Dr John HaworthVisiting Research Fellow

In October 2007 he gave a paper on his current research on ‘The Way We are Now’, which uses an innovatory experience sampling method combining visual experience with subjective wellbeing, at the Impact 5 International Conference on ‘Slices of Time’ in Tallinn, Estonia. This can be seen on the website http://www.creativity-embodiedmind.com

From 2nd February- 26 April 2008 had a solo exhibition at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery: ‘Transitions’: an exhibition of digital fine art prints, and a new photo-ethnographic project on ‘The Way We Are Now’. Prints can be seen in the Gallery at http://www.creativity-embodiedmind.com

Paper on ‘The Way We are Now’ presented at the 4th European Positive Psychology Conference in Croatia, July 2008.

Haworth, J.T. (2009) CREATIVITY, EMBODIED MIND AND WELL-BEING: innovative practice led research in digital fine art. CD Rom ISBN 978-1-900139-33-5. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University/RIHSC. This has a Gallery of images from his practice led research, and research papers, funded by the AHRC.

A Digital Surface Case Study (2009) of his practice led research into creativity can be seen on the website for the AHRC project on The Digital Surface http://www.faderesearch.com/digitalsurface

Paper presented at the Second Applied Positive Psychology conference 1-3 April 2009, University of Warwick, UK. Title of paper ‘Well-Being: individual, community and societal perspectives’. Paper in the conference proceedings on the website http://www.cappeu.org

Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Towards a Science of Consciousness. Investigating Inner Experience: Brain, Mind, Technology. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. June 11-13 2009. Conference organized in conjunction with The Centre for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. Paper Title ‘Research into subjective well-being, creativity, and embodied mind, using a mobile phone camera with an experience sampling method’

Interactive Exhibition Installation on 'A day in the life of---' also to be shown at the above conference.

The following two research websites have been redesigned and updated in conjunction with D&AW Blackburn:
http://www.creativity-embodiedmind.com
http://www.wellbeing-esrc.com

On 21 August 2013, John uploaded a video to YouTube, "Creativity in digital art", which can be viewed here.

Specialist Areas


Research into wellbeing, work and leisure; and creativity and embodied mind

Research Interests


I have two overlapping areas of research which together consitute a focus on 'conciousness, creativity and well-being'.

Professional Body Membership and Activity


British Psychological Society
Leisure Studies Association

Editorships and Consultancies


Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the international journal Leisure Studies
Spokes-person for the British Psychological Society on wellbeing, work and leisure; creativity and embodied mind
External examiner for Ph.D theses :-
Bloomfield. L. (2004) Killing Time. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Van Zwananberg. N. (2005) Flow and Individual Differences. Newcastle University, UK.
Journal article reviewer for :-
Leisure Studies
Human Relations
Community Work and Family

Impact


Spokesperson for the British Psychological Society on the topics of Work, Leisure and Wellbeing, and Creativity and Embodied Mind.
Lead for ESRC Seminar series on Wellbeing 2001/2

Research Outputs

Edited Books

Haworth J.T., Hart G. (eds) 2007. "Well-Being - Individual, Community and Social Perspectives". Palgrave MacMillan.
isbn: 978-0-230001-68-8 (0-230001-68-8)

Haworth J.T., Veal A.J. (eds) 2004. "Work and Leisure". Routledge.
isbn: 978-0-415250-58-0 (0-415250-58-7)

Chapters

Kellock A., Lawthom R., Sixsmith J.A., Duggan K., Mountian I., Haworth J.T., Kagan C.M., Brown D.P., Griffiths J., Hawkins J., Worley C., Purcell C., Siddiquee A. 2011. "Using Technology and the Experience Sampling Method to Understand Real Life" in: S. Hesse-Biber (eds) The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research . Oxford University Press. pp.542-562
isbn: 978-0-195373-59-2

Haworth J.T. 2009. "Explorations in Creativity, Technology and Embodied Mind" in: T.Freire (eds) Understanding Positive Life: Research and Practice on Positive Psychology. Lisboa: Climepsie Editores.
isbn: 978-9-727963-10-2

Kellock A., Lawthom R., Sixsmith J.A., Duggan K., Mountian I., Haworth J.T., Kagan C.M., Brown D.P., Griffiths J., Hawkins J., Worley C., Purcell C., Siddiquee A. 2009. "Researching Real Life using the ESM and Photography" in: S.N.Hesse-Biber (eds) The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research . Oxford: OUP.
isbn: 978-0-195373-59-2

Mountian I., Lawthom R., Kellock A., Sixsmith J.A., Duggan K., Haworth J.T., Kagan C.M., Brown D.P., Griffiths J., Hawkins J., Worley C., Purcell C., Siddiquee A. 2009. "On Utilising a Visual Methodology: Shared Reflections and Tensions" in: P.Reavey (eds) Visual Psychologies: Using and Interpreting Images in Qualitative Research. Routledge, London.
isbn: 978-0-415483-48-3

Haworth J.T. 2007. "Work, Leisure and Well-Being in Changing Social Conditions" in: J.T. Haworth and G. Hart (eds) Well-being: individual, community and social perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. pp.241-255
isbn: 978-0-230001-68-8

