QSIG Midday Talk: Perfomance Practice as Research in the Health Context

03 Jun 2024, 12:00 to 13:00
Online - Zoom

Due to the late May bank holiday, our May Qualitative Special Interest group will take place on the 3rd of June.

Alex Mermikides will open with a brief overview of arts practice as research, an increasingly established methodology within arts and humanities research. She will then share examples from her own research, which uses performance-making to investigate medical experience. This talk is an invitation to explore the relevance of performance as a research methodology in the context of health and healthcare.

Dr Alex Mermikides is the  D'Oyly Carte Senior Lecturer in Arts and Health, , based in the School of Medical Education at King's College London. Her research interest is in contemporary performance in relation to medicine, with recent publications including the Routledge Companion to Performance and Medicine, Performance and the Medicine Body (both co-edited with Gianna Bouchard) and Performance, Medicine and the Human. Her research also involves devising performances about medical experience with her theatre company, Chimera, and has featured in The Guardian, Times Higher Education, Nature Immunology and This Week (BBC Radio 4). 

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