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Walk and Talk at a distance

This event is now fully booked, to be added on to the waiting list please email


Walking and talking are healthful, creative and positive aspects of social life, as we are all finding in particular during this period of COVID-19. This event takes advantage of the beauty of participants’ local environments to host a walking and talking event about and for quality research where YOU are. Guided by methodological literature about walking methods, participants will walk in small groups using your own mobile device to share images and respond to prompts in an online workshop session. The aim is to critically reflect on personal experiences of research methodology and to use discussion to stimulate challenging and productive personal reflection on what makes for worthwhile and quality research. After a guided (in both talking and walking) social experience, participants will meet for a collective plenary using video conferencing technology to join together in identifying personal and collective ‘takeaways’. Whether established or early career researchers, we hope this event offers something to challenge and stimulate you.

NB: Please note by registering for this event you agree for your name and phone number to be added to a Whatsapp group with one of the speakers and a maximum of 3 other participants.

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  • You will be sent the link to the event at least 3 days before the event. If you register in the last few days you will be sent the link within 24 hours
  • You will need Zoom installed on laptop or computer
  • You will have access to have your microphone and camera on during the event


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Alison Fox, Dr

Senior Lecturer at The Open University

Dr Alison Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Open University in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, an Associate Head of School (Research and Knowledge Exchange), chair of the University’s Human Research Ethics...

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Carmel Capewell, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University

Carmel is a Lecturer in Early Years and Child Development at Oxford Brookes University. She has a strong interest in developing innovative research methods, particularly to encouraging the participation of young people in expressing and sharing...

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Kathryn Spicksley, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Dr Kathryn Spicksley is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her postdoctoral project is concerned with developing a playful card game to improve dialogic mentoring between early career teachers and...

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Joanne Neary, Dr

Research Associate at University of Glasgow

Dr Jo Neary is an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher with an overall interest in social justice, specifically in how social policy addresses, or exacerbates, issues of public health, wellbeing, and deprivation, in urban contexts. Her work...