Journal Articles

Siddiquee, A. Lawthom, R., Sixsmith, J. and Haworth, J. (in press) "Using Experience Sampling method to explore flow", Leisure Studies

Siddiquee, A., Sixsmith, J., Lawthom, R. & Haworth, J. (2014) "Paid work, lifework and leisure: a study of wellbeing in the context of academic lives in higher education", Leisure Studies
DOI: 10.1080/02614367.2014.967711

Haworth J.T., Lewis S.N. 2005. "Work, Leisure and Well-Being" British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol.33 no.1, pp.67-79
issn: 1469-3534 doi: 10.1080/03069880412331335902

Haworth J.T. 2003. "Editorial - Leisure and Wellbeing" Leisure Studies, vol.22 no.4, pp.317-322
issn: 1466-4496 doi: 10.1080/0261436032000148460

Haworth J.T., Bryce J. 2003. "Psychological Well-being in a Sample of Male and Female Office Workers" Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol.33 no.3, pp.565-585
issn: 1559-1816 doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2003.tb01913.x

Bryce J., Haworth J.T. 2002. "Well-being and Flow in a Sample of Male and Female Office Workers" Leisure Studies, vol.21 no.3-4, pp.249-263
issn: 1466-4496 doi: 10.1080/0261436021000030687

Conference Presentations

Haworth J.T., Haley D.H., Pickering J. 2007. "Embodied mind, wellbeing, art and environment" at: RIHSC Conference 2007. Manchester, UK.

Haworth J.T. 2007. "Work, Leisure and Well-Being" at: 1st Applied Positive Psychology Conference: People at their Best: Work, Education and Health, University of Warwick. Warwick, UK.

Haworth J.T. 2006. "Creativity, Technology and Embodied Mind" at: Freedom and Constraint in the Creative Process in Digital Fine Art. Manchester Metropolitan University. CD-ROM

Haworth J.T. 2006. "Creativity, Technology and Embodied Mind" at: 3rd European Conference on Positive Psychology, University of Minho. Braga, Portugal.

Haworth J.T., Gollifer S., Faure-Walker J., Coldwell P., Kemp T., Pengelly J. 2005. "Freedom and Constraint in the Creative Process in Digital Fine Art: an AHRB Invited workshop" at: Proceedings of Creativitiy and Cognition 2005 Conference, Goldsmiths University, London, UK. Association for Computing Machinery. pp.310-317

Haworth J.T. 2005. "Freedom and Constraint in the Creative Process in Digital Fine Art" at: AHRB Invited Workshop, Creativity & Cognition 2005, Goldsmiths University, London. Association for Computing Machinery. pp.310-317

Haworth J.T. 2005. "Well-being in changing social conditions" at: Community, Work and Family: Change and Transformations, Manchester Metropolitan University. RIHSC, MMU.

Haworth J.T. 2005. "Vibrant Transience: an embodied lens for digital print making" at: Impact 4 Printmaking Conference, Berlin/Poznan.

Haworth J.T. 2004. "Wellbeing and life-transitions" at: 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology. Verbania Pallanza, Italy.

Haworth J.T. 2003. "Embodied Mind, Technology and Creativity" at: 3rd Impact International Printmaking Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.

Haworth J.T. 2002. "Creativity and embodied mind in digitial fine art" at: Proceedings of the Fourth Creativity and Cognition Conference 2002, Loughborough University, UK. Association of Computing Machinery. pp.28-29

Haworth J.T. 2002. "Research into Art and Technology" at: 4th Creativity and Cognition Conference, Loughborough University. Loughborough, UK.

Haworth J.T. 2002. "Wellbeing" at: 1st European Conference on Positive Psychology at Winchester, UK.

Haworth J.T. 2002. "Creativity and embodied mind in digital fine art" at: Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference. Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Haworth J.T. 2001. "Merleau-Ponty's theory of art: a route to follow" at: 5th conference of the Consciousness and Experiential Section of the British Psychological Society. Durham, UK.

Haworth J.T. 2001. "The embodied mind, technology and creativity" at: Seminar series on 'The Future of Work', the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie. Paris, France.

Research Reports

Haworth J.T., Roberts K. 2007. "Leisure: the next 25 years" for Science review for the DTI Foresight project on Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing.

Haworth J.T., Lawthom R., Mountian I., Sixsmith J.A. 2007. "Well-being and Sustainable Living" for RIHSC: MMU.
issn: 1750-1571

Haworth J.T. 2007. "Leisure: the next 25 years" for Science review for the DTI Foresight project on Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing.

Haworth J.T., Lewis S.N., Brannen J., Smithson J., Brockman M. 2005. "National Well Being, National Report: UK" for MMU and TRUC-Institute of Education, University of London.
url: http://www.workliferesearch.org/Well-being reportUK.pdf

Supervised Research Student Titles

The Psychological Contract and Organizational Commitment in a world of dynamic employment relations

John Haworth

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing

Tel: 01254 51678

Fax: 01254 51678

Email: haworthjt@yahoo.com