Dr Anna Cole
I have a background in academic research and over a decade working in a grass-roots, international non-profit organization and specialise in community-based, participatory action research. My research draws on the ethics and methodology of Grounded Theory which places the impact on those involved in the research at the centre of the study.
For both my academic and community-engaged research and projects I have been the recipient of a number of grants and awards including: Prime Minister’s Fellowship at the Museum for Australian Democracy; Research Fellowship, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas; Visiting Researcher, Paris Universite VIII; Gerard Hermes Peace Foundation Community Award, and a Boeing International Philanthropic Fund (for documentary film).
I currently work as oral history consultant on a project I helped write: ‘PARCS Grows Everybody’: The History and Heritage of the Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counseling Service, 1981-2021’, with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, senior staff from the former Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service, the Portsmouth History Centre archive, and a Portsmouth-based Young Feminist Collective, made possible by the Heritage Fund.