The arts are means to explore and express our own experiences as human beings. We are challenged, provoked, critiqued and supported through the expressed language and forms of experience, imagery and words.
What I do:
I collaborate with community members, fellow researchers, clinicians and educators to rethink cultural assumptions and elucidate social experiences of disability/aging through a range of avenues, including research, facilitation, presentations/talks, writing, and artistic and performance-based projects.
I am interested in how the arts can provide the possibility for more engaged, imaginative, creative people and communities. My interest is to develop opportunities with people in the midst of their lives, to explore ideas creatively and critically, leading to social change.
I also engage in scholarly explorations of theoretical underpinnings and methodological ambitions of arts-research (or arts-based research) through traditional academic channels such as publications and conference presentations.