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Linda Kemp

Research Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health


Linda is a Research Fellow in Health and Social Care.

Linda supervises students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research areas

Linda’s research is interdisciplinary, informed by social research and creative practice. The research moves between the creative and critical to include poetry, creative-critical writing, collaboration, performance and scholarly articles.

The first strand of Linda’s research blends critical theory and contemporary philosophy with health and care as social practices.

The second strand focuses on creative-critical writing and creative practices with enquiries into social questions.

Recent and ongoing research includes: qualitative research methods; self-harm and social justice; housing and social justice; the city and the imagination.

Research Interests:

  • Creative-critical writing
  • Creative practice as research
  • Critical poetics
  • Critical Theory
  • Interdisciplinary research methods blending qualitative and creative approaches
  • Theories of social practice and social reproduction
  • 20th and 21st century philosophy

External activity

  • Member of Nottingham Contemporary Academic Working Group.
  • Reviewer for Reference Reviews journal.
  • Co-organiser of Electric Arc Furnace reading series.

Sponsors and collaborators

Linda’s collaborative interdisciplinary work involves the organisation of experimental, exploratory, and open-ended or iterative projects. Recent collaborators include artists, academics, musicians and writers.