The Participating Research Network is for academics, students and practitioners who are interested and involved in participatory research with communities. It is an opportunity to discuss the value and challenges of participatory research, and build a network of mutually supportive researchers with a view to collaborative working.
Participation of people using homelessness services in research: the value and challenges of drawing on visual methods (presenter: Dr Leonie Boland)
Using a constructivist grounded theory approach, Leonie's PhD research explored, from an occupational perspective, the transitions individuals make from using homelessness services to sustaining a tenancy. It identified components – ‘active ingredients’ – of tenancy sustainment. Reflexive photography was the core data collection method.
In this presentation, Leonie will share her process of using visual methods, some of the research findings, as well as her reflections on their value. There will be time for questions and discussion on her innovative approach to addressing this important issue.
Leonie is a post-doctoral Research Fellow within the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth. Building on her PhD findings, she is currently working on a project to model an occupational therapy intervention for tenancy sustainment following homelessness.
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