The seminar series will focus on exploring the potential for creative and arts-based methods for applied psychological research.
21 May 2019
Visualising and storying applied psychology
This seminar will explore the potential of visual and storytelling methods for applied research.
- Hannah Frith, University of Brighton
- Dawn Mannay, Cardiff University
- Harriet Shortt, University of West of England
- Naomi Moller, Open University
11 June 2019
Piercing the mundane?
This seminar will explore the potential of an array of creative methods for applied research including pain portraits, singing groups and multi-modal diaries.
- Laura Radcliff, University of Liverpool
- Cathy Randle-Phillips, University of Bath
- Karen Rodham, Staffordshire University
08 July 2019
Telling stories in and about research
University of the West of England
The seminar will explore how we analyse data generated through creative methods and also the potential for creativity in research dissemination and outputs.
- Virginia Braun, University of Auckland
- Brett Smith, University of Birmingham
- Kip Jones, Bournemouth University
- Celia Kitzinger, Independent scholar
To book for one or more of the above seminars, click here. There are 25 places available for each seminar at an ‘early bird’ fee of £25. The fee includes refreshments, lunch and creative activities, as well as the fantastic speakers detailed above.
Each seminar will also feature oral and poster presentations from postgraduate students and early career researchers. Once these places are booked the fee for each seminar will be £35. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Call for submissions
Submissions are invited for oral presentations and posters from postgraduate students (masters, professional doctorate and PhD) and early career researchers in psychology and related social and health science disciplines on the theme of the use of creative and arts-based methods for applied research. Presentations can explore and reflect on the methodological aspects of research using creative and arts-based methods or present the results of research using such methods.
Presentations do not need to be in the form of conventional academic presentations. We welcome creativity here too. For ‘oral presentations’, we welcome both conventional presentations and poetry readings, performances. However, you think you can best showcase the value of creative and arts-based methods for applied research. Similarly, we welcome both conventional poster presentations and creative and multimodal exhibits.
Deadline for submissions is on 1st March 2019. Please submit your abstract using the online submission form.
There will be up to nine slots for oral presentations across the seminar series, and a total of up to 60 slots for poster presentations, from postgraduate students and early career researchers. There are a small number of modest travel bursaries available for these presenters. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (apply using the online submission form). Presenters are required to register to attend the relevant seminar and pay the required fee (the fee will be waived for those giving oral presentations).
Do I need to be a psychologist to present or attend?
No. The focus is on applied psychological research but we welcome submissions from postgraduate students and early career researchers in related disciplines and fields such as nursing, psychotherapy, sociology and social work. Anyone with an interest in or curiosity about creative and arts-based methods are welcome to attend the seminar series.
Who counts as an early career researcher?
This is not something we will strictly monitor, but researchers who are <5 years post-PhD or working as post-doctoral fellows are two common definitions.
Who is organising and hosting the seminar series?
The seminar series is funded by a British Psychological Society seminar series competition award. The organising committee includes Victoria Clarke, Elizabeth Jenkinson and Nicola Holt at the University of the West of England, Rachel Shaw at Aston University and Cathy Randle-Phillips and Catherine Butler at Bath University. If you have any questions please contact: email@example.com