Photovoice methods and phenomenology

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In this qualitative research community of practice, Dr Candice Oster and PhD candidate Emma Chappell will discuss an increasingly popular qualitative method that goes beyond talking or textual analysis: Photovoice. The speakers will tell us about their research using Photovoice methods. The session will be useful for qualitative researchers interested in new ways of understanding ‘lived experience’ as we will also consider the role of Photovoice as a form of phenomenological research.

About our presenters

Dr Candice Oster is a Research Fellow in the Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University. She has diverse research interests from understanding experiences of health and healthcare through to contextual factors such as social determinants of health and organisational and system change. She has expertise in qualitative research methodologies and mixed methods research and an interest in the use of theory as an interpretive lens in research.

Emma Chappell is a PhD candidate with the University of Queensland. Her research is part of the NHMRC-funded project, Giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children the best start in life: improving healthy food affordability and food security in remote Australia. Her project uses the qualitative tool photovoice to explore community priorities and solutions to improve food security, from the perspective of carers of young children. A novice qualitative researcher, her previous work experience includes as a nutritionist for Aboriginal-controlled remote stores organisation Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation and for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre foodbank.