Francesca Bernardi

Francesca Bernardi
Edge Hill University · Department of Social Sciences

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Introduction
Francesca Bernardi is currently researching Childhood, Parenthood and Dis/ability, and an adviser for a doctoral research project on Paediatric Mobility and Design Co-production. Francesca is an elected Fellow of The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), Founder Chair of the Antonio Gramsci Society UK and Editorial Board Member of Androgyny.

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This paper considers the possibilities of analysing children’s own designs to contribute to the design of inclusive paediatric mobility interventions. The aim of this paper is threefold: (1) to develop a framework for child-centred design analysis, (2) to analyse children’s designs to explore both quantitative and qualitative insights and (3) to ex...
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The design of inclusive paediatric mobility (IPM) interventions, such as children's wheelchairs, are entangled with technological, health and social considerations. As narratives around childhood, disability and mobility shift and transform, these entanglements evolve. In order to optimise the experience of childhood mobility, IPM designers must un...
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The design of inclusive paediatric mobility (IPM) interventions, such as children's wheelchairs, are entangled with technological, health and social considerations. As narratives around childhood, disability and mobility shift and transform, these entanglements evolve. In order to optimise the experience of childhood mobility, IPM designers must un...
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During lockdown a number of arts initiatives became more readily available through twitter as well as radio announcements. An example from radio, is BBC Radio 4 and the BBC Orchestra co-produced music ensemble project, involving established musicians and members of the public. Remote access to the performance arts has been critical for individuals...
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A short reflection on remembrance, modernity and the "accumulation" of historical experience, a Gramscian perspective.
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Research involving children, deemed to have difficulties with conventional means of communication, can perpetuate reductive forms of representation of children's knowledges and experiences. This article focuses on the possibilities and opportunities that visual and creative methods can offer to researching with children. Children advance their view...
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This talk highlights the absences and omissions in childhood research. Francesca Bernardi FRSA delivers a critical essay on the invisibility of children on the margins of research and the value of visual methods to engage personal agency and self-identifying practices.
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This qualitative study promotes a better understanding of the impact of societal discourses on inclusion and childhood, and specifically on the identities of children, by exploring the unique perspectives of a group of children with autism in Italy and in the UK. The sample includes 16 children (between the ages of 6 and 10) attending mainstream pr...
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Considerations on the use of visual methods and photo methods for inclusion in research, methods and ethics of visual methodology.
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Art is one of the most powerful modes of self-expression. Using art as a communicative tool can support participation in activities that are meaningful and expressive. This encourages children to develop a self-identifying language, particularly for those who struggle with conventional communication methods.
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