Paul Cassidy (Researcher, Coordinator Scientific Comm., Spain)

Paul Cassidy (Researcher, Coordinator Scientific Comm., Spain)

Paul Cassidy BBS MPhil is a Researcher at Umamanita (stillbirth and neonatal death charity) and a PhD student in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University Complutense of Madrid, where he also completed a Master’s Degree in Research Methodology in Social Science (2014). He holds a degree in Business Studies from Waterford Institute of Technology (1995), where he lectured from 1995 to 1997, before working in private consulting on large-scale surveys, strategic development plans and community consultation processes (NGM, 1996-2003). He is the lead researcher in the first ever national study of perinatal bereavement care in Spain “Informe Umamanita”. His other interests include medical sociology, the social organisation of grief and the materialities of bereavement. He is a published author and has contributed to the research work of the International Stillbirth Alliance and is the editor of the magazine Muerte y Duelo Perinatal. He is a member of the organising and scientific committees for the International Stillbirth Alliance’s annual conference in Madrid in 2019.