3. Members


Alana Jelinek
Dr, Arts & Humanities Research Council Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Current research area(s): The relationship between collectors, collections and the collected

Research project(s): Is art a type of knowing? http://www.alanajelinek.com
e-mail: aj374@cam.ac.uk

Alexander Damianisch
Research Management, University of Applied Arts Vienna            

Current research area(s): Arts-based Research, Development of the Arts, Applied Arts, Expanded Research, Implicit Knowledge,
Practice based Research, Research in the Arts, Research through the Arts, Research on the Arts

Research project(s): The aim of my work is to accompany and support endeavours regarding practices of artistic research with the objective to identify specific criteria pertaining to this specific process of knowledge production and thereby empower these actions further. Central topics of artistic research are focused in my work (applied art), evaluated and used to generate specific processes for knowledge development by development of institutional settings.
e-mail: alexander.damianisch@uni-ak.ac.at

Alice Sachrajda

Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Alumni of London School of Economics (MSc in Human Rights)

Current research area(s): I am currently carrying out research on immigration in the UK, including policies around integration.

Research project(s): I have carried out qualitative research projects on a range of social policy areas including care for older people, welfare to work and services in rural communities. Before working at IPPR I carried out research into the experiences of women who had been trafficked. I am interested in incorporating participatory and arts-based methods when carrying out qualitative research.

e-mail: alice.sachrajda@gmail.com


Angelika Böck
I graduated 1992 in interior design (Dipl.Ing.) and 1998 in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Human perception and representation are the focal point of my work. I apply dialogical strategies for my research in and through art. Be it participatory site-specific public art projects or the ‘Dialogical Portraits’, which I realised in the Republic Ivory Coast, Finnmark, Central Australia, Yemen, Malaysia and Mongolia.

Current research area(s): Human perception, Human representation, portrayal as an art form, conversational art, participatory public art

Research project(s) : As an artist my interest is directed at forms of expressions, practices, rituals, or signs in various contexts aiming to set side by side different contemporary modes of perception and representation of the individual – which I have come to regard as forms of “portrait.” This has resulted in a series of '(self)portrayals', for which I have applied a 'dialogical' strategy by placing myself as the subject to be negotiated, studied and represented through interpretations by my fellow human beings. I call this artistic research and strategy 'dialogical portraiture', as it challenges and expands the parameters of the conceptions and conventions of portraiture.


e-mail: kontakt@angelika-boeck.com

 Anna Bagnoli
 Dr., Associate Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Tutor and Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. 
 PPS Director of Studies (2012-13), Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

Current research area(s): Qualitative methods, visual and arts-based methods. Young people and the process of identity construction. Migration and identities. Gender and scientific careers

Research project(s): 
 Narratives of Identity and Migration: an Autobiographical Project on Young People in England and Italy, PhD Project investigating the process of identity formation in young people with mixed qualitative methods.Funded by EC   Marie Curie TMR Fellowship (1998-2000), Ramon y Cajal Scholarship (2001-2002), and ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002-2003)

 Young Lives and Times. Qualitative longitudinal project investigating the identities and everyday lives of a cohort of young people with a mix of qualitative methods. Funded by ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Real  Life Methods Node (2005-2008)
e-mail: ab247@cam.ac.uk

Angie Titchen
Professor, Independent Practice Development & Research Consultant; Visiting Professor, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland; Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University Australia; Principal Investigator, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands and; Associate Fellow, University of Warwick, England

Current research area(s): Passionate about practice development and research that brings criticality and creativity together. I have researched and published widely on: the philosophical, theoretical and methodological underpinnings of critical creativity; research artistry; use of creative arts media in research, the nature of professional practice and expertise; professional knowledge and; facilitation of experiential learning.

Research project(s): McCormack B. and Titchen A. (2006) Critical creativity: melding, exploding, blending, Educational Action Research: an International Journal, 14(2), 239-266.
Titchen A. & McCormack B. (2010) Dancing with Stones: Critical creativity as methodology for human flourishing, Educational Action Research: An International Journal, 18(4), 531-554.
e-mail: A.Titchen@fontys.nl

Ann Dorrit Guassora

MD, PhD, The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, Denmark

Current research area(s): Discussions of lifestyle in general practice, conversation analysis. Analysis is based on videorecording of consulations and addresses negotiations of lifestyle as a problem and the patient’s role in face of health risks.

Research project(s): I am a researcher who is also doing sculptures. My sculptures are not formally integrated in the research process, but I have found that several times sculptures have helped me recognize something that was only emerging dimly during analysis. Sculptures often seem to have been ahead of the formal analysis I did in research, helping me express something that was not yet articulated in writing.   

e-mail : anngu@sund.ku.dk

Arno Boehler
Univ.Doz.Dr.habil.; University Vienna, Department of Philosophy

Current research area(s): Philosophy as art based research; Philosophy On Stage (Website: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/arno.boehler/php/?p=3142 )

Research project(s): Generating Bodies (TRP12-G21), sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Projektwebsite (English): http://homepage.univie.ac.at/arno.boehler/php/?p=3361


Caroline Howarth
Dr; LSE (BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge; MSc and PhD in Social Psychology from LSE)


Current research area(s)Multiculturalism, community arts, racism, social identities, social representations, qualitative methods. 


