• 68 Grand Parade, University of Brighton

    BN2 0JY Brighton

    United Kingdom

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Inclusive arts practices

The Centre for Arts and Wellbeing has a membership of academics, creative practitioners and health practitioners across the University of Brighton. We work with our associate members, as well as local, national and international communities, to improve individual, social and environmental wellbeing.

Our work is focused on meaningful impact through an understanding of the practical wisdom that is accessed through the arts. We work inclusively and collaboratively with health and wellbeing partners, investigating priorities of mutual interest and developing new, interdisciplinary and community-oriented research approaches. Our expert arts practices include drawing, design, creative writing and media; our expert health and wellbeing practices include mental health, psychology, resilience, sustainability and medicine.

Research and enterprise in this field has attracted international attention for example: inclusive arts practices backed by the Tate Gallery and introduced across South Asia; drawings on environmental degradation prompting government interventions; community writing and film recognised as a means to social expression and integration in challenged communities.

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Group members at Brighton and Sussex Medical School:

Professor Jackie Cassell, Deputy Dean

Dr Chi Eziefula, Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases

Dr Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy

Dr Shahaduz Zaman, Reader in Medical Anthropology and Global Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Centre for Arts and Wellbeing is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Psychotic Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
artist Social Sciences
HIV Medicine & Life Sciences
experience Social Sciences
home care Social Sciences
dementia Social Sciences
resilience Social Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 2019 2020

Knit Step by Step: Techniques, Stitches, and Patterns Made Easy

Haffenden, V. & Patmore, F., 25 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) 224 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

Acceptability and feasibility of using digital vending machines to deliver HIV self-tests to men who have sex with men

Vera, J. H., Soni, S., Pollard, A., Lewellin, C., Peralta, C., Rodriguez, L. & Dean, G., 17 May 2019, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Steam Bath

An Illustrated* A to Z for the Design of Care: H is for Hands, K is for Kin, N is for Noticing

Sutherland, S., 2019, An Illustrated* A to Z for the Design of Care. Rodgers, P., Bremner, C. & Innella, G. (eds.). Lancaster: Lancaster University, p. 39, 40, 52, 59, 60 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

twenty-first century

Activities 2012 2019

We need to talk about robots: gender, datafication and AI

Aristea Fotopoulou (Presenter)
21 Nov 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Royal Society (External organisation)

Aristea Fotopoulou (Member)
15 Oct 2019

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesRepresentation of University on boards and bodies

Drawing Heritage(s)

Duncan Bullen (Presenter)
28 Sep 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk