Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 19 years.
Under the umbrella term of 'arts-based research', his main efforts have involved developing tools
from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider
public or a Perfomative Social Science.

Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research
at Bournemouth University. Kip has produced films and written many articles for academic
journals and authored chapters for books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality,
and older LGBT citizens. His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including
biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and
dissemination are well-known.

Jones acted as Author and Executive Producer of
the award-winning short film,
RUFUS STONE, funded by Research Councils UK.
The film is now available for
free viewing on the Internet and has been
viewed by more than 13,000 people in 150

Areas of expertise
• Close relationships, culture and ethnicity
• Social psychology, sociology
• Ageing, self and identity
• Interpersonal processes, personality,
individual differences,
social networks, prejudice and stereotyping
• Sexuality and sexual orientation
• Creativity and the use of the
arts in Social Science

Media experience
His work has been reported widely
in the media, including:
BBC Radio 4,BBC TV news,Times
Higher Education, Sunday New
York Times, International
and The Independent.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Which Simon Biggs???

Twitter can be fun. And frustrating. This appeared recently:
"creativity and knowledge formation can be regarded as forms of social interaction rather than outcomes of activities ... Simon Biggs"

Great statement. Fits in with relational aesthetics and gets me excited.

But who is this Simon Biggs? [Turns out there are several Simon Biggs scattered around the globe in academia]

A mystery then. To be solved?


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  2. I think the quote is form his contribution to this month's discussion on empyre - - on 'Participatory Art: New Media and Archival Traces'. There's also been much discussion about narrative which I'm sure would interest you.