Lauren&Ian_W_057.JPGLauren Jane Barnett is a writer, academic, and lecturer interested in the visual representation of death and the dead.

Her academic work on the history of photography includes “Beauty and Alienation in Medical Photography” in  Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine and “The Faceless Portrait: Anonymity and Identity in Andres Serrano’s The Morgue” in HARTS & Minds, and her work has put her among the top 4% most referenced academics on Academia. She is also a member of the Society of Authors.

Lauren has delivered talks and lectures on the history of photography and the visual imaging of death across the UK, including the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and the Association of Art Historians. She has also been interviewed for Sick City Talks, and presented “Wrath of the Dead” for Thread Radio.

She is currently researching British horror films.