Holley, Josie

Start date:
October 2021
Research Topic:
Psychosocial wellbeing
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Valerie Walkerdine
Supervising school:
Primary funding source:
ESRC

The aim of my research is to conduct a psychosocial exploration of the lived experiences of young adultsā€™ with wellbeing concerns. Using multi-modal and participatory research, the study aims to give voice to young people, and to examine how the cultural, environmental and social resources within Wales may be better mobilised to reflect young peoples needs. Finally, through identifying places and activities within the community which may be ā€˜therapeuticā€™, I hope to make a contribution to psychosocial and relational understandings of wellbeing, and to the literature on therapeutic spaces.

– What is the subjective lived experience of, and understandings of ill/wellbeing amongst young adults?.
– How do young adults foster wellbeing within their unique affective, interpersonal and material assemblages?.
– How might the cultural, environmental and social resources in Wales be mobilised to promote young adultsā€™ wellbeing within communities?