Research project(s)I have completed a research project that examined the social psychological impact of a community arts project. This examined the ways in which such a ‘safe space’ helps support the development of positive social identities and collaborate strategies for dealing with racism. See a paper on this: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35987/

 I am also developing a research project about multiculturalism in the everyday, that shall involve using arts in social research. For a theoretical piece on this see: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/socialPsychology/faculty/caroline_howarth/Howarth-and-Andreouli-paper-FINAL.pdf   
Moredetails on my research can be found at: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/socialPsychology/faculty/caroline_howarth/Home.aspx

e-mail: c.s.howarth@lse.ac.uk 


Catherine Lamont-Robinson

Dr, Honorary Lecturer in Social and Community Medicine: Bristol University. Visiting lecturer at Bath Spa, Bournemouth and Southampton University.

Current research area(s): Lead artist/researcher with 5x5x5=creativity at Bath Spa University. Co-researcher in medical education at Bristol University undertaking a disability study initiated by Dr Trevor Thompson.

Research project(s): Dr Louise Younie and I are currently conducting collaborative research into the impact of the creative arts within medical education and GP surgeries. Practitioner/Consultant to a post-stroke rehabilitation arts in healthcare project initiated by Dr Caroline Ellis-Hill at Bournemouth University.

e-mail: catherineannlr@msn.com

Chaim Noy

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of South Florida

Current research area(s): Performance Studies; interaction, narrative and discourse; mobility and tourism studies; masculinity; embodiment; materiality and technology in everyday life.

Research project(s): There are two relevant projects: first, I work with and study artists who are activists in the context of national politics in Israel/Palestine. I am interested in what art/ists can contribute to social and political change, and can this become, as well as with the different types of knowledge (or knowledges) that academic research and art produce. Second, I study heritage museums ethnographically, and through the lends of Performance Studies, I examine visitors’ interaction with the museum and their artistic performances.

Charlotte Tulinius
MD, PhD, MHPE, MRCGP. Convenor of the forum.
Associate Professor of Postgraduate Education, The Research Unit for General Practice
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, www.fe.ku.dk
Senior member, St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, UK 

Current research area: Works with development of research methods for data collection and data analysis within the cross field of medical educational research & creativity and the arts.

Current research project: "Being a GP in the Nordic countries", a description of what it means to be a family doctor in the Nordic countries, using as data creative and artistic representations made by the doctors themselves,             with the aim to communicate the results as a photo book and a film.In cooperation with Arthur Hibble, The East of England Multi-professional Deanery, Cambridge UK, Per Stensland Associate professor of University of Bergen,     Norway, and Carl Edvard Rudebeck, GP in Sweden and Professor in general practice, Tromsoe University, Norway. See more at https://sites.google.com/site/nordicgp/
e-mail: ct419@cam.ac.uk  or tulinius@sund.ku.dk 

Claire Balmer
Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, (PhD pending corrections!)

Current research area(s): Cancer research (esp. survivorship issues and sociological response to illness)

Research project(s): Using Photovoice To Explore Living With And After Cancer
e-mail: C.Balmer@warwick.ac.uk

Dacia Viejo-Rose
PhD, British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge

Current research area(s): My research interests lie at the nexus between cultural heritage and the politics of the past. At the moment my work focuses on violence - including dynamics threat, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and danger. I am especially interested in how cultural heritage is used, and abused, during armed conflicts to divide, exclude, and intimidate. The motivation behind this line of questioning is to try and discover potential mechanisms for ‘disarming’ heritage so that it can be a tool for constructive dialogue, dignity, and respect. Coming out of, and feeding into, this main line of my research are others such as trying to understand how developments in the neuroscience of memory might be applied to heritage studies, and the relationship between cultural and natural heritage.

Research project(s)With varying degrees of direct relevance to my current research, I am involved in collaborations with a cultural centre in France, and a contemporary arts festival in London.  Through both of these collaborations, and others that are presently in the works, my desire is to develop different, collaborative, ways of communicating the research and exploring the questions that it throws up together with artists and the public.

David Azul

Dr, Lecturer in Speech Pathology and Critical Sexuality Studies, La Trobe Rural Health School and Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Australia.

Current research area(s): 

-          transdisciplinary conceptual and creative approaches to research in human communication with a special focus on notions of “voice” and “writing”

-          sex and gender diversity in human communication and options of support services

Research project(s): I am in the process of preparing my PhD thesis, entitled, The Intimate Life of My Voice: Writing, Sounding, (Gender) Performance, for publication (it is a collection of written texts and audio recordings that perform, examine and critique notions of (life) writing, voice, communication, gender, subjectivity, performativity and performance). On a larger scale I work towards exploring the resistances to and increasing the acceptance of transdisciplinary conceptual and creative approaches to research in Speech Pathology and in the Health Sciences more generally.
e-mail: D.Azul@latrobe.edu.au

Davina Kirkpatrick
PhD student University of the West of England 

Current research area(s): Bereavement, loss, grief, memory studies, ritual, collaborative practice, visual arts practice

Research project(s): Doctoral research project - Stories, lost voices absence through loss and landscape: a practice based study of collaborative projects.

e-mail: davina2.kirkpatrick@live.uwe.ac.uk and  davina.kirkpatrick@virgin.net


Donna West

PhD, Postdoctoral researcher and teacher (Narrative Inquiry, Autoethnography, Visual Inquiry). Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol

