Caroline Pearce


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Caroline Pearce is a Research Fellow for Personal Projects within the Advanced Care Research Centre. With a background in sociology, Caroline’s research has focused on using qualitative and mixed methods to understand people’s experiences of health conditions and evaluate health care practices, with a particular focus on bereavement and end of life care.

Previously, Caroline was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge from 2019-2021 and King’s College London from 2017-2019. She completed her PhD on recovery following bereavement at The Open University in 2016. 

Research Interests

Recovery following illness and bereavement, primary and community care in later life, knowledge production in health care, social ecological approaches to health and wellbeing.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Recovering normal: a qualitative study of grief following bereavement, The Open University


Award Date: 4 Nov 2016

Sociology, Master of Arts, The University of Manchester


Sociology, Bachelor of Arts, Univ Derby, University of Derby



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