This photo exhibition interactive event is part of a PhD research project which explores the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) individuals living with the chronic condition of multiple sclerosis (MS), led by Periklis Papaloukas. Chronic illness and specifically neurological conditions, like MS, are underexplored in LGBT communities in a health psychology context.
Research can play an important role in engaging the public and disseminating information about health-related issues, especially in a visual way. So, this event will explore the experiences of participants who took part in the research, with the use of photographs, and other exhibits created and suggested by the participants. Some of the participants will be attending and will provide the audience and the guests with insights about the photo-task, but more importantly about what does the experience of being persons from the LGBT communities and living with MS mean for them.
We would like to invite you to the engagement aspect of the exhibition, to explore the exhibits, alongside with some of the participants and the PhD researcher Periklis Papaloukas. The event is funded by the DMU Engage award, a scheme created by De Montfort University designed to maximise the impact of research. It will take place on Wednesday, 11 May 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at The Gallery, DMU’s new state of the art exhibition centre.
- Informal exploration of the exhibits
- Short presentations by participants and the researcher
- Q&A session
The exhibition will be up and running from 10-11 May. Feel free to visit The Gallery during those two days.We hope you will be able to join us in learning more about MS in the LGBT communities. Register for this free event via Eventbrite. Click here for directions to De Montfort University and the venue.
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