Victoria has been working in disability research at the University of Glasgow since 2011, using her Masters year to investigate the world of disability performance and dance. Currently she is working on her PhD in Human Geography, research which aims to understand more about the everyday experiences of home and decision-making for people with learning disabilities. Victoria‘s research interests lie in the mundane realities of living with learning disabilities and the creative ways in which researchers can explore these issues with their participants/ co-researchers.
Qualitative methods engaging and involving people with learning disabilities are becoming more established in the published media, but there is still room for improvement.
In her debut blog, Victoria Smillie looks at an exploration of these methods which sets out to understand how qualitative methods such as interviews and focus groups, are represented in the published journals.