Member of the Narrative Inquriy Centre (NIC). www.bristol.ac.uk/education/people/group/details/1901 

Member of Learning Lives at the Graduate School of Education . http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/people/group/thematic-group/3204

Member of University of Bristol’s Identities Research Group .  http://www.bristol.ac.uk/research/themes/identities.html


Current research area(s): Deaf Studies & Narrative Inquiry


Research project(s): Metaphor in Creative Sign Language: www.bristol.ac.uk/bslpoetryanthology

Cities, Universities and Everyday Life Identities: www.bristol.ac.uk/education/people/project/264

e-mail address: donna.west@bristol.ac.uk

Edye Hoffmann
Director, dementia COMPASS

Current research area(s): Identity and agency in older people, particularly those with dementia and their carers. Quality of life improvements, arts, music, exercise, social inclusion.

I am particularly interested in finding effective qualitative and quantitative measures around health outcomes, art and quality of life.

Research project(s): The impact of art discourse and experience in a museum setting for people living with dementia, both carer and the person diagnosed.

e-mail: ehoffmann@dementiacompass.com

Elizabeth Hale
Dr; Senior Lecturer in English and Writing, School of Arts, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, Australia. While in Cambridge, am a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, and a Visiting Scholar in Children’s Literature at the PLACE group in the Faculty of Education.

Current research area(s): Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature. Representations of talent in Children’s Literature, 1857-1914. Classical Reception Studies. New Zealand Children’s Literature

Research project(s): I have received funding from the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund in Australia to run ‘Creative Communities: Children’s Writers and Illustrators in Residence in the New England Region’.  This program, which runs for 3 years, brings Writers and Illustrators, 3 per year, to Armidale (a university town in rural New South Wales), to live on the campus, to have time to write/draw and develop projects, and to run creative workshops for a range of community groups. So far, the project has reached a wide variety of participants, from schools (primary and secondary, public and private), tertiary institutions (university and polytechnic), artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other interested members of the community. I am seeking to develop the program further, to incorporate indigenous writers and illustraotrs, for instance, and also to build links between the university and the arts community in Armidale, focusing in particular on the art gallery.  And I am seeking to develop a body of research about the program—about the connections between the university and the artist community, for instance; but also reflective work, from the illustrators and writers. 
e-mail: ehale@une.edu.au

Eliza Garnsey  

PhD Student, Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Forum administration supporter

Current research area: arts and post-conflict justice. 

Research project: My doctoral research examines the justice-arts nexus, specifically looking at how creative expressions can facilitate post-conflict justice and the rebuilding of societies after mass atrocity. 

e-mail: esg35@cam.ac.uk 

 Elke Mark
Artist/researcher working on dissertation to earn a doctors degree within a model connecting research and art at the Offenbach University of Art and Design in Germany

Current research area(s): Haptics, Body, Movement, Performance Art 

Research project(s): ENROLLED --‐ Medial deposits? Which traces are left in the individual through the use  of digital media?  The focus of this artist dissertation is the investigation of  the significance of touch and tactility in the context of digital media. The reference to the human body, being understood as a "haptic body", is the initial point of the research. The hand as a communication  and action organ is part of the artistic practical work. Essential here is the tactile contact when handshaking is  bringing both interaction partners as touched and touching in one. Using approaches  of performance art with a view on bodily issues and representation  traces of tactility and influences of  the media to the user will be explored as  well as undertaking the attempt to develop a physical  and digital  tactile comparative artistic "language practice". 
e-mail: post@elkemark.com

Emily Taylor
Dr; Research Associate, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge

Current research area(s):   Public acceptability of health behaviour policies; patient experience in primary care

e-mail:  ejt22@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Emma Ramsden

Leeds Metropolitan University, State registered Dramatherapist (Health and Care Professions Council)

Current research area(s): PhD (final months of writing up) based on Children as Co-researchers of their Dramatherapy experiences.

Practitioner-Researcher and Clinical Supervisor.  Currently in the final stage of her PhD with Leeds Metropolitan University, focusing on agency, empowerment and consent by engaging children as co-researchers of their therapeutic experiences in order to explore and support ‘children’s voices’ expanding on the theories of the new sociology of childhood.   Publication of several chapters about dramatherapy practice in education and high secure forensic psychiatry and PhD process, in publications focusing on dramatherapy, education,  psychotherapy and ethics.
Also more than a decade working as a therapist and clinical supervisor in the high secure forensic psychiatric field.  In this context I have developed programmes and interventions for mentally ill offenders in areas of victim empathy, sexual offending and violent offending.  With a background in film theory and criticism alongside therapy qualification,  I also teach as a VL at Leeds University, for the Masters in teaching programme, focusing on emotional and behavioural difficulties in the classroom.  I have been a VL at Goldsmiths (University of London), Roehampton University and The University of Reading over my 15 year career.  

Research project(s):  Co-researching in creative therapies.  Issues of ‘assent’ and ‘consent’ in the context of the new sociology of childhood.  
e-mail: emmaramsden@mac.com

Faye Simpson
Dr.   Lecturer In Community Archaeology and Public History Manchester Metropolitan University, FSA, FHEA, MIFA.

