With my work in -Designing Research I explore collaborative and participatory ways of “doing” research. As an academic I support research projects that aim to promote change as it builds new knowledge. I coach professionals and researchers on innovative methodologies such as action research, arts-based research, narrative research and other approaches that focuses on participatory processes of co-constructing knowledge.
People outside of Academia tend to fear research and believe it is something quite foreign to them. I challenge this idea by showing that research and intervention walk hand in hand. Whenever and whatever you are doing as a professional, if you embrace curiosity, reflexivity and pose crucial questions to those involved, you are potentially doing research, producing knowledge.
My research is experiential, propositional, and co-created. As I love working with creativity and imagination, I also use them in research. Creativity in the research context refers to the capacity to be curious and open-minded in order to explore and investigate a topic, aiming at creating a previously unimagined future.