Practice underpinned by research
My role combines practice, research and training in education and therapy. As a practitioner reseacher I have been involved in action research and practitioner led qualitative research since the end of the 80s.
Support for research
Current research projects
I am currently researching the use of creative therapies in the treatment of trauma-related dissociation.
Recent research includes the use of Dance Movement to address the difficulties that might arise in the attached relationship between mother and child. This practitioner-led research explores how using ourselves to communicate through movement can transform lives and well-being. The study demonstrates how taking part in physical, non-verbal relationship play helps to improve the lives of vulnerable families. The process is discussed in light of the participants’ relationships with each other and the changes brought about through their shared movement experiences. Parents and children can continue the non-verbal 'Developmental Movement Play' practice at home to devlop more meaningful attached relationships with each other.
Support for research is the same process as for supervision on the 'Supervision and Therapy' page.
The Greater Bristol Foundation
The Childen's Fund
Health, Education and Social care joint enterprise
The Childen's Workforce Development Council
Have funded some of my research alonside research for my MSc and PhD.