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Ms Susanne Main

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  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • susanne.main

Professional biography

Please see my blog for details of my research interests, teaching and employment history.

 

Research interests

My PhD is (presently) entitled, 'Exhibiting Pain: Sharing creative expressions of life with chronic pain'.

I am exploring the interpretations of people's pain as represented in art, poetry, music, etc. I am trialing an innovative method involving exhibitions hosted on social media platforms as a way to share the works and generate discussion by audience members.

More details can be found on the Exhibiting Pain site and on OpenLearn.

Supervisors:

Dr Caroline Holland

Emerita Professor Rose Barbour

Dr Joan Simons

 

My broader research interests are in the understanding, communication and management of persistent physical pain. Also, in arts health research and identity, as linked to illness.

 

Teaching interests

I have been an Associate Lecturer with The Open University since April 2010, tutoring on health & social care modules as well as social sciences.

News

The Open University joins programme promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in crisis hit countries

The Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies Faculty has announced its commitment to a new multi-million pound Government funded consortium within the UK Aid Connect programme to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

10th April 2019
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