Arts-based methodologies,Victoria Foster

Dr Victoria Foster is Senior External Engagement Fellow at Edge Hill University, a role which involves embedding of external engagement and knowledge exchange into the University’s research activities. Victoria is also Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility (CSR), a cross-faculty research and knowledge exchange initiative at Edge Hill University that is committed to generating opportunities for creative approaches to cross-sector collaboration and co-operation, and modelling and sharing good practice.

Centre for Social Responsibility (CSR)

Victoria has a particular interest in arts-based methodologies underpinned by feminist epistemology and her book, Collaborative Arts-based Research for Social Justice (2016; Routledge) provides a rationale for employing this approach in community settings. She also has an interest in Surrealism, particularly the work of women surrealists who had concerns for the more than human world.

Foster, Victoria (2023) Surreal encounters: Playing with the more than human at a community farm. Qualitative Inquiry. [Online first]


Foster, Victoria (2019) ‘The return of the surreal: Towards a poetic and playful sociology’, Qualitative Sociology Review, 15(1):148-164.