CPD Portfolio

ME

This is my E-portfolio that documents my continuing professional development. Each post represents a CPD activity that I’ve undertaken or achievement I have attained – and some of these are linked to my ongoing development as a fledgling researcher in Vitae.

 

 

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Wellcome Trust MED & Body Image filming

08/09/17 – Filming at Wellcome Trust in London

This is for a new project spear-headed by WT and involved talking head work to camera to discuss answers to MED & Body Image questions. Filming took place in the Gibbs Building with Jonathan Beamish and Chris Chapman.

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Data Synthesis for Eating Disorders Charity

17/03/17 – Synthesised MED data for national charity

Data provided to the Laurence Trust at the request of the charity director.

 

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Is eating clean killing you?

25/07/17 – Public Engagement

My work appeared on the Project Fitness blog.

https://projectfitnessweb.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/is-eating-clean-killing-you/

 

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Q&A ‘Alternative Career Pathways After Your PhD’

08/06/17 – This was a live YouTube session that included Vitae.

Part of my commitment to keeping my mind open.

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Psychotherapy & Counselling Conference

06/06/17 – @ University of Leeds, Baines Wing, School of Healthcare

Convened by Dr Gillian Proctor.

I gave a paper entitled When the Researcher is a Wounded Storyteller: exploring emotional labour & personal impact in research.

Abstract

This presentation arises from my personal experience in research, rather than turning to papers and books for its data. The discussion undertaken explores the practicalities of doing research when there is no question of assumed ‘objective detachment’ on the part of the researcher.

I undertook a qualitative study that analysed the stories of men with disordered eating. However, I, too, am an eating-disordered man. Whilst the findings from the study proved significant, what was more pronounced was the level of emotional labour. As a qualitative researcher, I felt primed to be reflexive, but I could not have anticipated the nature of the reflexivity required, and the ongoing personal work that investing in the project demanded. I use the concept of the Wounded Storyteller to frame my response to these demands and to stimulate discussion.

I aim to achieve three things. Firstly, I will provide an overview of what it is like to engage in research that not only recognises subjectivity, but harnesses and reports on it. Secondly, I want to share a personal account of the emotional labour that occurs when researching a personally resonant topic. Finally, I will discuss the role of oft-assumed concepts such as reflexivity, reflection and journaling in bringing the research to fruition, whilst maintaining analytical and conceptual rigour.

 

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Vitae’s 3-Minute-Thesis Judge

19/05/15 –  3 Minute Thesis

I was on the panel of judges for this event, which was to determine who went forward to the national finals.

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The Experiences of Eating Disordered Men

May 2017 – Mirror-Mirror.org

This piece draws on my analysis on published stories of disordered eating and aims to highlight the difficulties that men go through, whilst demonstrating the richness of the written word when used as data in sociological research.

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