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Ms Susanne Main

Poster for 'Exhibiting Pain' research

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  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
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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: Interpretations of creative representations of persistent 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

Emeritus 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

Jenny Simpson

Learning from people: the training method bringing service users and social workers together

Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gap here

18th April 2018
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