Arts and health embraces a range of arts practices occurring primarily in healthcare settings, which bring together the skills and priorities of both arts and health professionals. As a clinical supervisor this researcher spent many hours with music therapists defining and re-defining how they see their role and remit in their particular clinical settings, whilst simultaneously engaging with funding bodies in her work as an arts and health manager where only participatory or collaborative arts projects were eligible for arts and health funding.
Podcast – Caroline Peppard.mp3 (size 8 MB) Caroline currently works as a Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Health Service Executive and her main areas of interest and research are older people; ageing and the social factors that produce positive ageing and social models of health and illness.
The aim of Art in Healthcare is to share this collection with medical environments across Scotland to improve the healthcare experience of patients, staff and visitors; the online collection is usually the first point of call for anyone interested in seeing or acquiring artwork from the collection.
The research will feed into a report that aims to build up a detailed picture of the current arts and health scene in the country and inform future policies. During my graduate research at Concordia University, Montreal I worked as a therapist with an over sixty” mental health programme and had written and performed in the ethnodrama, Remember me for Birds, about aging, mental health and autonomy.
Lisa Skipper – Certified Navigator with MD Health Connection and Project Coordinator with RAEN (Rural Action Enrollment Network) at Mountain Laurel Medical Center in Oakland, MD since 2013. Develop a thorough knowledge base in the history, research, impact, and outcomes of arts and health as a professional field.