Members: Researchers

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

Maria Hayes

Maria Hayes

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Digital

Dr Maria Hayes draws movement, story and music in performance as well as spending time drawing the natural world. With 32 years of experience, in particular of working with people with mental health issues and other forms of disability, Maria knows everyone is a potential artist.

Beverly Belshaw

Beverly Belshaw

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Other

I am an artist and art therapist. I work with children and adults alike, using mosaics, silk painting, textiles and mixed media art. I believe my commitment to both professions inform my practice bye creating a balance that is fundamental to the work I do with others.

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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