Dr Penny Sartori worked as an intensive care staff nurse for 17 years. She undertook the UK’s largest and first long term prospective study of near-death experiences (NDEs) under the supervision of Dr Peter Fenwick and Professor Paul Badham and was awarded a PhD for her research in 2005. She is uniquely qualified as not only has she worked daily with dying patients for many years but she also has the benefit of undertaking doctoral research into NDEs. Her second book,The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully was published by Watkins Books in 2014. She currently works at Swansea University where she teaches and continues to research NDEs. She lectures nationally and internationally on NDEs. Publications.