Well-being in fieldwork seminar

Friday 21st February | 12.30-13.30 | Room: Gottman A
School of Geography and the Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Fieldwork is a rewarding and exciting experience but it also has difficulties. This seminar will reflect on the challenges and opportunities for managing well-being in fieldwork. There will be a particular focus on protecting mental health pre- post- and during fieldwork. Early career fieldworkers, including students, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Maureen Freed is a psychotherapeutic counselor with specialism in wellbeing in qualitative research. She is interested in developing strategies for researchers to avoid and recover from vicarious trauma.

Shona Loong is a DPhil student in the School of Geography and the Environment. She will offer personal and professional reflections on how she managed her well-being in an extended field visit to Myanmar.

Everyone is welcome and a sandwich lunch will be provided.

This event is part of the SoGE Fieldworkers Network lunchtime seminar series.

The SoGE Fieldworkers Network was established in 2019 to support and connect fieldworkers in the department.
The network hosts a lunchtime seminar series and actively assists early career fieldworkers with planning and welfare in fieldwork.


To find out more or to be added to our mailing list please contact:

Shona Loong – shona.loong@chch.ox.ac.uk
Catherine Grasham – catherine.grasham@ouce.ox.ac.uk

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