Bruno De Oliveira is a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Brighton. He has an M.A. in Community Psychology where he used Participatory Action Research. Bruno is originally from an impoverished neighbourhood in Recife, Brazil. Bruno's passion for social justice, equity and democracy have gained the attention of the regional and national. Bruno has written extensively about current affairs in Brazil.
The focus of his current research thesis is based on co-analyzing the lived experiences of homeless people through collaborative research. He has collaborated with the NGO Emmaus Brighton on homeless issues and has produced some publications on the subject. Bruno de Oliviera who is a professional with a robust experience of working with voluntary, educational and community organisations such Emmaus Brighton (Homelessness NGO), Mosaic (Brighton), the London South Bank University, The University of Brighton and The University of Brighton Students' Union.
''Bruno was a student on the MA Community Psychology. Bruno’s work with Emmaus is an exemplar of the way that co-produced work between community organisations and university students can highlight and address key issues for marginalised groups in and around our city. Bruno was central in instigating and helping to coordinate a project which has been widely praised by a range of stakeholders and laid the foundations for a fruitful partnership between the university and key stakeholders seeking to work with homeless people in Brighton. As such, his performance on the course was outstanding. Bruno is now continuing and developing this piece of work on his PhD which I expect to be a very strong piece of work that has a significant part to play in conversations about homelessness in Brighton and beyond.'' - From a Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton.
Forthcoming chapter (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017) Chapter in Walker, C. Hanna, P. Hart, A. Building a New Community Psychology of Mental Health: Spaces, Places, People and Activities.
Conference paper: Dissensus and Conscientization: Setting the scene for a deeper understanding of Participatory Action Research as a mechanism of disruption. Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) 11th Annual Conference.
Published on Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, Vol 48. No 3 Summer (2015).
Poster for the research ‘Using Art Based Participatory Action Research (PAR) Challenging How The Media Portrays Homelessness’ November, 2015 Festival of Community Psychology. BPS, Community Psychology Section.
Working with the homeless can ‘generate knowledge for social change: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/working-homeless-can-generate-...
Exhibition to counter negatives attitudes towards the homeless: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14151614.Exhibition_to_counter_negatives_...
BRINGING THE HOMELESS IN FROM THE COLD: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/news/2015/12-14-brin...