About the author

Colin Murray Parkes, OBE, MD, FRCPsych

Colin Murray ParkesConsultant Psychiatrist Emeritus to St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham.


Dr Parkes was formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at The Royal London Hospital Medical College and Member of Research Staff at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. He has edited and written numerous books and publications on bereavement and the psychological aspects of loss and trauma, and has acted as consultant/adviser following major disasters in the UK and elsewhere. He is on the editorial board for Bereavement Care and Mortality.


Dr Parkes is the Life President of Cruse: Bereavement Care and is a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement.


Books include: Love and Loss: the roots of Grief and its Complications (2006); Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life (with Holly Prigerson, 4th edition 2010); The Price of Love: Selected works of Colin Murray Parkes (2015); Recovery from Bereavement (with Robert Wiess, 1983).


Email: CMParkes@aol.com


Declaration of interest: None


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