This week, Ros spoke at the University of Sheffield on the project methodology. In this presentation, entitled Tracking ourselves?: Methods for exploring everyday health self-monitoring practices, she ran through the methods for phase two which we began at the start of June. Exploring the prevalence of normative accounts of health and the use of materials in interviews, Ros presented some data from the pilot interviews (conducted between May 2014 and July 2015, which you can learn more about here) and from initial interviews with people who track body mass index (BMI) which we started in June 2017 and which are well underway.
The event, Psycho-Social Lives As Method was an afternoon workshop, with presentations focusing on a variety of contemporary issues relating to health, including global mental health, young people and health wearables, and valuation practices in health commissioning.
Ros spoke alongside Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh), Matthias Benzer (University of Sheffield), Eva Hilberg (University of Sheffield), China Mills (University of Sheffield) and Emma Rich (University of Bath)
The workshop, which China Mills and Eva Hilberg organised, will lead to a shared bibliography for social scientists interested in novel methodologies for health research.