Professor Helen Lomax, Institute of Health and Wellbeing
The workshop will introduce participants to the theoretical and methodological approaches which frame reading, generating and disseminating visual material. This will include working practically with visual media, including photographs, film and video. The workshop will begin with an overview of theoretical perspectives and methods for analysing images and include opportunities for participants to apply these to a range of images generated in contemporary research with ‘vulnerable and hard to reach’ communities and individuals. These activities will be framed by questions about the analytical insights offered by different theoretical and methodological approaches. The second part of the workshop will focus on the generation and communication of visual data, and participatory and emplaced methods in particular. Discussion will include the ways that such methods can enable a richer picture of participants’ lives but how this needs be framed within an ‘ethics of care’.
Suitable for PhD/Doctoral students, early career researchers and more experienced researchers seeking to use visual methods. Prior experience useful but not essential.
To book a place, please email Claire Saul