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Ms Susanne Main

Poster for 'Exhibiting Pain' research

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  • Research Student
  • 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

Victoria Cumming, recipient of the Andrew Cornell Award 2017

WELS student wins Andrew Cornwell Award 2017

Victoria Cumming received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work and was also given the Andrew Cornwell Award 2017 for the highest-performing graduate in the social work programme at the Open University's degree ceremony

6th November 2017
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