Hutton, Catherine Gatt, and all the lovely people and organisations I have had the pleasure of collaborating with.
My comrades in arms, making the world a better place for those in grief, especially to Caroline Lloyd, Christina Thatcher, Eileen Riley, the lovely ones behind Life.Death.Whatever, Continuing Bonds Research, and the Death & Culture 2016 cohort.
I know I'm going to miss people out, please know that if you've touched me in any way over the last decade, your name is deserving of being up here as well. I've had the pleasure of meeting so many people and listening to so many stories that have helped shaped myself and consequently, my research.
To Vhairi Cardinal, Grace Skeates, Panda Harrison, Adrian Carswell, Carrie Keely, Amy Jobling, Clare Money, and Debbie Guinnane -- thank you for listening, being there, and holding me up.
and also to you, D. (I know, gross right?)