9th June 2016: A Critical Examination of Self by Donna Peach

Come along to The Castle Hotel at 7pm to listen to Donna’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and learn what she has to share…

Donna Peach
Donna Peach

Name of speaker:

Donna Peach

Title of talk:

A critical examination of self

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

  • The different ways in which we can understand what it means to be human
  • How do we make sense of who and what we are?
  • Where does personality meet the various social roles that we inhabit?
  • Examples from research into adults contemplating adoption

A few paragraphs on your subject:

We will traverse several theoretical paths to explore how we can understand people who want to become parents without pregnancy. In doing so, we will problematize concepts of motherhood that are anchored to maternal instincts and demonstrate the gap between how recruitment campaigns construct who is an adoptive parent and people’s personal experiences.

A few paragraphs about you:

Donna Peach A Lecturer in Social Work, Donna was the Principal Investigator of the Rotherham CSE Needs Analysis study.  Donna also has key roles in several child sexual abuse research projects, including Principal Investigator evaluating the CTZN project, Rotherham Voluntary Association’s BASE project and MOSAIC II in Bradford. As a Registered Social Worker, her 30 year career includes working with individuals and families who have experienced abuse and trauma. She also has extensive family court experience working for CAFCASS and as an expert witness.
Her research interests are situated within a critical social psychology paradigm and include: adoption, childhood sexual abuse, parenting, familial relationships, social and familial policy, power relations, feminist theory, social protest, ethics, social media, qualitative methodologies, pluralism, dialogism, phenomenology and discourse analysis. You can find Donna on twitter via @donna_peach or email [email protected]

What are your weblinks?

Twitter – @donna_peach
Email – [email protected]