Relations with objects – developing holistic-participatory interventions to enhance wellbeing and recovery in patients undergoing treatment for cancer
This project is one of 15 MPhil/PhD training positions supported by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN). CHEurope is the result of a collaboration between universities and heritage institutions in Europe.
The project sets out to reframe the experience of cancer treatment as dynamic interactions with diverse object-worlds and to understand these ‘relations with objects’ as hugely significant in terms of patients developing a sense of mastery, possession and control over their recovery and well-being.
The project will explore the interconnectedness of Heritage and Well-being through a series of qualitative incremental proof of principle studies with cancer patients to:
- Design and test novel techniques and heritage based interventions for individuals undergoing curative treatment for their cancer.
- Develop research methods to understand the mechanism of the interventions and how, why and in what circumstances they are effective.
Dr Anne Lanceley