Engaging Others

'Arts-Research Collaborations' by Edinburgh International Book Festival

Arts-Research CollaborationsA Project Short by Roland Gulliver and Janet Smyth

Abstract: ‘As a central part of the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival we created Conversations with Ourselves, a series of events exploring all aspects of voice-hearing in partnership with Durham University’s Hearing the Voice project. Our aim was to develop public understanding, both social and scientific, of voice-hearing and reduce the stigma surrounding the experience by placing it within a broader context which relates to everyone. This Project Short reflects on the process of creating and delivering the project and offers insight in how an interdisciplinary collaboration can work.’

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'Engaging Voice-Hearers' by Hearing the Voice

Engaging Voice-HearersA Project Short by Angela Woods

Abstract: ‘Whatever the focus of your interdisciplinary research project, it is likely that you will be engaging with groups of people whose interests and needs differ, sometimes quite radically, from that of the traditional academic researcher (whoever that might be). In this Project Short, we look at the opportunities and pitfalls presented by engaging with these specific groups of stakeholders. We draw on the example of Hearing the Voice’s experiences of working with a diverse group of people who share one thing in common: hearing a voice that no-one else can hear.’

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'External Communications & Social Media' by Hearing the Voice

External Communications

A Project Short by Victoria Patton

Abstract: ‘Disseminating research findings and communicating with members of the public, special interest groups and other key stakeholders is an important aspect of any research project. This Project Short reflects on the communication strategy developed by Hearing the Voice and provides some practical recommendations on how to use various forms of social media and other online communication tools in order to maximise the reach of your research.’

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'So, what do you believe then?' by Ben Alderson-Day and Adam Powell

wdybt_coverA Project Short by Ben Alderson-Day and Adam Powell

Abstract: ‘Hearing the Voice is an interdisciplinary project studying the experience of hearing voices that others cannot hear (also known as “auditory verbal hallucinations”). In deliberately going beyond the traditional modes of investigation for this topic – the methods and epistemologies of psychiatry and psychology – the project as a whole endorses a plurality of views on what it is to experience voices and unusual experiences. But how should a researcher respond when asked about their own beliefs? And how can an interdisciplinary project tackle the tensions that arise when faced with the differing extents to which different disciplines expect to make a claim about a shared, independent reality?’

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