Dr Lisa Bradley
- Associate Tutor (Creativity Culture & Faith)
Lisa Bradley is an interdisciplinary scholar and methodologist, with experience of working within and across the subject areas of education, urban studies, philosophy, public policy, criminology and sociology. Her work across these sites focuses on acts of knowledge production and meaning-making, and seeks to examine practices of knowledge production and their role in shaping dominant socio-cultural and socio-political realities. Her work is theoretically guided by post-structuralism, post-colonialism, gender studies, assemblage theory, and science and technology studies, and she is experienced in a range of innovative, critical and performative methodological approaches, including (auto)ethnography, participatory research and arts-based methodologies.
Central to her work is a view that both theory and method should be treated as tools for creativity; used to prise apart dominant structures of knowledge and reality in order that we might see, think and imagine things differently through the process. Such modes of doing and teaching research take an embodied from in Lisa's work. To this end she considers academic scholarship a potent site for exploration in and of itself and she relatedly engages in non-traditional modes of scholarship (slow and community-based) as practices of critique and resistance.
Lisa specialises in teaching reserach theory and methods, particularly those modes that are culturally and socially responsive. She currently leads research methods courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the School of Education:
- Contemporary Research Theory and Methods (MSc Educational Studies for Adult, Community and Youth Contexts AND MSc Museum Education)
- Dissertation Course (PaRC) (MSc Educational Studies for Adult, Community and Youth Contexts)
- Introduction to Research (3rd year, BA Community Development)
- Approaches and Applied Research (Hons. BA Community Development)
In addition, she has co-led on the development and delivery of College Level PGR workshops:
- Research Ethics in Practice
- Working with your Supervisor
- Creative Methodologies for Research.
She also teaches reserach workshops for conference events and in non-academic spaces, inluding sessions on disrutpive methods, autoethnography, and reserach as performance.