Bryn A. Ludlow is a Ph.D. Candidate at York University in the Department of Communication Studies, York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Toronto. Her research and teaching interests specifically address themes of: curating in art and medicine; affect and technology; and visual and health communication. She has published in national and international journals, including: The Medical Post, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts, and Humanities, The American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Forum: Qualitative Social Research (F-QSR). Bryn has given guest lectures and presentations at: York University, OCAD University, The University of Toronto, GRAND-NCE, OCE Discovery, the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG).

Since 2008, Bryn’s research has focused on ‘body-mapping’, which is a method in global health research where participants trace their body, and document cognitive, emotional, or physical pain, and trauma over time, to monitor, and report on their health (de Jager et al., (FQS) 2016). Bryn has presented on the topic at national and international conferences, and co-authored a systematic review of body-mapping in 2016. To-date, she has facilitated four workshops at: The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and The Creative Works Studio at St. Michael’s Hospital. She has presented on the subject at the Social Work Beyond Borders, Social Work Artfully Workshop, at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2011), at Euphoria/Dystopia, OCAD University (Toronto, 2013), and the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Communication Association (Ottawa, 2015).

Ph.D. Candidate, York University, Communication and Culture (In-progress)
M.A., McMaster University, Health and Aging, 2012
B.F.A., OCAD University, Integrated Media, 2010

Recent Publications

de Jager, A., Tewson, A., Ludlow, B., & Boydell, K. (2016). Embodied Ways of Storying the Self: A Systematic Review of Body-Mapping. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2). Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/2526/3987

Ludlow, B.A. (26 Nov 2014). Witnessing: Creating visual research memos about patient experiences of body mapping in a dialysis unit. The American Journal of Kidney Diseases. (64) 5, p. A13-14. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.06.013.

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Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof (Supervisor)

Dr. Nell Tenhaaf

Dr. Steve Bailey

Awards & Scholarships
York Doctoral Fellowship (2016)
The Donner Canadian Foundation Scholarship for “The Stories We Tell” writing workshop (2015)
Master of Arts Thesis Award, McMaster University (2012)
Sir Edmund Walker Award for Proficiency in Integrated Media ($19,000 between 2010 and 2011)
Certificates for Outstanding Service, OCAD University (2007 and 2008)
The Governor General’s Award for Scholastic Achievement (2003)
Dr. Ursula Franklin Status of Women Award for Positive Community Service (2002)

Encounters with Canada, Arts & Culture, 2002
The Ontario Educational Leadership Centre, Athletics, 2000