You have reached the online home of Helen Johnson. I am a poet/researcher available for research consultancy work, project evaluation, poetry performances, event organisation, public speaking, performance poetry workshops (adults and children), and Psychology tutoring. To explore my various social scientific, educational and artistic dimensions please click on one of the tabs above. Alternatively, for two-way interaction, please e-mail me.
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I am a poet and an academic, which means that I not only live in an ivory tower, but can describe it, using vivid imagery and interesting metaphors...
Applications to perform on Glastonbury Festival's poetry stage have now opened! The deadline to get applications in is Fri 1st March. Read the full call here.
I will be running a free public event on participatory arts-based research in Brighton on Sat 9th March. See the events page for more details.
I am currently working on developments in a new method for collaborative, arts-based research, 'collaborative poetics,' which I founded (with a group of young spoken word artists) in 2016 at McGill University's Participatory Cultures Lab. To find out more about this method, the Collaborative Poetics Network and our events, please see our website here.
I have a new co-authored article on collaborative, arts-based research available online, via the journal Qualitative Research in Psychology. You can access the article here.
In 2015 I changed my name from Helen Gregory to Helen Johnson. You will see references to both names here - and elsewhere in my professional life.