“PhD in Somatics”
PhD BY Publication, PhD by Practice & Traditional PhD
Dr Amanda Williamson is available as a co-supervisor for PhDs and MAs which explore somatics from a range of perspectives such as:
"Community health and well-being"
"Practice-based pedagogical research"
"Somatics, physiology and the development of new practice"
“Language and ecosomatic awareness”
“Somatics and the human condition”
“Spirituality, somatics and dance”
“Ecofeminism, the body and nature”
“Indigenous cosmologies, post-colonialisms, inter-culturalism and somatics"
“Somatic Movement Therapy applied in arts health and social prescription”
“Archaeology, ancient spirituality and dance”
“Ecolinguistics and somatics”
Somatics has affected many areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences, through raising awareness of how body experience impacts our health and shapes our world. We welcome students committed to personal, social, political and environmental change; and students from diverse backgrounds who can help raise awareness of ecosomatic worldviews in different cultures.
PhDs are taught by the University of Gloucestershire, subject to acceptance of a research proposal and the creation of a supervisory team consisting of staff at the University of Gloucestershire and Dr Amanda Williamson. PhD students will need to have completed a Master degree beforehand. For a PhD by publication it is necessary to have published a series of peer-reviewed journal articles or books with academic publishers. For details of postgraduate degrees at the University of Gloucestershire including fees please see https://www.glos.ac.uk/research/Pages/postgraduate-research-degrees.aspx
For more information please contact Dr Amanda Williamson (email@example.com)”
Somatics is a unique field of interdisciplinary study that offers people the opportunity (community, space & time) to enter into a conscious relationship with Self, which in turn affects other relationships - with colleagues, animals, children, loved ones, family and nature. It provides a path to exploring what it means to be human through reflection on embodiment, movement and emplacement.
Applicants should already hold an MA, unless applying for a PhD by publication, in which case candidates should have a strong list of peer-reviewed publications with academic journals/publishers.
For more information and an informal discussion please contact
Dr Amanda Williamson: firstname.lastname@example.org