Current research area(s): Archaeology and Wellbeing. 
The Application Qualitative Research Methodologies in the measurement of Archaeological Value
The Impact of Excavating Human Remains on the Community

Research project(s) : Bones Without Barriers: Oakington Community Archaeology Project
e-mail address: f.simpson@mmu.ac.uk

Frances O’Brien

Jungian Analyst – Society of Analytical Psychology and Art Psychotherapist – British Association of Art Therapists.

Current research area(s):  not involved in research at present, but wishing to think deeply about how I might develop my ideas into research.

Research project(s): I am interested in how early life experiences that have been less than optimal, leading to difficulties such as those described in research into neurobiology, trauma and attachment can be demonstrated to be helped by the healing process of making art within the context of a therapeutic relationship. I would like to explore whether there is a correlation between brain activity during art making and the brain activity of trauma and how this could be harnessed for therapeutic benefit. 

e-mail: frances.obrien60@googlemail.com

Hannah Zeilig
Research Fellow, Institute of Gerontology, King’s College, London. Research Fellow, School of Allied Health Professions, University of East Anglia.

Current research area(s): Ageing and the humanities. Critical gerontology. Cultural representations of ageing and dementia and the beauty of age. Ways of using the arts to train the dementia care workforce.

Research project(s): Dementia workforce training using the arts.
e-mail: Hannah.zeilig@kcl.ac.uk   h.zeilig@uea.ac.uk

Helen Gregory
Dr, Psychology Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire

Current research area(s): Digital/online media, peer mentoring and poetry education in the context of youth slam and spoken word. 
Neural correlates of creativity

Research project(s): Educational applications of youth poetry slam. Poetic interventions in dementia care. 
Identity, power and interaction in (youth and adult) poetry slam.The evolution of youth slam and spoken word in the U.K.

Helen Kara
Dr., Independent researcher since 1999, in social care and health, with considerable experience of creative methods at all stages of the research process. Also Associate Research Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre, Birmingham University.

Current research area(s): Client work is primarily evaluation research at present. With TSRC I am researching the extent to which evaluation methods used by third sector health services in England address social inequalities. I also write on research methods – my latest book, Research And Evaluation For Busy Practitioners (The Policy Press), is due for publication in October.

Research project(s): writing project.  I have submitted a proposal to The Policy Press for a book on a topic which is directly relevant to the forum’s focus.  The proposal is currently going through peer review and my editor is confident of favourable reports.  I hope to have received those reports and made any recommended revisions to the proposal by the time of the meeting on 12 October.  I should then be in a position to tell group members more about my project.
e-mail: helen@weresearchit.co.uk

Helle Winther
Associate professor PhD. Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. University of Copenhagen. Denmark.

Current research area(s): Movementpsychology, dancepsychotherapy, dance and personal development, body language, embodied leadership & embodied professionalism.

Research project(s):
The dancing nurses: About embodied professional competence, contact and touch.
The language of the body in professional practise. (contact, presence, leadership and personal development).
Movementpsychology - the language of the body and the psychology of movement based at the dancetherapyform Dansergia.
e-mail: hwinther@ifi.ku.dk

Jenny Hall
Dr, Senior Midwifery lecturer, Centre for Health and Clinical Research, UWE, Bristol

Current research area(s): Currently pursuing midwifery based research. Have written widely around midwifery subjects and the use of art in relation to spirituality education.

Research project(s): EdD thesis The essence of the art of a midwife: holistic, multidimensional meanings and experiences explored through creative inquiry http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16560/

(with Margaret Broadberry and Marian Bailey) Evaluation of using drama to explore user centred care in interprofessional education UWE, 2010 (awaiting publication) 
(with Mary Mitchell) Creativity and spirituality: student midwives creative expression of the meaning of birth UWE: 2005

e-mail: Jenny.hall@uwe.ac.uk


Jenny Speirs
PhD student in Sociology at the University of Glasgow. Member of University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Current research area(s): LGBTQ young people, sexuality and gender, identity, mental health and wellbeing, the internet, visual sociology, arts-based methodologies.

Research project(s): My PhD research aims to explore how LGBT and queer-identified young people who use the internet experience, construct and manage psychological wellbeing. My research will hopefully involve arts based methodologies.

e-mail: j.speirs.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Jens Badura
Dr. habil. MAS; Institute for the Performing Arts and Film – Head of the Research area “Performative Practice”. 
Senior Researcher at “SINLAB” Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). Speaker of the “Platform for Artistic Research in Austria” (PARA)

Current research area(s): Aesthetics; Artistic Research; Philosophy of Culture

Research project(s): Sensous knowledge – an aesthetic epistemology for artistic research (international, interdisciplinary research initiative coordinated at Zurich University of the Arts)
SINLAB – Towards an Alliance between the Performing Arts and Sciences (Cooperation between the  Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Theatre School “Manufacture” Lausanne; Zurich University of the Arts Zurich and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich).
e-mail address: jens.badura@zhdk.ch 

Jonas Leonhard Tinius
Doctoral Researcher, King’s College, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Current research area(s): Anthropology of Theatre and Performance; German Studies; Artistic and Creative Processes; Imagination and Ethics; Cultural Politics and Art Patronage

Research project(s): My doctoral research focuses on theatrical creativity and the ethnographic study of artistic institutions. My ethnographic study is concerned with the particular traditions and crises of art patronage that have emerged throughout the history of the German Kulturstaat, from feudal courtly-theatres to current-day city-theatres. Regional focus of this study is the Ruhr area and the impact of the European Culture Capital project on its postindustrial cultural politics. Institutionally, this research focuses on the western German Theater an der Ruhr, and the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of their creative process and international theatre philosophy.
Beyond this study, I am interested in the study of creative processes, the imagination and interdisciplinary approaches to art.  www.jonastinius.weebly.com

e-mail: jlt46@cam.ac.uk

Josie Billington
Dr., Deputy Director, Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems (CRILS), University of Liverpool.

