Dr Tom Rice

As an ethnographic researcher Tom has conducted fieldwork in a variety of settings. He is especially interested in using film, sound recording and poetry as ways of capturing and representing the everyday practices that make up a culture. One of his projects involved a year of research in a hospital in central London. He became especially interested in the structures and hierarchies through which the work of care and treatment was organised. He also developed an interest in attitudes to work and the manner in which these link to wider institutional or corporate identities, a theme which has continued to interest him ever since.

He recently produced and presented a documentary entitled Govindpuri Sound for the BBC World Service. The programme explores the soundscape of the Govindpuri Slums in South Delhi.