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Tianyi Pan

School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Full Circle Funeral Directors: understanding funeral director's views and practice

PGR Placement

Full Circle is an independent funeral directors in Guiseley, Leeds. They are currently working in partnership with the University of York in conjunction with industry experts on an ongoing research project.

The overall research project aims to understand funeral director's views and practice regarding how they physically care for people who have died. This involved interviewing 30 people about their experiences of having arranged a funeral (pre-pandemic), with specific focus on how the person who had died was cared for after the funeral director had been chosen. A survey was also circulated to funeral directors (271 completed) and interviews have been conducted (30). This was accumulated in a comprehensive data set, which requires rigorously analysing to produce a report. The main objective of the project involves helping to analyse and write up several project outputs.