Tony Walter is Emeritus Professor of Death Studies at the University of Bath, UK. His research into death and society has included end of life care, social networks and care, funeral practice, bereavement, spiritualism, belief in reincarnation, the idea that the dead become angels, mass media and social media, pilgrimage, and the use of human remains in exhibitions. He has lectured around the world, and has also trained clergy and funeral celebrants. His seventeen books include Funerals (1990), Pilgrimage in Popular Culture (1993), The Revival of Death (1994), The Eclipse of Eternity (1996), On Bereavement (1999), and What Death Means Now (2017). Before 1994, he was freelance, writing books and articles on religion, landscape, social security reform, and basic income.