Marisol Da Silva

Marisol Da Silva

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.

Circular Economy Households Poster

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  • Journals

    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 Scopus34 WoS27 Europe PMC10
  • Conference Papers

    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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