Current research area(s): Victorian Literature; reading and health (see below). Victorian Literature specialist in the School of English, University of Liverpool. Currently working on editions of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Oxford University Press) and Margaret Oliphant (Pickering & Chatto). Managing cross-disciplinary research initiatives in the area of literature and mental health (reading in relation to depression, dementia and psychological distress) in collaboration with the School of Medicine and Psychology at University of Liverpool, and in partnership with The Reader Organisation, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Mersey Care NHS Trust and Ministry of Justice.  

Research project(s): 'Literature-Based Intervention for Women Prisoners' (Dept of Health/Home Office.)   

'Arts in Health Research/Evaluation Programme' (Dept of Culture, Media and Sport via Public Engagement Foundation) investigating benefits of shared reading for chronic pain.

Currently collaborating with: Universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glamorgan, Glasgow, Strathclyde on a range of AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) projects in the field of Participatory Arts and Well-Being; with University College London on reading and dementia study; with Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester on ‘Reading with Chilren ad Families’ project, 
‘A Practice-Informed Study of the Theoretical Bases for Bibliotherapy’ (Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative Doctoral Programme) exploring the existing theoretical foundations for the practice of ‘reading as cure’, in the English literary tradition.
e-mail: jbilling@liv.ac.uk

Karren Visser
Ms, self-employed.

Current research area(s): Documentary photography: documenting the characteristic traits of autism and the conditions, both in schools and at home for those with autism in Africa. This project is alongside an autism research programme with the Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme and Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry.
Additional involvement includes: design and content supervision of an illustrative handbook on ‘autism in Kenya’ for teachers and parents (Apr. 2013). Fund raising – article writing on issues relating to the photo-documentary project to raise awareness of autism in Africa. Design and management of a website to highlight autism in Africa (Jan. 2013).
e-mail: kmv@karrenvisser.com

Dr Kip Jones
Reader in Performative Social Science, Media School and HSC, Bournemouth University

Current research area(s): I am particularly interested in dissemination of research using tools from the arts and humanities and exploring new platforms and media. I have a story for a feature film cooking the back of my brain; waiting for some time to develop it and at least a promise of funding.

Research project(s):I am a leader in the development of Performative Social Science.

Recent projects include the three-year Gay and Pleasant Land? Project funded by Research Councils UK and its main output, Rufus Stone, a short filmI have produced other outputs, shorter and with much less funding, which are actually quite satisfying as creative engagement.  So it doesn’t all have to be ‘Hollywood productions’.  I call these small efforts ‘kitchen sink work’.http://kipworldblog.blogspot.co.uk/ , http://www.kipworld.net/ , http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/rufus-stone/   e-mail: kipworld@gmail.com

Kyra Pollitt
AHRC- funded doctoral candidate, University of Bristol (Graduate School of Education/ Centre for Deaf Studies), MA in Language Studies (Lancaster University), MSc in Sign Language Interpreting (European Masters programme: Heriot-Watt University in collaboration with Humak, Helsinki and University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg-Stendhal), Member of the Register of Sign Language Interpreters (Distinction), former Interpreting Fellow at the University of Durham and Senior Lecturer, UCLan. Recently awarded an AHRC International Scholarship to Sarai, Delhi (2013).

Current research area(s): Using art practice as research method in the social sciences; ekphrasis as a valid translation practice; phenomenology, embodiment and haptic practices; the role of kinaesthetics in audience response and appreciation; synaesthesis; the cinematic and the possibility of a ‘deafsthetic’.

Research project(s): Re-searching (British) sign language poetry as (-Total) Gesamtkunstwerk. (The project seeks to re-evaluate sign language poetry as both literary form and visual art, employing as data the concrete responses of a collective of visual/plastic artists to a sign language poem through a process of collective a/r/tography. It is the first globally to use visual methodology to explore this performed literary-visual phenomenon.)
e-mail: kyrapollitt@gmail.com

Lis Engel
Associate Professor Emeritus

Current research area(s): creativity in arts and education (special focus on embodied practices and experience)
Research project(s): How can arts and sciences open into sensitive dialogues of life( from a holistic and/or ecological perspective )
e-mail: lengel@ifi.ku.dk

Louise Younie
GP and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Community-Based Medical Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Current research area(s): Arts-based inquiry in medical education

e-mail: m.l.a.younie@qmul.ac.uk

Lucinda Jarrett
Hon Research fellow at Warwick University School of Health and Social Studies

Current research area(s): 
Image and movement and stroke rehabilitation

Research project(s):The Art of Touch in End of Life Care

e-mail: Lucinda@rubicondance.co.uk

Marion Lean
MA Design Critical Practice, Goldsmiths (2012). Bdes Textile Design, University of Dundee (2011)

Current research area(s): physical and social properties of materials, fashion as communication; conceptualising the body through fashion, behaviour change by design.

