Jen TarrResearch Affiliate

    Jen Tarr is Assistant Professor of Research Methodology in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a health sociologist with interests in digital, visual and other sensory methods. She was PI on the ESRC/NCRM funded research project Communicating Chronic Pain: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Non-Textual Data, which included social media analysis and a series of arts workshops exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, digital photography, sound, and physical theatre as ways of communicating about pain. Previously, she developed a body mapping process using a 3D white light body scanner for the AHRC funded project Pain and Injury in a Cultural Context: Dancers’ Embodied Understandings and Visual Mapping. Her work has been published in journals such as Qualitative Researchand Sociology of Health & Illness, and she has recently published the co-edited book Painscapes: Communicating Pain(Palgrave, 2018, with EJ Gonzalez-Polledo).

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