Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
I aim to continue participatory research with communities locally and globally. In particular with women, minorities and indigenous peoples with the intent to contribute to social change. In Februrary 2020 I commenced a PhD at the University of Adelaide researching household experiences of waste and the circular economy.
As a researcher and documentary photographer, I have used interdisciplinary research methods, combining sensory and visual ethnography with other qualitative methods to investigate and analyse complex social issues. For example how the social determinants of health and place feel to those living it, and how their stories can contribute to change (via policy or community actions).
I had a career break for the last 8 years due to being the primary carer for our child. I am based in Adelaide.
How do you reduce waste in Adelaide? I am conducting a research study about how households refuse and reduce waste. If you are interested in learning more please email Marisol Da Silva.
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Phillipov, University of Adelaide.
Date Position Institution name 2012 - 2013 Research Assistant Bond University 2010 - 2011 Research Assistant - Beaudesert Health Promotion Project Griffith University 2004 Freelance Photographer Freelance
Date Institution name Country Title 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Phd Candidate 2004 - 2009 Queensland College of Art Griffith University Australia First Class Honours Documentary Photography
Year Citation 2012 Sunderland, N., Bristed, H., Gudes, O., Boddy, J., & Da Silva, M. (2012). What does it feel like to live here? Exploring sensory ethnography as a collaborative methodology for investigating social determinants of health in place. Health and Place, 18(5), 1056-1067.
DOI Scopus38 WoS33 Europe PMC10
Year Citation 2009 Da Silva, M. (2009). Valuing subjectivity in documentary photography and the media. In https://research-repository.griffith.edu.au/handle/10072/31889. Brisbane.
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