Research project(s): Anti smoking by fashion, Cervical Cancer Screening campaign, Inside outside revisit the body, http://marionlean.co.uk/Alter-Mind-Trigger-Behaviour
e-mail: marionlean@hotmail.co.uk

Marion Lynch
Dr., Assoc. GP Dean Oxford Deanery GPSchool. Assoc. Programme Director for Fellowships, Quality Improvement, Simulation and Leadership NHS South England
Assoc. Programme Director commissioning development, and sustainable leadership.  NHSLeadership Academy

Current research area(s): Development of communities of practice in GP education to support leadership. Sustainable leadership for commissioning

Research project(s): The use of the arts to teach medicine and challenge the epistemological approaches to medical educationThe patient voice in revalidation
e-mail: marion.lynch@oxforddeanery.nhs.uk

Martin Glynn

Criminologist with over 25 years’ experience of working in prisons. Has a Masters degree in criminal justice policy/practice, and has recently completed his PhD, at Birmingham City University where he is also a visiting lecturer. Winston Churchill Fellow, awarded the 2012 Pol-Roger award for outstanding service to the field of ‘society and the citizen’ in London (May 2012). 


Current research area(s): Black Men’s desistance and Mindful Practice. Designed and delivered ‘COLOURS’ train the trainers’ programme for practitioners working with young offenders ,commissioned by the Home Office and Leeds based organisation ‘Lippy People’.


Research project(s): Black Men’s Desistance: The racialisation of crime & criminal justice systems and its impacts on the desistance process & The Thread – Mindful Practice with consultants

e-mail: msoulfires@yahoo.co.uk

Mary Smail
Director Sesame Institute for Drama and Movement Therapy. Dramatherapist. Psychotherapist

Current research area(s): The language of “Soul” and inner well being through the arts and creativity

Research project(s): Soul pedagogy
e-mail:  mary.smail@tesco.net

Mette-line Hatorp
BA, MRes Art History. 
Currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth

Current research area: Works with questions of narrative form in the relationship between the constructs of fiction and non-fiction. 

Current research project: Currently writing historical fiction, stage plays and ekphrastic poetry investigating ways in which creative writing practices engage with the art historical narrative.

e-mail: mette-line.hatorp@students.plymouth.ac.uk

Natasha Watson
Research Engineer with IDC in Systems, University of Bath, and Buro Happold Ltd.

Current research area(s): EngD with Buro Happold & IDC in Systems, Uni of Bristol. Studying barriers to entry for low impact building materials & LCA based material selection.

Research project(s): Spreading the message that building from materials such as sheep wool, straw, hemplime etc. you don’t need to live in a ‘hobbit house’ you can have modern design and architecture.  Spreading the message means talking to scientists and non-scientists alike and art is a great way of doing this.

e-mail: Natasha.watson@burohappold.com

Nicola Clayton FRS
Professor of Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge. Scientist in Residence, Rambert Dance Company

Current research area(s): The development and evolution of cognition

e-mail: nsc22@cam.ac.uk

Pat Sikes
PhD; Professor of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Sheffield; affiliated member of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (based at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign);  member of the Congress’ qualitative book of the year award panel.

Current research area(s): Lives & careers of teachers of the Caribbean disapora; difficult doctoral examining experiences; using and re-presenting auto/biographical approaches to research; research ethics in the internationalised university. I’m currently exploring the possibility of undertaking some research with the children of parents diagnosed with early onset dementia. I am interested in creative approaches to social science research and as well as always aiming to use creative narrative forms myself, I also have a number of doctoral students who are exploring exciting possibilities.

Research project(s): Of particular relevance is the work I did with Heather Piper when we investigated the perceptions and experiences of teachers accused of sexual misconduct with students which they said they did not commit. For a number of reasons we chose to re-present our data through composite fictionalised stories (see Sikes, P. and Piper, H. (2010) Researching Sex and Lies in the Classroom: Allegations of Sexual Misconduct in Schools London, Routledge/Falmer).
e-mail:   p.j.sikes@sheffield.ac.uk

Patrick Morris
Associate Artistic Director – Menagerie Theatre Company.  Director of The Ideas Stage, a project run by Menagerie.
As a theatre director, performer and producer with a strong interest and experience in working with the university sector, I bring artistic and practical resources to any collaboration between artists and academia. 

Examples of current and recent work: 2009-12 – I produced and directed a verbatim play about Isaac Newton, “Let Newton Be!”, which toured the UK and US.  The text and DVD of the production were published in The Isaac Newton Handbook, (pub. 2013, The Faraday Institute), and the play received reviews in Science, Nature, Times Higher Ed., and New Scientist.

2013 – Ongoing projects: to produce a new play, The Altruists, about 3 evolutionary biologists of the 1960s-70s; to work with QMUL Law Professor, Alan Dignam, to produce ‘Forum Theatre’ pieces for workshops entitled The Nature of Private Power at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas and 6 other venues around the UK. 

e-mail: patrick@menagerie.uk.com

Paul McIntosh
After starting out life as a student of fine arts I developed a career in healthcare and more latterly higher education as senior lecturer, academic developer and research fellow. 
In recent years I have been trying to reconcile my art student days with current academic and social research, developing arts-based action research methodologies and teaching and learning strategies.

