Understanding the uses and values of digital stories in health and social policymaking

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Christy Newman, Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi
Research Areas: Sexuality, Health & Education
Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
Non-Staff Involved: Jessica Botfield (CSRH student)

Associate Professor Christy Newman (Centre for Social Research in Health) has led a series of pilot activities on the role of digital stories in health and social policymaking practice, in collaboration with researchers in the School of Social Sciences (Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi, Jessica Botfield), the School of Arts and Media (Kath Albury, Tanja Dreher), The Kirby Institute (Bridget Haire), the Black Dog Institute (Katherine Boydell) and Nura Gili (Reuben Bolt). Pilot research, funded by UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, explored organisational perspectives on digital storytelling in these sectors, and then the ethical issues associated with visual research methods, with publications produced from both of these activities. Applications for further funding are in development.


Lenette C;Botfield JR;Boydell K;Haire B;Newman CE;Zwi AB, 2018, 'Beyond Compliance Checking: A Situated Approach to Visual Research Ethics', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11673-018-9850-0

Botfield JR;Newman CE;Lenette C;Albury K;Zwi AB, 2017, 'Using digital storytelling to promote the sexual health and well-being of migrant and refugee young people: A scoping review', Health Education Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0017896917745568

Newman CE;Albury K;Lenette C;Botfield J;Zwi A, 2016, Organisational perspectives on digital storytelling in promoting healthy relationships and sexual health among diverse young people: a pilot study, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/Digital_storytelling_short_report.pdf