22/02/18 – Male Eating Disorders
An event organised by Sheffield’s PsychSoc, I presented to medical students my work so far based on my autoethnographic research of BN & BED.
Whilst I enjoyed presenting, I felt that I was overly emotive when recounting my recent issues with NHS referrals, and whilst I was trying to imbue the whole work with social and emotional aspects, I feel like an ‘anger’ i have long since processed showed through, almost as a presentational device, rather than as a congruent element of my continuing experience within recovery. I’m also aware that my candour and volubility, along with my ‘flippant’ ad libs will not have been appealing to all audience members.
It was a challenge using Prezi with next-to-no text at all, to mainly prompt myself using appropriate images but this contrasted nicely with the other presenters.
Overall, however, it was an enjoyable experience and I felt strongly that the quality of the questions I was asked demonstrated the level of engagement that people had.
An interesting addition to the experience – I finally got to meet Professor Glenn Waller, whose work I have read.