I joined the Open University in 2010 and was previously Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the University of Hertfordshire and Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.
BSc Psychology, Middlesex University
PhD Sociology, University of Sheffield
I have a longstanding interest in wellbeing and in critical visual and discursive methods. My research interests include working participatively with young people, families and communities to explore wellbeing and its connections to place. Recent grants include an ESRC Seminar Series: Visual Dialogues: New Agendas in Inequalities Research and an AHRC Research Development grant to explore the meaning and value of community.
Lomax, H.; Fink, J; Rose, G.; Whiting, L.Visual Dialogues: New Agendas in Inequalities Research, ESRC, RES-451-26-0722-A, 2009-2011
This recently competed seminar series brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers from across the arts and social and health sciences in order to explore the potential of the visual for understanding the forms and experiences of inequality that shape societies, communities and individual lives. Organised around the themes of photography; film and video; art; design and new visual technologies, the series aimed to generate an intellectually rigorous, policy focused visual research agenda while also stimulating wider public conversations about inequalities and the role of the visual in sustaining and/or ameliorating these. A combination of academic seminars supported by a programme of public events enabled the series to explore the possibilities and challenges of the visual and its potential for dialogue with policy and practice.
Williams, G. Elliot, E.; Lomax, H.; Seaman, P.; Barker, C.; Murray, M.; Saltus, R. (2012) ‘Communities in history: representing and building the creative power of people to improve health and well-being’, Development Grant, Arts and Humanities Research Council: Connected Communities Research Programme. 14th February – 13th June.
last updated 21-Dec-2012