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Caroline joined the Palliative and End of Life Care Group as a Research Associate in August 2019. Currently, Caroline is part of a team conducting a realist review of the management of complicated grief in primary care and community settings.
Prior to joining Cambridge, Caroline worked at King’s College London in the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences. At King’s, Caroline’s research included examining the policies and practices concerning clinical research embedded in NHS settings; digital and data technologies in health care; and patient and public involvement efforts in health research.
Caroline was awarded her PhD from The Open University in November 2016. Her doctoral research examined how recovery from grief following bereavement is negotiated in the theory, policy and practice of bereavement care in England, drawing on data from semi-structured interviews with practitioners and bereaved people. Caroline has a BA and MA in Sociology.
Grief and bereavement, recovery and ‘non’ recovery, ecological grief and loss, knowledge production, digital and data technologies in health care, patient and public involvement in clinical research, ethnographic methods
Pearce, Caroline. (2020) The complexities of equal relationships in patient and public involvement in health research, Social Theory & Health, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41285-020-00142-0.
Pearce, Caroline. and Carol Komaromy (2020) Recovering the body in grief: physical absence and embodied presence, Health, https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459320931914.
Pearce, Caroline. (2019) The public and private management of grief: Recovering normal. Palgrave: London
Pearce, Caroline, Emma Goettke, Nina Hallowell, Pauline McCormack, Frances Flinter and Christopher McKevitt (2019) ‘Delivering genomic medicine in the United Kingdom National Health Service: a systematic review and narrative synthesis’, Genetics in Medicine. DOI: 10.1038/s41436-019-0579-x
Weinroth, Matthias, Caroline Pearce, and Christopher McKevitt (2019) ‘Research campaigns in the UK National Health Service: patient recruitment and questions of valuation’, Sociology of Health and Illness, DOI:10.1111/1467-9566.12957.
Pearce, Caroline. (2018) ‘Negotiating recovery in bereavement care practice in England: a qualitative study’, Bereavement Care, 37(1): 6-16.
Pearce, Caroline. and Colin Murray Parkes. (2017) ‘Bridging the divides in bereavement research: A conversation with Colin Murray Parkes’, Mortality, 22(3): 181-193.
Pearce, Caroline. (2011) ‘Girl, Interrupted: An exploration into the experience of grief following the death of a mother in young women’s narratives’, Mortality, 16(1): 35-53.
Pearce, Caroline. (2010) ‘The crises and freedoms of researching your own life’, Journal of Research Practice, 6(1), M2.
Pearce, Caroline. (2008) ‘World Interrupted: An autoethnographic exploration into the rupture of self and family narratives following the onset of chronic illness and the death of a mother’, Qualitative Sociology Review, 4(1): 131-149.