Panagiotis Pentaris

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Panagiotis Pentaris

Panagiotis Pentaris


Panagiotis is a Senior Lecturer for the department of Social Work & Integrated Care at Greenwich University. Additionally, he is a Lecturer for the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies department at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he also acts as a Researcher for same department and the Faiths & Civil Society Unit. Further to his roles, Panagiotis is the co-founder and co-lead of the FaithXchange Research Network, based within the University of London. His background is in Social Work, Social Policy, and Psychotherapy. He is specialised in Thanatology; i.e. the science of death, which remains his core area of interest in research and practice. Alongside he is raising expertise through research in secularisation, religious plurality and Christian plurality, as well as diversity and equality on the grounds of religion, non-religion and spirituality.

His teaching at Greenwich University and the University of London includes social work, research ethics, death, dying and bereavement, organisations and contexts, legislation and social policy, immigration issues, and religious literacy and end of life policy. He is also a visiting lecturer at Hawai’i Pacific University, a reviewer for a number of academic journals, an associated editor for Nomos Journal, a Death Café practitioner, and a trainer for health care professionals who practice in hospices and work towards developing religious literacy in contemporary cultures.


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