Peter Day
Dr. University of Wolverhampton

Current research area(s): Image and Health Care – Several Projects with Wolverhampton Primary Healthcare Trust. Degenerative Brain Disorders and Photographic Therapeutic Practices.
Therapeutic Art Practices generally

e-mail: P.Day@wlv.ac.uk, peter.day14@btopenworld.com

Philip Davis
Professor; Director Centre for Research in Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems (CRILS), University of Liverpool

Current research area(s): Reading and Health/Well-being

Research project(s): Evaluation of the Reader Organisation and its Outreach Programme 
Editor of New Oxford University Press Series - The literary agenda (The future of Literary studies in 21st Century)

e-mail: p.m.davis@liv.ac.uk

Regina U. Hess

Dr., Ph.D., German Diploma in Psychology, Bournemouth University, School for Health and Social Care

Current research area(s): Embodied Understanding through non-linear expression such as poetry and archetypal images. Embodiment, trauma,  healing and global well-being

Research project(s): Embodied Interpretation of research data through non-linear expression using poetry and archetypal images
e-mail: hess-r@gmx.net

Renate Quehenberger
Mag.art. Dr. cand.phil. , Scientific / artistic researcher , Quantum Cinema ( a FWF_PEEK project), University of Applied Arts Vienna, Department of Media Theory

Current research area(s): The AR project Quantum Cinema with head Peter Weibel, is a collaboration between Quantum Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy on the foundations of quantum mechanics, for the development of a new visualisation tool: 3D animated geometry.

Research project(s): Quantum Cinema ( a FWF_PEEK project) http://quantumcinema.uni-ak.ac.at
e-mail: renate.quehenberger@uni-ak.ac.at

Ruth Pinder
PhD. Senior Research Fellow at City University until September 2011.Am now mostly retired, though I’m still postgraduate Tutor in Research methods at the Open University. 

Current research area(s): Policy/anthropology interface: Art  (psycho)therapy/management in organisational ethnography. Moral, political and aesthetic aspects of ‘nature’ in community forestry as source of creativity, particularly for people with impairments. A critical approach. Psychotherapeutic/ethnographic approaches to medical education (Balint Groups).

Research project(s): Working, inter alia, with an Arts Therapy Manager in a mental health unit for people with dementia.  Want to try out different modes of collaborative writing with her. (Part of City University/N.I.H.R  “Allied Health Care Professionals and Management” project).
e-mail: Ruthpinder@yahoo.co.uk

Sabrina Habib
Master of Fine Arts, Doctoral Candidate, Advertising Department, University of Florida

Current research area(s): Creativity, technology and education

Research project(s): I am currently finishing my dissertation that seeks to understand the role of technology in the creative process, and its implications for teaching.

Sally Chisholm
Counsellor, Supervisor and Lecturer

Current research area(s): Inter-species relationships, Ecopsychology, Critical-Animal Studies

Research project(s): Critical-Animal-Studies straddles the boundaries between traditional animal studies but creatively offers ideas and wisdom, linking the fields of biology, anthropology, philosophy, history and the arts. Ecopsychology - encompasses the ideas of Deep Ecology/Ecotherapy and Transpersonal Ecology, exploring our more-than-human relating calling for mutualistic and sustainable ways of being. By utilizing a third emerging discipline, ‘Performative Research’, an interesting, creative, exciting and even disturbing gestalt may be created! The principal question I wish to address is how might inter-species relationships impact/influence/resonate with our care/disdain of our planet, each Other and ourSelf? Einstein suggested we had become imprisoned by a way of separating our ‘self’ from other living creatures and the whole of nature, an ‘optical delusion of consciousness’ I would like to trouble that delusion, explore relationships described as utilitarian, self-gratifying with those more self- transecendental and see if that impacts our values and behaviours towards our biosphere? (Schultz, PW and  Zelezny, L 1999). By re-presenting the data in artful and performative ways (Dark 2008, Jones 2007, 2008, Roberts 2008) the aim would be to reach  “new audiences for these stories, thus insuring that they are not just buried in academic journals”(Jones, K  2007)

e-mail: Sallychis@aol.com

Sandy Goldbeck/Wood
Clinical Lecturer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tromsø and Nordlandssykehuset Bodø with special interest in psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology. Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (London). PhD student Critical and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia. MA Modern and Mediaeval Languages, Cambridge, MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex . Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy, Leeds

Current research area(s): !. A psychoanalytic exploration of the connections between medicine and poetry (PhD project), to accompany a first collection of my own poetry. 2. Narrative research into the birth experiences of women transferred during labour from remote island locations to mainland hospitals in North Norway. Previous: MA psychoanalytic research into rawness in visual art

e-mail: goldbeckwood@doctors.org.uk

Sarah Amsler
Dr., Senior Lecturer in Education, Centre for Educational Research and Development, University of Lincoln, UK

Current research area(s): politics of education and knowledge; transformative cultural practices; affective and social pedagogies; popular higher education; critical theories of transformation; prefigurative politics and radical democracy

