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Research as intervention? Exploring the health and well-being of children and youth facing global adversity through participatory visual methods

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Research as intervention? Exploring the health and well-being of children and youth facing global adversity through participatory visual methods

Linds, Warren, D'Amico, Miranda, Denov, Myriam, Khan, Fatima and Akesson, Bree (2016) Research as intervention? Exploring the health and well-being of children and youth facing global adversity through participatory visual methods. Global Public Health, 11 (5-6). pp. 528-545. ISSN 1744-1692

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2016.1165719

Abstract

Global health research typically relies on the translation of knowledge (from health professionals to the community) and the dissemination of knowledge (from research results to the wider public). However, Greenhalgh and Wieringa [2011. Is it time to drop the ‘knowledge translation’ metaphor? A critical literature review. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 104(12), 501–509. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2011.110285] suggest ‘that while “translation” is a widely used metaphor in medicine, it constrains how we conceptualize and study the link between knowledge and practice’ (p. 501). Often the knowledge garnered from such research projects comes from health professionals rather than reflecting the lived experiences of people and communities. Likewise, there has been a gap in ‘translating’ and ‘disseminating’ the results of participatory action research projects to policymakers and medical practitioners. This paper will look at how using participatory visual methodologies in global health research with children and youth facing global adversity incorporates the multiple functions of their lived realities so that research becomes a means of intervention. Drawing from a literature review of participatory visual methods as media, content and processes of global health research, this paper raises practical, theoretical, and ethical questions that arise from research as intervention. The paper concludes by exploring what lessons emerge when participatory visual methodologies are integrated into global health research with children and youth facing global adversity.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Linds, Warren and D'Amico, Miranda and Denov, Myriam and Khan, Fatima and Akesson, Bree
Journal or Publication:Global Public Health
Date:4 April 2016
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1080/17441692.2016.1165719
ID Code:981865
Deposited By: WARREN LINDS
Deposited On:02 Feb 2017 16:09
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:54
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