Webinars 2021-2022

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SDHRC Research Webinar series 2021-2022 -“Health Through Arts: Connecting People & Communities”

Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health (SDHRC) is launching a new research webinar series. 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.

This year’s webinar series have now been completed. Details of next year’s webinar series will be released soon.

Past webinars

Below you can see information on the SDHRC’s previous webinars.

Tuesday 25th January 2022, 14:00 GMT

Title: “Applied theatre in paediatrics: Can participatory performance mitigate educational, emotional and social consequences of missing out school during hospitalisation?”

Speaker: Professor Persephone Sextou, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University

Designated Academic: Associate Professor Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, University of Utah

Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 14:00 GMT

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


Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 13:00 GMT

Title: “Applied puppetry in healthcare and disability”

Speakers: Cariad Astles, University of Exeter/Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Dr Emma Fisher-Owen, Researcher, puppeteer, theatre artist and educator

Designated Academic: Dr Susan Linn, Research Associate at Boston Children’s Hospital and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School


Wednesday 8th June 2022, 10:00 BST (GMT + 1)To attend the webinar, click here

Title: “Future Stories: co-designing virtual reality (VR) experiences with young people with a serious illness in hospital”

Speaker: Professor Michael Balfour, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Designated Academic: Emerita Professor Robyn Ewing, Co-Director of CREATE Centre, University of Sydney

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