Research project(s) : "The politics of ‘transformative’ culture in popular arts and education" explores the 'transformative' potential of culture in late capitalist society. In response to popular discourses of despair about the inevitability of ecological catastrophe, economic crisis and the erosion of democratic power, many cultural workers assert that the ‘world-making’ practices of art and education can create space for alternative perspectives and empower people to take action for social change in their everyday lives. At the same time, the future of these very practices is threatened by the commodification of cultural work itself. When authenticity has market value, creativity is cultural capital and reflexive dialogue is good public relations, how does culture function as a critical force in social life? This project explores the motivations, experiences and impacts of cultural workers who lead projects for political empowerment in the arts and education, and who define their work as essential both for creating spaces of greater personal possibility and enabling democratic engagement in public life.
"Pedagogies of radical democracy" Emerging from the above project, this work is exploring the types of emotional, epistemological and social learning that make radically democratic relationships possible, and the methodologies and pedagogies that make this learning possible. I am now working on learning through and about, and developing the latter, with others working in arts and popular education.
e-mail: samsler@lincoln.ac.uk

Sophie Anne Edwards
PhD (ABD) Queen’s University, Geography
E.D. 4elements Living Arts, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Sessional professor, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Current research area(s): Community-based and integrative field research; creative practice and place-making

Research projectIntegrative Field Studies (Queen’s University); various community projects through 4elements Living Arts
e-mail: sophie.edwards@queensu.ca


Sue Hacking

Dr., Research Fellow in Mental Health, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.     

Current research area(s):  Mental Health and arts, evaluation, development of new instruments, innovation and inclusion of marginalised individuals.

Research project(s): Evaluation of Imove, Yorkshire and Humberside

e-mail address:  shacking@uclan.ac.uk

Susan Hogan

Professor in Cultural Studies & Art Therapy, University of Derby. Arts & Humanities Training,  Fine Artist, HPC Registered Art Therapist, Trained Arts Manager (MA Arts Administration), Trained Social Science Researcher (MA with Distinction), Cultural Historian on Arts & Health (PhD)

Current research area(s): Arts & Health, Participatory Arts & Older Women, Arts in the Transition to Motherhood, The History of Therapeutic Arts

Research project(s):  http://www.representing-ageing.com/

e-mail : s.hogan@gmail.com


Susan Steward
Ms,Currently working as a part-time research associate in the Faculty of Education, Cambridge on a project with primary school pupils. Prior to that worked on a project funded by Creative Partnerships entitled “The Impact Of Creative Approaches In Promoting Student Wellbeing” that examined the role of artists and creative practitioners in schools (at both primary and secondary).

Also studying part-time for a PhD in the Geography Department at Kings College London. Combining education and geography to focus on growing up on the North Norwich estates. Within this research examining both the physical and social contexts of the neighbourhood that young people grew up in alongside the context of their secondary school.

Research project(s) : Considerable experience of working with a  range of children and young people in school settings.  I have a concern that the qualitative interview (as well as other research techniques) is often inadequate in research with some of the groups that I have researched. My PhD is in the Geography Dept so I am using photos of the local area to illustrate the environments of the schools and the neighbourhood that young people have experienced. I am particularly interested in how the architecture of a school and its physical environment affects the identity of students within it.
e-mail address: susan.steward@kcl.ac.uk

Susanne Valerie Granzer

Univ.Prof.Mag.art.Dr.phil.; University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Max Reinhardt Semina

Current research area(s): Philosophy On Stage (Website: http://personal.mdw.ac.at/granzer/wp/?page_id=1054 ), Acting On Stage

Research project (s): Generating Bodies (TRP12-G21), sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Projektwebsite (English): http://homepage.univie.ac.at/arno.boehler/php/?p=3361

e-mail: granzer@mdw.ac.at


Sven Miller

M.F.A. Directing, deutsche Buehnenreife (Physical Theatre), member SDC/ AEA/ SAG-AFTRA One Union, Member Lincoln Center Directors Laboratory New York City, former artistic associate German National Theater Weimar, currently Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Media Performance, Department of Journalism and Communications, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK,. Lecturer, freelance director, and performer.

Research area focuses on Theatre for Social Change, Contemporary Theatre Practice, the role of theatre and forms of theatrical engagement in a mediated and performative environment. 

Research project(s): Projects in the past seven years include INTO AN UNLULLED SLEEP (USA), MY GOD RIDES A SKATEBOARD (Germany, recipient of the German Presidential Medal 2007), and Grenztaenzer (a multi-media dance theatre project with students, the German National Theater of Weimar, and Staatskapelle Weimar). A trailer of INTO AN UNLULLED SLEEP is available at this link: Into an Unlulled Sleep Trailer

e-mail: sven.miller@beds.ac.uk

Tim Joss
Chair, Public Engagement Foundation, Director, The Rayne Foundation

Current research area(s) and projects: 

1. The health economics of arts in health programmes 
2. Is it possible to develop the sustainable use of the arts to improve health outcomes? 
e-mail: tim@publicengagementfoundation.org.uk

Wendy Couchman

Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University. In addition to social work and social research qualifications I have degrees in Fine Art and Creative Media Arts


Current research area(s):  Papers on using arts-based approaches in social work education.   Graphic novel of dementia stories


Research project(s): Development of methods to analyse through concepts of affect how the arts communicate

 e-mail: wendy.couchman@lsbu.ac.uk



Charlotte Tulinius,
Sep 17, 2012, 10:49 AM