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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

OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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