PhD Research

Phd study: Exploring how artists can work in a trauma-informed way

Funded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

I am working with service users at Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services to co-produce an artist-book-portrait, in order to explore the dynamics around making work involving sensitive groups and how to be trauma-informed. The research has been ethically approved by the Geography Ethics Committee at the University of Exeter. To contact me about the research email cc943[at]exeter.ac.uk.

This short film is for potential volunteers at DRCSAS to find out more about the research. There is also an information sheet available at DRCSAS. Jump ahead to ‘4.09’ to see the end result. Below this is another film – its a 10 minute presentation on the methods I’m planning use in my PhD research. (The research with DRCSAS has been delayed during 2020 but we are hopeful to begin sometime in 2021!)