Researcher wins NCRM award for video on "being with" methodology

NCRM news
Ed Grover

A PhD researcher at the University of Southampton has won an NCRM competition for her submission on "being with" methodology.

Joanna Grace was named the winner of the centre’s video poster competition at the 2023 Research Methods e-Festival, after delegates at the event voted for her entry.

The video, titled Towards a Methodology for Doing Research with People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities, was one of 10 shortlisted submissions.

Joanna said: "Oftentimes, people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities are left out of the academic space. Consequently I was worried that there would not be a lot of interest in my poster at an event that plays to such a diverse audience.

"So I was beyond delighted not only by the win and the number of people who watched, but by all the messages sharing insight and reflecting on my work's relevance in other fields. I have been totally blown away by it all."

The 10 finalists were selected from a longlist of almost 50 applications. They were invited to create three-minute video posters, which were all featured at the online festival.

The shortlisted candidates were: Bethan Pell; Courtney Franklin; Elena C. Altmann; Emily MacLeod; Jennie Lister; John Parkin; Marifatul Amalia; Paul Vanags; Suse Gibson.

Watch Joanna’s winning video: