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Research interests

I research relational and emotional experience in the context of mental health, particularly psychosis and suicidality. I take a hermeneutic phenomenological approach and use qualitative methodologies especially creative and visual methods.

I am particularly interested in developing interdisciplinary research. I have a background in the performing arts and also have a masters in Gestalt psychotherapy. I wish to continue collaborating with researchers and artists from a wide range of backgrounds in order to humanise and enrich our understanding of mental health challenges.

Recent and current projects:

  • 2017-18: Relationships and relationality in mental health (funded by ISRF)
  • 2017-18: Psychosis, connectedness and emerging adulthood (funded by Richard Benjamin Trust)
  • 2018-19: Sexuality in forensic mental health contexts (funded by Wellcome)
  • 2019-20: Intimacy, medication and mental health (pilot funded by University of Brighton) 

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising projects that explore what-it-is-like to live and love at times when there is a challenge to mental health or wellbeing. I am also interested in understanding what it is like to care for, live with and love someone at these times. Projects exploring the role of services and interventions, including psychological therapies and psychiatric medication are of particular interest.

I supervise projects that use qualitative research methods and that take an experiential approach, typically phenomenological. I have specialist expertise in Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), and have examined over 20 doctoral theses (PhD, DClinPsy, DCouns etc.)

Recent and current projects include:

  • The psychosocial impact of antipsychotic use in 'early psychosis'
  • Intimacy and 'psychosis'
  • Experiences of space in secure forensic mental health settings
  • Dance, technology and lived experience of biometric feedback (interdisciplinary with Arts)
  • Intimacy and MDMA use in couples
  • Suicide prevention and social networks
  • Mental health interventions on TV 

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • mental health
  • emotion
  • relationality
  • phenomenology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • visual methods
  • hermeneutics
  • interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • psychosis
  • suicide and suicide prevention
  • social networks

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Psychotic Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
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Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
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hermeneutics Social Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
psychosis Social Sciences
Suicide Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2019

Conducting sexualities research: An outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects

Kneale, D., French, R., Spandler, H., Young, I., Purcell, C., Boden, Z., Brown, S., Callwood, D., Carr, S., Dymock, A., Eastham, R., Gabb, J., Henley, J., Jones, C., McDermott, E., Mkhwanazi, N., Ravenhill, J., Reavey, P., Scott, R., Smith, C. & 3 others, Smith, M., Tingay, K. & Thomas, J., 19 Sep 2019, In : Wellcome Open Research. 4, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access
File
sexuality
sexual orientation
health
research method
research project

Love and Incomprehensibility: The hermeneutic labour of caring for and understanding a loved one with psychosis

Luderowski, A. & Boden, Z., 2 Apr 2019, In : Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
psychosis
Love
hermeneutics
Psychotic Disorders
Caregivers

Parallel returns: Feelings, temporality and narrative in the experience of guilt

Boden, Z. & Eatough, V., 14 Feb 2019, In : Qualitative Research in Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Guilt
Emotions
Asperger Syndrome
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Young Adult
Autistic Disorder
Emotions

The experiences of inpatient nursing staff caring for young people with early psychosis

Thompson, J., Boden, Z., Newton, E., Fenton, K., Hickman, G. & Larkin, M., 5 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Research in Nursing. 24, 1-2, p. 75-85 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Nursing Staff
Psychotic Disorders
Inpatients
Psychiatric Hospitals
Psychiatry