My research centres on creativity and the arts, with foci including: art therapy; arts interventions for health and well being; social prescribing; creativity and the lived experience of dementia; arts education; spoken word and poetry slam; art worlds/communities; arts inclusivity; everyday creativity; and the artistic process.   I am particularly interested the intersections between arts-based research, participatory research and social justice, and have developed the ‘collaborative poetics’ method framed by these concerns. I work with colleagues and students using creative, arts-based and/or participatory methods, including: poetic inquiry; autoethnography; photo voice; photo elicitation; collaborative poetics; and participatory action research.  My doctoral students work on topics such as: medical perceptions and teaching of fragility, the lived experiences of women with borderline personality disorder; music interventions in young people with juvenille dementia; black people's experiences of intimacy and psychosis; and decolonial praxis in museum learning.  I have previously supervised and examined work covering topics that include: the impact of austerity policies on homeless people; spoken word with young offenders in a Macedonian prison; and the performance and perception of authenticity in contemporary UK spoken word poetry.  You can find out more about my research on the 'Projects and Publications ' page or see my Orcid profile.

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Contact Details

If you wish to talk to me about my research or consultancy work, you can contact me via the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.  Alternatively, you can write to:

Department of Psychology, 
School of Humanities and Social Science,
University of Brighton,
Falmer Campus,
Lewes Road, Brighton, BN1 9PH