Dr Mary Pearson
I am a photographer and academic completing my PhD titled Echoes of Time: an exploration of photography, land, and memories at the University of Plymouth.
My research looks at the interconnection between lines, borders, memory, and place. This research is twofold and looks at the local and far-away in relation to my sense of place, home, and connection to places both where I am emplaced and where I visit yet feel a deep sense of belonging.
A side area of research which I hope to develop further is investigating places where people live with the daily threat of volcanic eruptions and how this disrupts their sense of place.