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This seminar will explore the use of meta-ethnography as a tool to prioritise lived experience in qualitative evidence synthesis. Meta-ethnography emphasises the separation of primary participant data from author interpretation throughout the synthesis process.
This review method is therefore best positioned to facilitate the synthesis of research on communities which have historically been misrepresented, under-represented or abused during the research process, by requiring reviewers to pay close attention to the construction of narratives by community members themselves.
The methodological approach and findings of a systematic review and meta-ethnography on the lived experiences of transgender forced migrants and their mental health outcomes will be presented.
The second part of this seminar will focus on conducting lived experience primary research with refugees. Susannah will discuss how the lived experiences of refugees and asylum seekers have been embedded into the development of psychoeducational resources to improve access to primary healthcare for refugees in the UK.
This project was run in collaboration with the Refugee Council and their service-users.
About the Speaker:
Susannah Hermaszewska is a NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research.
Her work has a special focus on qualitative research, evidence synthesis methods and coproduction work.
Her main interests include mental distress and service provision for refugees and asylum-seekers, and the ethics of conducting research with severely marginalised populations.
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