News and events
Research Associate visit to Sri Lanka
Tom Vickers visited Sri Lanka for two weeks in May 2011 to support the final stages of data collection and hold discussons on initial findigns with the Sri Lanka-based research associates. He visited many of the villages for both the Durham Model and IASSW strands, and met with staff at the National Institute of Social Development, the Universities of Colombo, Ocean, Sabaragamuwa and Rahuna, the Coordination of Humanitarian Agencies, the British Council, Rotary Sri Lanka and many other organisations. During this period 8 focus groups and 24 individual interviews were recorded, including a total of 94 people. This provided valuable insights for the final stage of the research.
(29 June 2011)
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper's visit to Sri Lanka July 2010
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper spent the month of July 2010 in Sri Lanka engaging in research and support for our project endeavours on the island.
(2 August 2010) >> More about Professor Joy Palmer Cooper's visit to Sri Lanka July 2010
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper's visit to Sri Lanka New Year 2010
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper spent four weeks in Sri Lanka in January/February 2010 engaging in various meetings, visits and research discussions and development sessions relating to our on-going data collection.
(12 February 2010) » More about Professor Joy Palmer Cooper's visit to Sri Lanka New Year 2010
Familiarisation visit to Sri Lanka
Mark Powell visited Sri Lanka in February 2009 to familiarise himself with the activities of Durham Project Sri Lanka and meet with academics linked to the International Association of Schools of Social Work who have been active in the post-tsunami period. He also liaised with Sri Lankan Research Associates and discussed how an international research collaboration might work.
(12 February 2010)
Liaising with Sri Lankan Research Associates
Mark Powell made a further visit to Sri Lanka in August 2009 to meet with three Sri Lankan Research Associates undertaking ethnographic research in villages affected by the tsunami, and the focus of disaster responses made by members of Durham Project Sri Lanka and IASSW. Mark also made preliminary arrangements to ensure that the semi-structured conversation stage of local village research would be in a position to commence.
(12 February 2010)