IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Mary Brydon-Miller, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

6 January - 6 April 2015 Professor Mary Brydon-Miller

Mary Brydon-Miller, Ph.D. directs the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Center and is Professor of Educational and Community-based Action Research in the Educational Studies Program in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is a participatory action researcher who conducts work in both school and community settings. Her earlier research has included projects in family literacy with recently arrived refugees, community-health initiatives in low-income minority communities, elder advocacy, and disability rights, among others. Her current scholarship focuses on the area of ethics in the context of community-based research and on strengthening the ethical climate of institutions of higher education. She recently completed work on the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research with co-editor David Coghlan to be published in August 2014.  Other recent publications focus on the development of new frameworks for understanding research ethics in community settings including chapters in the Handbook of Social Research Ethics and the Handbook of Action Research. She is a member of the editorial board of Action Research and has co-edited Special Issues of the journal on Ethics and Action Research and Arts-Based Action Research. She is also an active contributor to the new social media site, Action Research Plus, which is developing internet based strategies for disseminating research and building networks.  She is a member of the Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and has served as a faculty member of the Poynter Center’s Teaching Research Ethics workshop. She recently completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship at Keele University in the United Kingdom where her work focused on developing new strategies to inform the ethical conduct of community-based research. She is greatly in demand as a guest speaker with recent visits to Sweden, Denmark, and Ireland as well as many sites in the United Kingdom.

During her stay in Bristol, Professor Brydon-Miller will be hosting two Participatory Action Research Workshops:

Workshop 1, 19 January 2015

Workshop 2, 4 February 2015

On Wednesday 11 March 2015 she will deliver one of the keynotes to the Ethics Seminar 2015: From theory to practice? The ethics of inclusive research.

For further information regarding Professor Brydon-Miller's visit, please contact Dr Patricia Gaya.