Researcher biography

Tim Barlott is an Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and PhD candidate in Sociology (School of Social Sciences) at the University of Queensland. Tim has a background as a community practitioner, educator, and community-based participatory researcher in Canada, Australia, and internationally. His research is concerned with the theory, experience, and process of connectedness, belonging, and participation in society. Employing the conceptual work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Tim's PhD research is exploring the transformative potential of freely-given relationships for people diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Tim draws upon a Deleuzio-Guattarian framework to both analyze social formations and pursue emancipatory opportunities for people who experience marginalization.

PhD project title:

Cartographies of becoming: Exploring supportive relationships in mental health

Additional projects in process:

Supporting reflective practice for health professional students on placement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health contexts using SMS

Connectedness and technology: The experiences of people with intellectual disability using information and communication technology