The Challenges (and successes) of Using an Arts-based Qualitative Research Approach with Women who have Lived Experienced of Gender-based Violence

*This event is organised by the Gender Based Violence Research Forum and Qualitative Research at Glasgow 

This seminar from Nic Dickson, PhD Student, School of Education, draws upon my PhD research, which considers how the provision of arts-based, adult learning sessions might impact on the perceived recovery journeys of young women following the trauma of abuse.

In 2018, I undertook fieldwork in the city-centre offices of a charity which supports survivors of sexual violence and abuse. My research participants had all experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence and recent homelessness. In the seminar, I would like speak about the challenges involved in undertaking qualitative research with women who have lived experience of gender-based violence and the innovative approaches I adopted to tackle resistance and re-engage the participants.

I would also like to share my observations on this research and highlight the highs and lows of undertaking fieldwork with vulnerable women who have experienced sexual violence and abuse.

The seminar is free but you must please register your place here.