Associate Professor Christy Newman has led a series of pilot activities on the role of digital stories in health and social policymaking practice, in collaboration with researchers in the School of Social Sciences (Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi, Jessica Botfield), the School of Arts & Media (Kath Albury, Tanja Dreher), The Kirby Institute (Bridget Haire), the Black Dog Institute (Katherine Boydell) and Nura Gili (Reuben Bolt). Pilot research, funded by UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture, explored organisational perspectives on digital storytelling in these sectors, and then the ethical issues associated with visual research methods, with publications produced from both of these activities. Applications for further funding are in development.

  • Lenette, C., Botfield, J. R., Boydell, K., Haire, B., Newman, C. E., & Zwi A. B. (2018). Beyond Compliance Checking: A Situated Approach to Visual Research Ethics. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry15, 293–303.

    Botfield, J. R., Newman, C. E., Lenette, C., Albury, K., & Zwi, A. B. (2017). Using digital storytelling to promote the sexual health and well-being of migrant and refugee young people: A scoping review. Health Education Journal, 77(7), 735-748.

    Newman, C. E., Albury, K., Lenette, C., Botfield, J., & Zwi, A. (2016). Organisational perspectives on digital storytelling in promoting healthy relationships and sexual health among diverse young people: a pilot study. Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia.

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