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Communicating Chronic Pain: Creative Approaches and Interdisciplinary Frameworks Conference

Department of Methodology public lecture

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014
Time: 5.15pm
Venue: CLM 2.02, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Sue Ziebland

What kind of a thing is pain? Where is it located? What kind of work is needed to address it? How do the temporal aspects of chronic pain and chronic illness affect their expression? What forms of communication are enabled through arts-based methods? And what are the ethics of working in and around pain and illness? This interdisciplinary conference emerges from the NCRM/ESRC project Communicating Chronic Pain, which has aimed to explore chronic pain communication through digital and arts-based methods. The conference brings into dialogue diverse perspectives from the arts, humanities, social sciences and medicine around chronic pain, chronic illness, science and health communication. 

Sue Ziebland (@suezieblandis) is Professor of Medical Sociology and director of the Health Experiences Research Group, based in the Department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford. She is also a research fellow at Green Templeton College. in 2013 she was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator. Sue’s background is in medical sociology, with increasing focus on qualitative research approaches. Since completing her MSc in Social Research Methods Sue has worked as a researcher in the academic, NHS and voluntary sectors and has published over 130 papers and chapters in social science and health publications. Sue was invited (by Ann McPherson) to be involved in the DIPEx (now Healthtalkonline) projects when it was still at the kitchen table stage – back in 1999. She spent a considerable (and perhaps not surprising) amount of 1999 getting the projects through a national research ethics committee. Since then Sue has worked closely with colleagues in the research group, on the steering group and DIPEx charity to develop the methods used in the projects and raise funding for the research.

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