Blog posts

(Mc)Mindfulness and the politics of breath

Chloe Asker, PhD student at the University of Exeter, considers the quiet activism of ‘just’ breathing. Over the course of…

Mindful Yoga videos

In 2019 our researcher Krzysztof Bierski coordinated a participatory research programme called Movement Playground. The sessions, held at Mindful Therapies…

‘She’s Breathing’ a poem by Alexandra Pârvan

While visiting the University of Bristol and working alongside Havi Carel and the Bristol team, Alexandra Pârvan was inpired to…

A pandemic of breathlessness?

Just as we are wrapping up our five-year project, we find ourselves in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Publications and other Outputs

X-rays don’t tell lies (McGuire, 2019)

The British Medical Research Council’s medical surveys of the South Wales collieries represent a key conflict between standardization and individuals’…

Disrupted breath, songlines of breathlessness (Malpass, Dodd, Feder, et al., 2019)

A ‘songline’ is a song used within Australian Aboriginal culture as a way to navigate across the land… Health research…

The meaning of the name ‘pulmonary rehabilitation’ (Oxley et al, 2019)

What’s in a name? Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), an exercise and education programme, is currently the most effective non-pharmaceutical therapy for…

Anthropology of Tobacco (Russell, 2019)

How do we understand the relationship between tobacco and humans in light of the fact that tobacco has become one…

Life of Breath Podcast Episodes