Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Creative Methodologies in Tobacco and Health Behaviour: Photography & Theatre

Time sensitive
Event: March 12, 2008
RSVP: Marhc 8, 2008

Do you like the theatre? How about photography? Want to know how these creative pursuits are being used in tobacco and health research? To find out, join us for a free public lecture and exhibit.

Creative Methodologies in Tobacco and Health Behaviour Research: Using Photography & Theatre to Foster Deeper Understandings

Health behaviour research aims to understand individual health behaviour and develop practices and policies to better support people in making positive health choices. Capturing the voices of research participants is thus a crucial aspect of health research. In addition, to communicate research in a meaningful way it is essential to engage with individuals involved in making those
choices about their health. Individual motivation and the other social and structural influences can be revealed in many different ways.

Creative methodologies - such as participant photography (photovoice) and participatory theatre (forum theatre) - allow researchers to be more inclusive of participant "voices" to explore and translate knowledge about certain health behaviours.

  • Hear what researchers and participants have to say about these methodologies
  • View the images created by participants about their smoking experience
  • Participate in a mini-forum theatre production
Tobacco use is a particularly sensitive and personal topic which requires creative approaches to foster deeper understandings. This panel discussion, photo exhibit & screening will explore the challenges and benefits of using photovoice and forum theatre in three research projects: "Smoke, In My Eyes," "Families Controlling & Eliminating Tobacco" (FACET 2), and "Cultivating Awareness of the Context of Tobacco Use (CACTUS).

Date: Wednesday, March 12th
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Location: UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, B.C.
For directions: http://www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca/
RSVP by March 8th: nexus@ubc.ca

For more information contact Ariadna
E-mail: nexus@nursing.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-7933
W: http://nexus.ubc.ca/