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Research projects

Current peer reviewed research projects include

PASAR - Participation Arts and social Action in Research

Circle of people taking part in activities

The PASAR project creates a model for bringing together practitioners and marginalized groups to engage with each other through creative methods. It addresses the UK social science community's need to gain a better understanding of how participatory action research approaches engage marginalised groups in research as co-producers of knowledge. It combines walking methods and participatory theatre to create a space for exploring, sharing and documenting processes of belonging and place-making that are crucial to understanding and enacting citizenship.

Insuring healthcare in a digital world

Liz McFall (PI, (PI, co-Director of the Digital Citizen programme) with Shaun French, Zsuzsanna Vargha, James Kneale (CIs) have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Humanities & Social Sciences entitled “Insuring healthcare in a digital world.”

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Narratives of ADHD: A qualitative study of women’s narrative accounts of living with ADHD

The Narratives of ADHD project is funded by a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant award. It is a one-year project that began in April 2015. It is lead by Lindsey O’Dell from the Faculty of Health and Social Care (OU), with Paul Stenner (CCIG, and School of Psychology, OU) and Mary Horton-Salway (formerly Psychology, OU) as co-applicants and Alison Davies as the lead researcher.

Placing Ourselves - investigating categories of belonging and integration

Placing Ourselves

Despite decades of policy-research dialogue integration within the context of migration-mobility remains a contested concept. This project aims to challenge existing binaries in migration, multiculturalism and integration research by conducting research into the dialogical relations between place and practices of belonging and integration.

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