26 min

Dyslexia and the PhD with Selina Busby The PhD Life Raft Podcast

    • Self Help

Selina Busby is a Principal Lecturer in Applied Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  Her research and practice focus on theatre that invites the possibility of change, both in contemporary plays and in participatory performance. She has published widely in the field and is a co-editor of Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre. 
 
In this episode we talk about Selina’s experience of conducting research and writing up a thesis as a person with dyslexia.
 
We talk about the aspects of neurodiversity that Selina sees as making her a stronger researcher.
 
Selina talks about her resistance to - and then love of! - having a support worker.
 
We reflect on strategies for writing and editing.
 
Selina shares the idea of “cognitive justice”.
 
You can find out more about Selina’s work here:  https://www.cssd.ac.uk/staff-profiles/dr-selina-busby

Selina Busby is a Principal Lecturer in Applied Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  Her research and practice focus on theatre that invites the possibility of change, both in contemporary plays and in participatory performance. She has published widely in the field and is a co-editor of Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre. 
 
In this episode we talk about Selina’s experience of conducting research and writing up a thesis as a person with dyslexia.
 
We talk about the aspects of neurodiversity that Selina sees as making her a stronger researcher.
 
Selina talks about her resistance to - and then love of! - having a support worker.
 
We reflect on strategies for writing and editing.
 
Selina shares the idea of “cognitive justice”.
 
You can find out more about Selina’s work here:  https://www.cssd.ac.uk/staff-profiles/dr-selina-busby

26 min