Dying ‘Buddhish’ in Australia

Investigating the role of Buddhist contemplative practices in end-of-life and death care 

Dr Hannah Gould

Project lead | Dr Hannah Gould

Dr Hannah Gould is a cultural anthropologist working the areas of death, religion (Buddhism) and material culture. Her research is focused processes of disposal and divestment, in regard to both the human dead and material artefacts. Dr Gould currently holds the Melbourne Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Faculty of Arts.  Dr Gould holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Melbourne and a MSc Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University. She is currently President of the Australian Death Studies Society and a member of the DeathTech Research Team at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Gould’s research has been published in high-ranking journals in anthropology, Buddhism, and death studies. As a leading public commentator on death and dying, she has shared her research with ABC, Radio National, BBC, Studio 10, The Guardian and BBC World Service.