Our names are Dr Agatha Herman and Professor Richard Yarwood, and we are geographers at the Cardiff University and the University of Plymouth respectively. We are currently working on a research project that is exploring the lifestyles of people living on boats.
We are really interested in hearing about your day-to-day lives, both in ‘normal’ times and currently, with a particular focus on homes, welfare and citizenship. We would love to hear your stories as these will help us better understand the benefits and challenges you experience living on the water.
We’d really appreciate it if you would participate in our survey, which should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.
This project is funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. All responses will be kept confidential and data will be analysed in such a way that it will be impossible to identify individuals. Data from the questionnaire will be used to write a final report, which will be publicly available in the autumn, as well as academic papers and conference presentations.
We would also like to delve more deeply into some of the issues in this questionnaire and would love to interview a range of boaters about their experiences of living on the water. If you would be interested in talking to us, would like to know more about the project or have any questions about the research, please get in touch:
Dr Agatha Herman
School of Geography and Planning
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff CF10 3WA
Tel +44 (0)2920874728
Professor Richard Yarwood
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Plymouth
Plymouth PL4 8AA
Tel.+44 1752 585983