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Professor Jane Speedy

Professor Jane Speedy

Professor Jane Speedy
B.A.(York), M.Sc.(Bristol), Ph.D.(Bristol), Dip.Counselling(Lond.)

Emeritus Professor

Office 2.20
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4401

Research summary

Creative and critical research methodologies, particularly the blurring between the arts and social sciences. The formation of narrative identities and the representation of storied lives/lives at the margins.  Of particular interest are various forms of writing and textual production as inquiry, and the development of particular forms of ethical knowhow that accompany collaborative writing as inquiry. Arts-based and emergent research approaches that become transformative within the lives of both researchers and the researched are also of interest.  Previous projects have included inquiries into the lives of young men who have considered suicide; narratives of women whose lives ...

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Jane Speedy has a longstanding personal commitment to feminist activism and professional experience and qualifications in teaching, counselling and narrative therapy.  She spent her early career in counselling/inclusive education and education management before moving into higher education.  More recently she has acquired an international reputation for developing innovative interdisciplinary qualitative research methodologies.  She is widely internationally published and lectures frequently in Australia, the United States and Europe. 

She teaches Narrative Inquiry and other research methods at the arts-social sciences interface particularly on the narrative inquiry EdD pathway.  She has a keen interest in the ...

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