Following the recent appointment of Professor Persephone Sextou as Centre Director, the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health (SDHRC) is launching a dynamic new research webinar series ‘Health Through Arts: Connecting People and Communities’.
The series aims to raise public awareness of the role of the arts in healthcare, complement health professionals’ training, and connect people and communities for improved health and wellbeing. Confirmed speakers from the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia will explore important interrogations around the impact of arts-based applications on individuals in healthcare and wellbeing contexts and settings.
Each webinar will focus on a key area in the sector of Arts and Health, reflecting the Centre’s expanding portfolio of expertise. The webinars will be led by members of the Centre and will feature guest speakers who specialise in a particular field. The one-hour webinars will include a presentation from the guest speaker, a discussion between the speaker, the academic expert and Persephone, and a Q&A session with attendees.
The Next Webinar:
Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 2:00pm
Title: “The Galaxy Choir: Exploring the impact of a choir for adults with a learning disability: promising findings and ways forward”
Speakers: Esther Coren, Assistant Director of Research, Julia Moore, Research Fellow, and Jacqueline Tallent, Research Fellow, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
Designated Academic: Daniel Marsden, Senior Lecturer – Learning Disabilities, School Of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Canterbury Christ Church University.