Researching Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Announcing a new ESRC Seminar Series

Members of the national research in arts and health network have been successful in securing ESRC funding for a seminar series entitled ‘Researching Arts, Health and Wellbeing’. The programme will commence March 2013 until September 2014 with meetings in Nottingham, Bristol, Glasgow and London.

The seminar programme will bring into dialogue difference academic and practitioner perspectives, involving established researchers and major organisations in the field of Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

Through this dialogue, the aim of the seminar series is fourfold:

  1. To generate consensus on the ‘big questions’ for Arts, Health and Wellbeing research
  2. To advance and deepen theoretical, conceptual and methodological research on the processes and practices in Arts, Health and Wellbeing
  3. To develop strategies for advocacy and knowledge exchange with policy-makers, funders and arts agencies and practitioners
  4. To establish the foundations for a national network in Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The seminar series is co-ordinated by Dr. Theo Stickley, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham.

Co-applicants are:

  • Dr. Sarah Atkinson, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University
  • Dr. Hester Parr, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Prof. Stephen Clift, Health, Wellbeing and the Family, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Prof. Norma Daykin, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England
  • Dr. Francis Biley, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
  • Prof. Tia DeNora, Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter
  • Mr. Mike White, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University
  • Prof. Susan Hogan, Education, Health and Sciences, University of Derby
  • Prof. Paul Camic, Centre for Applied Social and Psychological Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Dr. Suzanne Hacking, Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire

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