Topic:  The Politics of Resilience – Paul Hoggett and Yvon Guest, University of the West of England, Bristol

Resources: You can download Paul’s slides and Yvon’s slides.

This was our fourth Resilience Forum seminar, where we heard from Paul Hoggett and Yvon Guest from the University of the West of England, who opened up some of the small and large politics of resilience in the UK at the present time.

Biography: Yvon is a sociologist, an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and an advocate. She has also managed and delivered services for many years to disempowered young people and their families and is passionate about amplifying the voices of welfare service users. Yvon is currently working on a PhD which is a psycho social exploration of the life long impact of growing up as a child in care and also what factors shape both individual resilience and processes of resilience.

Paul is Professor of Social Policy at the University of the West of England, Bristol and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He has written and researched on the role of the emotions in organizational, community and political life and (critically) on public service reform. He is currently preoccupied with the interlinked issues of human resilience and climate change.

This session took place on Monday 29 November 2010.

The Resilience Forum is for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research!