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ABR Global Seminar Series Presenters

ABR Global Consortium Team

The ABR Global Consortium Team was formed in 2019 at the European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.  The team is comprised of ABR scholars representing multiple disciplines, cultures and countries The team and the consortium was formed to advocate for the advancement, visibility and sustainability of internaional arts-based research.  From left to right:  .Dr. Elisabetta Biffi, Dr. Karin Hannes, Dr. RIchard Siegesmund, Dr. Nancy Gerber, Dr. Jacelyn Biondo, and Dr. Marco Gemiganani.  Not pictured here is Dr. Sara Coemans and Luicia Carriera who are two essential members of our ABR Global Classroom and Semianr Series.  For more information about the team please go

Katherine Boydell

Professor Boydell is Head of the AKT (arts-based knowledge translation) Lab at the Black Dog Institute and Director of Knowledge Translation, Maridulu Budyari Gumal - Sydney Partnership for Health Education Research and Enterprise (SPHERE). Her participatory, collaborative program of research uses the arts, broadly defined, in the research creation and dissemination process. She uses installation art as a knowledge translation strategy to share empirical research findings to a wide range of audiences. Using these strategies has resulted in increased mental health literacy, decreased stigma and enhanced help seeking. She has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters and books and recently published Body mapping in research: An arts-based method (2021).

Charlotte Jones

Dr Charlotte Jones is the Director of BA (Hons) Early Childhood, BA (Hons) Child and Family: Mental Health/Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick. Charlotte is passionate about the role of play, creativity and art in supporting the youngest members of society. Charlotte believes in the power of an arts-based approach to early childhood education and associated staff practices. Charlotte’s previous arts-based research revealed the places and objects of significance and inspiration to artists throughout their lifespan and illuminated what matters to the child, learner and artist and how they can best be nurtured within early childhood settings.

Jiameng Gao

Jiameng Gao is a lecturer in TESOL (Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of New Mexico, USA. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research interests include arts-based research methodology, teacher education, culturally sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, technology-enhanced learning, and queer studies. Her most recent publication is I Teach the Way I Am: A Mainstream Teacher Candidate's Professional Identity and Multilingual Stance. She used language map as one of the research methods to explore a teacher candidate’s lived multilingual experiences.”

Lucia Carriera

Lucia Carriera, is research fellow in general pedagogy at the “Riccardo Massa” Department of Human Sciences and Education - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. She's a pedagogist and a professional educator. She recently completed a PhD in Education in Contemporary Society. Her main research interests include children's rights, alternative care for children, and interdisciplinary research, focusing on home places as sites of practices and meanings. Since 2018 she's been part of ABR Global Consortium, where she began to approach and deepen her interest in Art-based and informed research. In particular, she focuses on visual strategies, emphasising photography and map-making. She also works on pedagogical documentation, she’s EECERA co-convenor for the SIG Transforming Assessment, Evaluation and Documentation in Early Childhood Pedagogy.

Karin Hannes

Karin Hannes is professor in transdisciplinary studies and creative research methodology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven. She coordinates the research group Social, Methodological and Theoretical Innovation. The group pushes towards the development of methods and models for positive change in society.  Prof. Hannes tests, evaluates, implements, and improves existing methods, techniques, models or data sets generated in fields such as urban development, the public art, design and technology sector, community-based research practice and the global sustainable development area. Where necessary, she re-appropriates methods developed in other disciplines for use in the broad field of humanities, or develops her own innovative approach to respond to emerging social challenges, whilst remaining sensitive to quality control and empirical grounding. Her perspective is multimodal in nature, combining numerical, textual, sensory and/or arts-based research data to study complex social phenomena. She specializes in arts-based, place-based and multisensory designs as well as qualitative evidence synthesis as a meta-review technique.

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