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Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing Annual Showcase

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Monday 15 April 2024

10am - 3.30pm




Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing

A student dancer mid-dance in the foreground, dancers in white in the background.

You are invited to join us for the exciting showcase event on Monday 15th April, 10am-3.30pm. This event will highlight the work of the research centre over the last year, with a range of different presentations and panels covering a variety of subjects.

Running order

Please not that there are scheduled breaks / networking opportunities throughout the day.

10am – Introduction to the Health Research Institute (Professor Greg Irving), Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing (Professor Vicky Karkou), and Links with the World Health Organisation (WHO) (Dr Nils Fietje)

10.30am – International Panel: Presentations and Discussion

  • Dr Nisha Sanjani, New York University
  • Dr Martina de Witte, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Hod Orkibi, University of Haifa
  • Dr Matthew Pelowski, University of Vienna
  • Professor Stephen Clift, Canterbury Christ Church University

11.45am & 1.15pm – Research Centre of Arts and Wellbeing: Presentations and Discussion

  • Arts4Us
  • Arts for the Blues
  • Tackling the Blues
  • Neuroscience meets dance in therapy
  • Wellbeing of staff and doctors in training
  • Create+
  • Working creatively with parents and infants
  • Experiences of black creative arts therapists

2.30pm – Friends of the Research Centre

  • Dr Zoe Moula, King’s College London
  • Eleanor Keiller, Queen Mary University
  • Jackie Edwards, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Emily Abbott, Intergenerational England
  • Dr Alex Boyd, Intercultural Roots for Public Health
  • Dr Melanie Brierley, Conscious Bodies

3.15pm – Plenary (Guila Clara Kessous) and close.

Please note that this event will be taking place on Teams.


Who is this event for?

Current students Everyone