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Biography

Helen is Professor of Childhood Studies and Director of Research in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. Her research is focused on understanding the everyday lives of children and the development of methods to enable children’s participation in research. Helen’s publications bring together her interests in creative visual methods, visual culture and research ethics.

Helen leads a European project on children’s digital citizenship. ‘Cyber Safe Generation: Digital education by design’ (CyGen) is a 3 year collaboration with partner institutions in Denmark, Belgium & Greece. The project works with children, teachers and parents to co-design and co-produce educational resources to support children’s digital literacy and is funded as part of Erasmus+ Key Action 2 for Higher Education.

Helen is also co-investigator and social science lead on a multidisciplinary project on pollinator habitats exploring landscape preferences, connectedness and wellbeing using novel digital visual methods. Funded by RCUK as part of its Global Food Security programme and led by the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research at the University of Reading with partners at the Universities of Northampton and Lund, the research aims to identify the impacts of climate and land use changes on pollinating insects in order to increase resilience and sustainability of the UK food system.

Helen currently supervises PhD students on topics including digital literacy, parenting, poverty and social exclusion. She leads postgraduate modules on data collection and analysis and has developed international postgraduate training in creative and visual methods and research ethics (funded by the ESRC).

Her undergraduate teaching includes lectures on: Interpreting childhood; Researching ethically with children, Childhood wellbeing and the social determinants of health.

 

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Northampton

2017 → …

Convenor - Visual sociology study group, The British Sociological Association

2015 → …

Peer review college, Economic & Social Research Council

2010 → …

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Editorial
reminiscence
Parenting
Anxiety
childhood
anxiety
1 Citation (Scopus)

A visual and creative approach to exploring people with dementia's experiences of being students at a school in Denmark

Ward, A., Schack Thoft, D., Lomax, H. & Parkes, J., 12 Jul 2018, In : Dementia. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Denmark
dementia
Dementia
Students
school

Participatory visual methods for understanding children's lives in marginalized neighborhoods

Lomax, H., Jan 2018, SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Open Access
participation
photography
everyday life
research project
video

Understanding Online Images: Content, context and circulation as analytic foci

Lomax, H. & Fink, J., 2018, (Accepted/In press) The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods. Mannay, D. & Pauwels, L. (eds.). 2 ed. SAGE Publications

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

online media
Social Relations
everyday life
networking
examination

Visual Ethnography: Reflections on Social Research Methods

Lomax, H., Fink, J. & Mannay, D., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods. SAGE Publications, 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social research
ethnography
research method
visual material
anthropology