Rose developed a passion for both conversation analysis and grassroots organisations during her undergraduate degree at the University of York, for which her dissertation focused on interaction in phone calls to a volunteer-run feminist helpline.
On completing her BA she went on to work in the voluntary sector for over a decade. She specialised in providing advice and support to small, volunteer-run community organisations, with the aim of giving them the resources and skills needed to turn their ideas into realities.
Rose returned to academia in 2018 after receiving a White Rose Doctoral Training Programme studentship. Her MA Social Research provided an opportunity to revisit conversation analysis (CA). Her dissertation focused on turn-taking in talk-in-interaction, examining use of post-other-talk increments.
Rose began her PhD studies in September 2019. Her research brings together her interests in grassroots organising and interaction by focusing on the organising processes of community organisations operating during the COVID-19 crisis.
Rose's areas of research include:
Rose's PhD research focuses on community organising during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis in the UK. It has two strands:
In combination, these two strands of research will offer insight into the constitution and construction of both community organisations/groups/movements themselves, and the discourses surrounding their role and significance during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, see the Communities 2020 website.
In addition, Rose is investigating the use of post-other-talk increments in interaction – a project she began as part of her MA Social Research.
Rose works as a research assistant on a University of Huddersfield School of Human and Health Sciences project exploring service-user perceptions of spirituality in mental-health care.
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