Members: Researchers

Here you will find a wide range of educational institutions and training organisations delivering arts, health and well-being programmes and research.

Murals for health and wellbeing

Murals for health and wellbeing

Area of Art: Visual Art

We are a community initiative inspired to create murals as social prescribing project

Together for Change

Together for Change

Healthcare Representative, Funders & Policy Makers, Researchers | Location: South West Wales

TfC is a Pembrokeshire-wide partnership programme and a collaboration between Solva Care, PAVS and PLANED bringing together third- and public-sector organisations to establish a positive legacy from the pandemic, and build on the contribution of community-led action to people’s health & wellbeing.

Ymchwil OB3 Research

Ymchwil OB3 Research

Researchers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

OB3 Research is a leading research and evaluation consultancy in Wales, dedicated to quality and impact. Established in 2000, we are a fully bilingual business and provide clients in the public, private and third sector with robust, tailor-made research and analysis.

Straeon Research Ltd

Straeon Research Ltd

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

We are social scientists with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, health & arts. Projects range from qualitative, creative enquiries to systematic reviews and policy evaluation. We value ‘citizen intelligence’ and find ways to enable participants to tell their stories authentically and creative

Megan Wyatt

Megan Wyatt

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

I am a practicing artist and researcher and I have facilitated and evaluated numerous Arts in Health projects across health, care and community settings. My PhD research investigated how people living with dementia engage with and experience painting whilst working alongside an artist (myself).

Dewi Evans

Dewi Evans

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Installation Art, Spoken Word, Poetry

Theatre Practitioner, Artist, and Researcher currently undertaking a PhD in Performances of Mental Illness. My practice-based research PhD is titled 'Autobiographic Performances of Mental Illness: How can Autobiographic Performances Decolonise, Destigmatise, and Devictimise Mental Health'

Clary Saddler Forget-Me-Not-Productions

Clary Saddler Forget-Me-Not-Productions

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Digital, Animation

Forget-Me-Not-Productions is a reputable, high quality, inclusive arts and assistive technology organisation based in Wales. We develop high quality inclusive arts projects and education & reminiscence workshops across the UK. We specialise in working with people with complex physical disabilities.

Thania Acarón

Thania Acarón

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Dance, Other

Dance movement psychotherapist, researcher, lecturer & performer. Works both as an independent practitioner and lecturer at the University of South Wales. Offers international workshops on movement for wellbeing, LGBT+ issues, dance movement psychotherapy & embodied decision-making. @thaniaacaron

Maria Hayes

Maria Hayes

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Painting

Dr. Maria Hayes is an award winning artist and artist facilitator. Currently Elysium Healthcare contracts her to create Recovery Tree murals with patients and staff in secure hospitals. She regularly trains and mentors other artists and facilitators, and is passionate about Arts in Health wo

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Arts Organisation Representative, Researchers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

I work with the art collections at National Museum Cardiff. Our work around health and wellbeing is close to my heart, especially after experiencing chronic illness myself. Formerly Paintings in Hospitals co-ordinator for south Wales, I am now studying a doctorate in Health Studies at Cardiff.

Susan Liggett

Susan Liggett

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Digital

Susan is a visual artist, researcher and curator. She has organized exhibitions, chaired conferences and published work on the interface of art/science. She is a member of the Royal Cambrian and is Associate Dean for Research at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Lorna Bates

Lorna Bates

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Mixed Media

I have a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, an MA in Art Practice from Glyndwr University and am currently on a PGCE in post compulsory education. Having worked as a caregiver for the elderly, I have realised that I would like to work with the elderly in an arts capacity.

Christina Thatcher

Christina Thatcher

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature

I am a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University with research interests in the role of creative writing as a therapeutic intervention. I have led hundreds of writing for wellbeing workshops in schools and communities. I am also a member of the Literature Wales Management Board.

James Lewis

James Lewis

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

I am the co-lead and academic director of Y Lab, the Public Services Innovation Lab for Wales, a partnership between Cardiff University and Nesta. For our Arts and Health work, see https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/arts-and-health/

Emily Underwood-Lee

Emily Underwood-Lee

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

I am Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling. My research concerns first person and autobiographical storytelling and performance with a focus on feminist performance, narratives of illness, performance and the maternal and performance and disability.

Beth Pickard

Beth Pickard

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Music

Beth is a music therapist and PhD researcher at the University of South Wales exploring pedagogy of disability. In addition, Beth is also Course Leader for the BA(Hons) in Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree, where visual arts students develop inclusive and participatory practices in the community.

Katherine Algar-Skaife

Katherine Algar-Skaife

Researchers | Location: North West Wales

I am passionate about improving the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and those who support them, and in particular through the arts. Over the last 10 years, most of my research has focussed on the benefits of the arts for those who live in, work in, and visit care homes.

Sarah Pogoda

Sarah Pogoda

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Other

I'm a Lecturer in German Studies at Bangor University, and my research areas explore Artistic Research, Institutional Critique, Avant Garde Performance Art and Theatre. As Artistic Research I pursue interventions, Happenings, and Participatory Performances.

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