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Hack Day: In-Situ Methodologies in Geographies of Health & Wellbeing

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Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore

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Much recent research in the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing has drawn from a wide range of in-situ and mobile methodologies. Many of these are presented in the literature in a relatively unproblematic way, yet the experience of using such methodologies and their effectiveness in specific settings and with specific participants has produced a rich base of researcher experiences that has considerable value for new and emerging researchers working in this area. Varied approaches, technologies and techniques have been developed and applied across diverse settings, including, for example, geo-narratives, walk/run/bike/swim alongs, mobile and video ethnographies, amongst others.

The ultimate aim of this half-day workshop is to describe these methodologies including honest and open discussions about what does and does not work, and sharing, via a hack approach, tips and advice on how best to utilise these methods for robust and high-quality research in geographies of health and wellbeing. The day will be organised as a set of demonstrations, workshops and discussions with a particular emphasis on shared knowledge and helpful hints. While a number of geographers from universities in the UK and Ireland will lead the workshop, contributions from regular users of in-situ methodologies, and those applying innovative approaches in new research environments, are especially welcome.

There is a nominal cost of £15 to attend the event. If you would like to come along and contribute to general discussion during the workshop, please do register by Monday 2nd July, and send any access/dietary requests to Sarah.Bell@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 6th July at the very latest.


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12.00 – 12.45 Registration and sandwich lunch

12.45 – 12.50 Welcome

12.50 – 13.00 Introduction & aims of the day

13.00 – 14.15 Session 1 – Participant presentations

  • Hannah Grove, Maynooth University “Exploring the everyday experiences of older people in Greater Dublin: A Qualitative GIS approach

  • Alexandra Kaley, University of Dundee, “More than words: the use of moving image methodologies in research with people with learning disabilities

  • Heli Gittens, Bangor University, Evaluating the impact of woodland activities on personal wellbeing: Gathering data in the woods – delights and challenges

  • Erin Roberts & Merryn Thomas, Cardiff University, “Using mobile methods to explore wellbeing associated with saltmarshes: the CoastWEB project”

  • Tess Osborne, University of Birmingham, “Affective Capture: the implications of using biosensing technology for researching workplace stress

14.15 – 14.30 Tea and coffee (take out to Hyde Park for field trials)

14.30 – 15.45 Session 2 – Field Trials, Hyde Park (weather dependent!)

15.45 – 16.15 Session 3 – Discussion: Negotiating challenges in the field

16.15 – 16.45 Session 4 – Discussion: Ethics and rigour within in situ approaches

16.45 – 17.00 Closing words

After 17.00 Networking option at the Hoop & Toy pub


Useful information and websites:

Geographies of health and wellbeing research group (GHWRG) https://ghwrg.wordpress.com/

Royal Geographical Society (RGS) http://www.rgs.org

Social media: GHWRG Twitter @GeogHealth

Please use #RGS to tweet about the session

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