John Morrison

My research is concerned with better understanding the real and perceived barriers for participation in higher education among care experienced individuals. Through an application of Jean Rouch’s  ‘Shared Anthropology’, I will be exploring what value digital tools can bring to this experimental form of collaborative research. The early stages of the enquiry will involve a series of participatory digital storytelling experiences. These will be based on Jean Rouch’s ‘Ethnofiction’ genre, incorporating improvisation and fantasy as projective modes of expression, with the aim of bringing into focus unique aspects of a culture, otherwise difficult to elicit.
 
Supervisory team:
 
Professor Chris Speed, Design Infomatics 
Dr Jen Ross, Digital Education
 
Research Interests 
ethnofiction
shared anthropology
Jean Rouch
care leaver
empathy
storytelling
alterity