Our Community Meetings are open to everyone: people living with brain injury, families, friends, professionals and anyone who is interested in brain injury.
Learn about a topic relevant to brain injury, presented by a guest speaker. Socialize with others!
Living with Injured Minds – Findings from Ethnographic Research on Brain Injuries
Speakers: Dr. Denielle Elliott and Michelle Charette
This presentation will be an overview of the research Dr. Elliott and her team have been carrying out over the past six years, exploring the everyday experiences of people living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injuries. They will share results from Phase 1 of their research which included a series of arts-based interventions including sound, stained glass, and drawings, and focused largely on the sensory (light, touch, and hearing). They will also share details about their new project, Phase 2, which focuses on testing for brain injuries, and clinical encounters between neurologists and their patients in Toronto, Montreal and Kisumu, Kenya.
D. Denielle Elliott
Denielle Elliott, PhD, is an Associate Professor of socio-cultural anthropology at York University, where she is also the Deputy-Director of the Institute for Technoscience and Society. Her current research explores the embodied experience of people living with altered neuro states and knowledge-making practices in the clinic, laboratory, and neuro-tech industry, and their convergences. She is particularly interested in how patients, doctors, and scientists make sense of that which is imperceptible and often beyond language and scientific knowing. As part of this, her research considers how sensory ethnographic methods can augment neuro-scientific understanding and facilitate collaborative and empowering epistemological approaches in neurology.
Michelle Charette is a PhD candidate in the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at York University.